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Judge OKs $6.6M Settlement For Social Security Workers

A federal administrative law judge in Baltimore has given preliminary approval to a $6.6 million settlement for more than 570 current and former Social Security Administration employees with disabilities.

11/10/2014

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Baltimore Postal Worker Convicted Of 7-Year Disability & Food Stamp Scam

A long-term Baltimore mail carrier has been convicted of a disability scam that spanned seven years.

11/10/2014

Gary Toft

Baltimore Counselor Charged In Sex Assault Of Disabled Men

A Baltimore counselor has been charged in the sexual abuse of two men living at a home for the developmentally disabled.

10/29/2014

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Md. Auditors: Flaws In DDA Verification Process

Maryland auditors have found the state’s Developmental Disabilities Administration has not substantially addressed a previous finding that it does not have procedures to verify consumers received services from providers as stipulated.

09/02/2014

Passport application (Credit, Heather Leigh Carroll)

Baltimore Agrees To Stop Disabilities Questions For Job Offers

The U.S. Justice Department has reached an agreement with Baltimore that will require the city to cease hiring practices the federal government deems discriminatory toward applicants with disabilities.

08/20/2014

Ethan Saylor

Md.’s New Mandatory Police Training Program To Be Led By The Disabled

A Maryland commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome plans to make people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the teachers in a mandatory, statewide police training program.

05/22/2014

CAMDEN YARDS CLEANUP CREW FROM CHIMES

Cleanup Crew ‘Chimes’ In At Camden Yards To Overcome Hardships

Batting clean-up is an important job on any baseball team, so is cleaning up after a game is over.

04/15/2014

Source: Department of Disabilities

Disability Department Secretary Retiring After 7 Years

Catherine Raggio, the secretary of Maryland’s Department of Disabilities, plans to retire at the end of this month after seven years in the position.

04/10/2014

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Md. Nonprofit Serving Disabled Reports Data Breach

Someone hacked the computers of a state-licensed provider of services to the developmentally disabled and stole Social Security numbers and medical information for about 9,700 clients, the organization and the state agency that oversees it said Monday.

03/17/2014

Ethan Saylor

Md. Commission On Police And Disabled Meets

A state panel is getting close to making recommendations regarding police training about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

12/18/2013

Ethan Saylor

New Panel Begins Work After In Custody Death Of Md. Man With Down Syndrome

The death of a man with Down syndrome in the custody of sheriff’s deputies has helped inspire a new Maryland commission to improve interactions with people with developmental disabilities.

10/29/2013

Ethan Saylor

Md. Could Be First State To Train Police On Disabilities

Maryland could become the first state to require police and other first responders to get disability training following the death of 26-year-old Robert Ethan Saylor.

09/26/2013

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