Arc Baltimore honors Harford County residents

  • Daphni Steffin
Daphni Steffin

Two Harford County residents were recently honored by The Arc Baltimore.

Jarrettsville resident Neil MacDonald was the recipient of The Arc Baltimore's Special Appreciation Award, presented to individuals who render truly outstanding assistance to The Arc and the people with developmental disabilities The Arc supports. As a key administrator at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, MacDonald was instrumental in bringing Project SEARCH, a unique employment program for people with developmental disabilities, to the hospital. In fall 2012, 10 young adults started Project SEARCH at Union Memorial in a classroom customized to their needs and in internships from one end of the hospital to the other.

The Arc Baltimore's Excellence in Management Award was awarded to Abingdon resident Daphni Steffin. As The Arc's LifePrint and assistive technology manager, Steffin gives one-on-one training to supported individuals, directs interns who assist even more individuals, produces a monthly AT newsletter with tips and success stories, and recently started Tech Time, a series of classes for supported individuals to learn about e-mail, the Internet and social media.

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