October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018!

The Arc of Howard County is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and…

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Arc Achiever: Dan Maletz

Arc Achiever: Dan Maletz Achieved his dream of an independent, fulfilling life           Dan Maletz's desire was to always be independent and the 32 year-old has been working toward that goal since…

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Arc Achiever: Hannah Saltzman

Arc Achiever:  Hannah Saltzman Achieved her goal of working in Administration         At Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHAPL), there are many types of employment one can experience. For Hannah Saltzman, her employment…

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Arc Achiever: Bonnie Block

Arc Achiever: Bonnie Block Achieved her dream of making music    There are many things that Bonnie Block enjoys doing in her life. She is a social butterfly and a very accomplished self-advocate who appreciates her independence…

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Discover Who You Are

Discover Who You Are At 21, Olmer Gutierrez has had the good fortune of discovering he has abilities and talents that make him a valuable employee. When Olmer transitioned from school, he joined the 2016…

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Arc Achiever: Robert Bussard

Arc Achiever: Robert Bussard Achieved his dream of independence If you ever met Robert Bussard, you would remember. His warm smile and friendly manner are undeniable. Robert Bussard, who is 83 years old, has been supported by…

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A Year of Celebration: Arc Highlights

  Interested in learning more about The Arc? Check out our 2017 Highlights!

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Congratulations Mike Lewis!

Congratulations to Mike Lewis!  MACS Awardee and The Arc Maryland Volunteer of the Year We are so happy to announce that Mike Lewis was submitted and recognized for The Arc Maryland Volunteer of the Year…

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Arc Achiever: Geoff Savage

Arc Achiever: Geoff Savage Achieved his dream of a rewarding and meaningful life            For 45 year-old Geoff Savage, there is never a dull moment. Geoff, who has worked full-time for…

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Project SEARCH Interns Graduate

Congratulations to the class of 2017 Project SEARCH Howard!              The 2017 Class of Project SEARCH Howard celebrated the end of the school year on June 9th at the George…

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20th Annual Chocolate Ball photos

Missed the Chocolate Ball? Check out all the photos here.

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Meet Laura, our 2017 Self Advocate of the Year!

Laura has lived with her family members her entire life.  Several of her close elderly family members, whom she had 1-on-1 relationships with, had passed away over the past few years.  She also experienced the…

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ABLE Bill Signed into Law

          Check out the most recent news from the Maryland Department of Disabilities!   Maryland ABLE Bill Signed Into Law ANNAPOLIS, MD- Governor Hogan signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law on…

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Sibling Bond-Sarah and David

Check out the article written by the Maryland Department of Disabilities on Sibling Bond! Parenting inevitably brings both happiness and worry.  There are fresh joys and new challenges with each season of life.  As the mother of…

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Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council Child Care Videos

-- News You Can Use-- Inclusive Child Care Videos Now available!  We are excited to announce that two new videos are now available as a part of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council's ongoing efforts to increase…

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Cindy Parr Attended NLIDD Training

Cindy Parr, Executive Director of The Arc of Howard County recently completed The National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities at The University of Delaware. Cindy was one of 30 participants from all over the country…

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The ADA Is Celebrating 25 Years

July 26, 2015 Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) is celebrating the occasion with an event at Camden Yards on Sunday,…

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New Officers and Board Members FY16

The Arc of Howard County recently elected officers for FY16. We extend our congratulations to Columbia resident Dorothy Plantz, who was elected President of the Board. Dorothy is the Director of Admissions and Advising at…

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Cindy Parr Selected as New Executive Director of The Arc of Howard County

Cindy Parr selected to be Executive Director of The Arc of Howard County. The Arc of Howard County has selected Cindy Parr, Executive Director of Human Services Programs of Carroll County,…

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Congratulations to the 2015 Celebration of Excellence Awards Recipients

The Arc of Howard County 2015 Celebration of Excellence Awards May 13, 2015 The Gathering Place, Columbia The Celebration of Excellence Awards is when we say “Thank You” to all those in the community who…

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