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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Building Community Together

Annual Appreciation Social Celebrates Our Volunteers The Arc of Howard County's 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Social was held on Wednesday, April 22 to thank the many volunteers who give their time and talent to help us…

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Amazon Smile: You Shop. Amazon Gives.

                        Shop online using your AmazonSmile account and support The Arc of Howard County! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the…

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Carol Beatty Appointed Secretary of the Department of Disabilities

Congratulations to Executive Director Carol Beatty on Appointment by Governor Larry Hogan Congratulations to Executive Director Carol Beatty for her selection by Governor Larry Hogan to be Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. After…

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Ins & Outs of IEPS

INS & OUTS OF IEPS Date:  Monday October 27 Time:  6:30-8:30 p.m. Location:  East Columbia Branch Library 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 20145 Whether this is your first IEP or you are a veteran of…

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