Local Empowerment Funds
Today, Suz shares information about a funding program for individuals and families with developmental disabilities:
"Raising a child with a developmental disability can be both challenging and empowering. The MDDC’s Consumer Empowerment Funds Program is a hidden gem that grants up to $500 towards the cost of attending meaningful conferences and events within the state that benefit your efforts of living with a developmental disability. The goal of this program is to promote the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by assisting them in their efforts to achieve independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion.
The application process is simple, and the support allows families to attend events that build wonderful networks, relationships, and educational opportunities. Our family has benefited greatly from the ability to attend two major Down syndrome conferences, thanks to monetary support from this program."