SMRO-Governors Transitioning Youth Initiative

Transition is more than about services; it's also about values. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has adopted an Employment First philosophy and seeks to align its service delivery system with that philosophy. Transition planning is…

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Holiday Closing Information: December 25, 2019, and January 1, 2020

This is a reminder of The Arc of Howard County's office and program closings for the holidays. The Arc of Howard County​'s Employment, Day Program, and Supported Retirement and The Arc Transportation Services will be closed…

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Inclement Weather Policy

As we approach the cold weather season, we would like to review The Arc of Howard County's cold weather policy. In the event of inclement weather, look for weather updates, delayed openings, and closing information on: This…

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The Arc of Howard County Was a Changemaker Challenge Winner! #ChangemakerHC

Cindy Parr, Executive Director of The Arc of Howard County (pictured center), accepted the $15,000 Changemaker Challenge Award accompanied by Liz Burrage and Bryan Sorrentino of The Arc of Howard County.…

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Holiday Closing Information: Thanksgiving

Friendly Reminder: This a reminder of The Arc of Howard County office and program closings during Thanksgiving Week 2019:   The Arc of Howard County Community Integration Services-Employment, Day Program, and Supported Retirement, and The…

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Heart for It #MoreThanTheHeartForIt #DSPRW19 #MoreThanTheHeartForIt

During the week of September 8th to 14th, 2019, The Arc of Howard County celebrated Direct Support Professional Recognition Week #DSPRW19. The Arc of Howard County joined in thanking Direct Support Professionals for the work they do…

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Sherri Collins-Witzke Named Honorary Chair for 2020 Chocolate Ball

Sherri Collins-Witzke, Honorary Chair for Chocolate Ball 2020 The Arc of Howard County is pleased to announce that Sherri Collins-Witzke will be this year's Honorary Chair for the 23rd Annual Chocolate…

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Labor Day Closing Information

Friendly Reminder: The Arc of Howard County’s Administrative offices, Community Integration Services-Day Support & Supportive Retirement, and The Arc Transportation Services will be closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day! If you are scheduled to work…

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Applications for Partners in Policymaking Now Open

Partners in Policymaking is a program that prepares parents of children with disabilities and adults with disabilities to be effective advocates at the state and local level. Over 30 states in the U.S., have a…

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July 4th Closing Information

To all Arc Families – a friendly reminder that The Arc of Howard County will be closed on July 4th, 2019. The Arc of Howard County’s Administrative offices, Community Integration Services-Day Support & Supportive Retirement,…

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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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