Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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Join the Maryland Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for its Supporting Families Webinar Series on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at noon.

This webinar series is facilitated by Mary Anne Kane-Breschi, both the parent of a young woman with multiple disabilities and the Director of Family Supports for the DDA. Utilizing the principles and tools of Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework, Mary Anne, along with special guests and subject matter experts will address different topics and areas of concern, such as Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) on September 30 and Person Centered Planning Training on October 14. The topic for the October 28 webinar will be announced shortly.

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Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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Join the Maryland Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for its Supporting Families Webinar Series on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at noon.

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I AM — Independence Amplified Maryland: Live Stream

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I AM Maryland presents a live stream on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The live stream can be viewed later on YouTube. Register here. 

The presenter, Gail Godwin, Executive Director of Shared Support Maryland, will share about Shared Support Maryland’s services and programs. Gail will also share about their collaborative initiative with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and Centers for Independent Living–Expectations Matter ~ My Life, My Plan, My Choice!!

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Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar Series

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Please join the Maryland Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for its Supporting Families Webinar Series on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at noon. The topic is “Reopening: Things to Consider.”

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This webinar is facilitated by Mary Anne Kane Breschi, Parent and DDA’s Director of Family Supports. Guests will include:

  • Bernard Simons, DDA, Deputy Secretary
  • Nicholas Burton, DDA, Central Regional Director
  • Shawn Kros, CEO, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
  • Kimberly Marchman, Parent

The next webinar in this series is: Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at noon.

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I AM — Independence Amplified Maryland: Recreation Opportunities

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Independence Amplified Maryland (I AM), a program of Maryland Centers for Independent Living, will host a discussion on Racism at the Intersection of Disability, Diversity, and Intersectionality on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. To register for the free Zoom event, visit the Maryland Center for Independent Living registration page.

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Feed Howard County Donates Zen Garden

A Young Woman Supported by The Arc of Howard County Enjoys a Chinese for Dinner

#Covid19kindess Shout out to Feed Howard County for continuing to Support The Arc of Howard County! Last night, 100 delicious meals were delivered from ZenGarden (10039 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City) to our staff and the people we serve! Thank you Feed Howard County for remembering our essential health care workers and people with disabilities in Howard County during this continuing crisis!

Thank you to our volunteer drivers Sue Bullock, Donna Mitchell Hennessy, Anita Dempsey, Khyle and Dee Dee! You all Rock!

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Fire HD Tablets Provide Fun, Communication, and Connection During COVID-19

Fire HD Tablets Donated to The Arc of Howard County

Today’s Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes to the Maryland Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) for providing funding to purchase several Fire HD Tablets for people supported by The Arc of Howard County! The Fire HD Tablets are not only fun to use, but are also so important for communication and connection during #COVID19 and always. Thank you, DDA!

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State Farm Agent Alexander Brown Donates 150 Water Bottles

Alexander and Brandi Brown of Alexander Brown-State Farm Agent in Columbia Donate 150 Water Bottles

Today’s Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes to Alexander and Brandi Brown of Alexander Brown – State Farm Agent in Columbia for donating 150 water bottles for our comfort bag program! Thank you Alexander and Brandi for supporting The Arc of Howard County!

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Masks, Face Shields, Gowns, Safety Gloves, and PPE Remain a Critical Need for The Arc of Howard County

Masks, Face Shields, Safety Gloves, Gowns, and PPE

Thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses, The Arc of Howard County has received face masks of all types…from KN95 masks to medical-grade masks to homemade masks and even ones made in-house by our nursing staff. But, the need for face masks and PPE continues to be great.

Thank you also to the United Way of Central Maryland for their donation of 100 KN95 masks! We appreciate everyone’s continued support! Special Shout Out to Beth Littrell, Director, Community Engagement and Volunteerism at United Way for making this happen!

An Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes out to Scott Spedden – Farmers Insurance and Financial Services. Scott…knowing The Arc of Howard County needed PPE…donated 100 face masks! Scott, thank you for giving back to the community! Can you help? Please donate here.

Another Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes out to the kind folks from the Maryland Communities Unite A-S-A-P Facebook Group. Thank you for donating Face Shields for our staff as we continue to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic!

BIG Thank You to Integral Components, LLC! Mary Cosden Keiser heard that our Direct Support Professionals were in need of Personal Protective Equipment and Integral Components donated 100 Face Shields to The Arc of Howard County! People are good! Want to donate to purchase masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, and PPE?

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Provides Tax Prep Services

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Tax Prepation Services for Those Who Need It Most

Today’s Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes to Anne Fairbairn of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for generously donating tax preparation services to several people supported by The Arc of Howard County! Thank you Anne and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for supporting The Arc of Howard County! Have a fabulous weekend!

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