A huge THANK YOU to Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for recognizing our Direct Support Professionals and the amazing work they do supporting people with disabilities in our community! It means the world to us! Thank you to Feed Howard County and First Presbyterian Church of Howard County for delicious baked goods and for your continuing support of our essential employees and the people we serve! Thanks also to Touche Touchet Bakery for the beautiful cake! Let’s eat Cake!
Direct Support Professional Recognition Week-September 13-19, 2020
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) join others throughout the United States in marking September 13 through September 19, 2020, as Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week and plan to honor these outstanding Marylanders.
A Big Thank You to Vanessa Antrum at Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) for featuring Senior Residential Program Manager Rhonda Braswell, Residential Managers Marie Ndjock, Warnette Owens-Moultrie, Jessicia Chaney today! Thank you for your support of The Arc of Howard County and for your recognition of these front line heroes!
Imagine” living life…to the fullest. “Imagine,” a new video from The Arc of Howard County, features people with intellectual and developmental disabilities doing just that…living their best lives. The “Imagine” video was produced by Pam Long Photography featuring the vocal talents of Bach to Rock Fulton, MD‘s Carl Pfanstiehl. Thank you, Pam, Carl, and Bach to Rock! Let’s imagine the day when we can all be together again!
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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 to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
As part of the celebration of #DSPRW19, The Arc Maryland released of the heart for it; a video developed in collaboration with partner organizations of The Arc in Maryland. The video, the heart for it, helps viewers better understand the work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and their importance to the community. Showcasing stories from DSPs, and people they support, the heart for it shows what it means to be a Direct Support Professional or to receive support from one. Watch the video on The Arc Maryland’s Youtube or click on the video below. You might see a few very familiar faces!
Want to know what a Director Support Professional means to the individuals they support and their families? Read what The Arc Maryland had to say: