Congratulations to the 2021 Celebration of Excellence Award Winners!

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2021 Celebration of Excellence and 60th Year Celebration

The Arc of Howard County’s 2021 Celebration of Excellence was held virtually on May 12, 2021. Congratulations to all of our award winners for making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities!

  • Self-Advocate of the Year: Jeffrey Jones, Carlotta Martin, and Janice Martin
  • Excellence in Employment: Robert Walker, Natalie Dohner, and Vytex Windows
  • Excellence in Professional Services: ALFA Specialty Pharmacy
  • Excellence in Community: FEED HOWARD COUNTY
  • Excellence in Public Service: Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Eric Ebersole
  • Volunteer of the Year: Matt Hart and Sarah Wheedleton
  • The Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Support Professional Award: Annie Caldwell
  • President’s Award: Richard Dean
  • Employee of the Year: All of Arc of Howard County DSPs
  • COVID-19 Heroes of the Year: Deborah Wagner and Naomi Lyvers

People Power of Howard County: March Meeting

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March Meeting

People Power of Howard County will host its monthly meeting via Zoom:

Monday, March 8, 2020

6-7 p.m.

Agenda

Speaker: Susan Potts from Howard County Recreation and Parks-Therapeutic Recreation

Topic: Presentation and experiential activity-Virtual programming

RSVP and Zoom

To RSVP to the March 8, 2021, People Power meeting, please visit this link.

To access the Zoom, click on this link.

In preparation for the meeting, please visit Zoom https://zoom.us/ or download the application in advance. Zoom is available for computers (PC and Mac) and available for download to your smartphone or tablet from Google Play and App Store.

Questions?

Contact Christine Towne People Power Secretary (email: ctowne@archoward.org).


Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature Main Event: February 9, 2021

This year, the Developmental Disabilities Coalition is coordinating a week of virtual advocacy and opportunities for information and connection with legislators from February 9-12.
To kick things off, we will be holding our main DD Days event on Tuesday, February 9th, from 9 to 11 AM. If you have participated in DD Day in downtown Annapolis in years past, this is your opportunity to take part online, from home in 2021. This year, the event will be FREE to attendees due to a generous grant from The Developmental Disabilities Council, and hard work/coordination from all members of the DD Coalition!
Tune in to the Live Stream on the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition Facebook page tomorrow at 9 a.m. Join the event to kick off the week and to learn about the 2021 session priorities.
All event materials, including fact sheets and advocacy tool kits (materials to use throughout the week), will be available on the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council website prior to the event.
From Tuesday to Thursday, you can also make an impact through your advocacy on social media! Each day has a theme for you to share your story with friends, family, and legislators. The themes each day are:
  • Tuesday — Community For All!
  • Wednesday — DSPs Make The Difference!
  • Thursday — Expectations Matter!
To download the latest bill tracker, visit this link. For fact sheets on Adult Changing Stations, the Direct Support Professional Workforce, Voting, and more, visit the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition website.
Additionally, information on other virtual advocacy opportunities during the week will be posted on the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council website as we get closer to the headliner event! English and Spanish Closed Captioning will be available for those who need it on February 9.
For any questions or accommodations to support your participation, please contact Luc Chausse, Director of Advocacy and Outreach at The Arc Maryland, at lchausse@thearcmd.org.
Members of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition are The Arc Maryland, Disability Rights Maryland, The Maryland Association of Community Services, The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, and People on the Go of Maryland.

People Power of Howard County: February Meeting

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People Power of Howard County will host its monthly meeting via Zoom:

Monday, February 8, 2020

6-7 p.m.

Agenda

Speaker: Dorothy Plantz

Topic: Legislation, DD Day At The Legislature, etc.

Zoom

Zoom link to follow.

In preparation for the meeting, please visit Zoom https://zoom.us/ or download the application in advance. Zoom is available for computers (PC and Mac) and available for download to your smartphone or tablet from Google Play and App Store.

Questions?

Contact Christine Towne People Power Secretary (email: ctowne@archoward.org).


Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance (SARTAC): What Do These Civil Rights Movements Have In Common?

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The Self Advocacy Resource and
Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)
is hosting virtual training sessions on a
range of topics during the month of January.
Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. and will use the
same Zoom link.
Monday, February 1:
What Do These Civil Rights
Movements Have In Common?
Dial in: 1 929 436 2866 Meeting ID: 324 815 633
Email Tami at tami@pogmd.org
if you have questions.

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC): Civil Rights Groups Taking Direct Action To Get Things Changed

People On The Go Logo

The Self Advocacy Resource and
Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)
is hosting virtual training sessions on a
range of topics during the month of January.
Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. and will use the
same Zoom link.
Thursday, January 28:
Civil Rights Groups Taking Direct
Action To Get Things Changed
Monday, February 1:
What Do These Civil Rights
Movements Have In Common?
Dial in: 1 929 436 2866 Meeting ID: 324 815 633
Email Tami at tami@pogmd.org
if you have questions.

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC): Civil Rights Groups Passing Laws To Get Things Changed

People On The Go Logo

The Self Advocacy Resource and

Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)

is hosting virtual training sessions on a
range of topics during the month of January.
Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. and will use the
same Zoom link.
Monday, January 25:
Civil Rights Groups Passing Laws
To Get Things Changed
Thursday, January 28:
Civil Rights Groups Taking Direct
Action To Get Things Changed
Monday, February 1:
What Do These Civil Rights
Movements Have In Common?
Dial in: 1 929 436 2866 Meeting ID: 324 815 633
Email Tami at tami@pogmd.org
if you have questions.

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC): Civil Rights Groups Using the Courts To Get Things Changed

People On The Go Logo

The Self Advocacy Resource and
Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)
is hosting virtual training sessions on a
range of topics during the month of January.
Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. and will use the
same Zoom link.
Thursday, January 21:
Civil Rights Groups Using the Courts
To Get Things Changed
Monday, January 25:
Civil Rights Groups Passing Laws
To Get Things Changed
Thursday, January 28:
Civil Rights Groups Taking Direct
Action To Get Things Changed
Monday, February 1:
What Do These Civil Rights
Movements Have In Common?
Dial in: 1 929 436 2866 Meeting ID: 324 815 633
Email Tami at tami@pogmd.org
if you have questions.

Calendar Day Virtual Meeting: January 15, 2021, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Join The Arc of Howard County for 

2021 Calendar Day!

Friday, January 15, 2021, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. via Zoom

Join us to discuss issues in this important disability discussion. Calendar Day may look a little different in 2021, but the reason we are meeting remains the same. 

Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend, by completing this form.

Zoom link to follow.

Hope to see you then!

Barbara Moyer


Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC): What It Means To Be A Self-Advocate

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The Self Advocacy Resource and
Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)
is hosting virtual training sessions on a
range of topics during the month of January.
Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. and will use the
same Zoom link.
Thursday, January 14:
What It Means To Be A Self-Advocate
Thursday, January 21:
Civil Rights Groups Using the Courts
To Get Things Changed
Monday, January 25:
Civil Rights Groups Passing Laws
To Get Things Changed
Thursday, January 28:
Civil Rights Groups Taking Direct
Action To Get Things Changed
Monday, February 1:
What Do These Civil Rights
Movements Have In Common?
Dial in: 1 929 436 2866 Meeting ID: 324 815 633
Email Tami at tami@pogmd.org
if you have questions.