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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 1999
BOLLMAN BRIDGE Elementary School held a disability awareness day yesterday.Members of dAp -- the disAbility Awareness project -- were on hand to discuss and show how physical challenges can be met.There were wheelchair basketball games with Bill Demby, Larry Hughes and Andy Tacka, who demonstrated how to play using their wheelchairs.Fidos for Freedom, an organization that trains dogs to serve the deaf and disabled, showed what their dogs can do, including alerting hearing-impaired people to fires and other hazards.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
"Nothing makes me happier than when I hear someone say I've inspired them," said Michelle Bathras. "I think we all want to touch people's lives. " Bathras, chief operating officer of Bello Machre in Annapolis, an organization providing services for people with developmental disabilities, felt the appreciation of many recently as she was given the 2013 Disability Awareness Award by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues. The honor came at the Disability Awareness Day, held Oct. 26 at Westfield Annapolis Mall.
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By LYN BACKE | April 3, 1995
Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins has declared April 8, 9, and 10 Disability Awareness Days in Annapolis and said he will spend April 10 in a wheelchair to "learn firsthand of the tremendous challenges faced by people with disabilities." Mr. Hopkins has challenged the city's aldermen to do the same. The wheelchairs will be on loan from Annapolis Mobility. A trainer from Maryland Rehab will be on hand to teach the basic techniques of operating a wheelchair.People who already have firsthand knowledge of life with various disabilities in a wheelchair will be able to explore state-of-the-art adaptive equipment and learn about adaptive training and special community programs for the disabled Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The "Awareness Fair" will be set up in the Fawcetts parking lot at City Dock.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 24, 2013
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities hosted its annual Employment Recognition Luncheon Thursday at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air, honoring several employers, individuals and organizations. The luncheon's main purpose is to "celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of people with disabilities who overcome obstacles in their pursuit of excellence," according to Committee Co-Chair Niki Biggs. "Their accomplishments are especially significant in this difficult job market.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1995
Wayne Albrecht lost two-thirds of his hearing through chronic exposure to jet aircraft, but his dog Chelsea helps him "hear" a ringing telephone and a crying baby. And students at Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge, who encountered the pair Friday, were amazed.Mr. Albrecht was one of seven volunteers and eight dogs from Laurel-based Fidos for Freedom -- a nonprofit organization that trains dogs to work with disabled and elderly people -- who demonstrated their skills to the school's 750 students.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1995
Wayne Albrecht lost two-thirds of his hearing through chronic exposure to jet aircraft, but his dog Chelsea helps him "hear" a ringing telephone and a crying baby. And students at Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge, who encountered the pair Friday, were amazed.Mr. Albrecht was one of seven volunteers and eight dogs from Laurel-based Fidos for Freedom -- a nonprofit organization that trains dogs to work with disabled and elderly people -- who demonstrated their skills to the school's 750 students.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
"Nothing makes me happier than when I hear someone say I've inspired them," said Michelle Bathras. "I think we all want to touch people's lives. " Bathras, chief operating officer of Bello Machre in Annapolis, an organization providing services for people with developmental disabilities, felt the appreciation of many recently as she was given the 2013 Disability Awareness Award by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues. The honor came at the Disability Awareness Day, held Oct. 26 at Westfield Annapolis Mall.
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October 4, 2004
College to sponsor breakfast seminar on worker retention Howard Community College will sponsor a free breakfast seminar for mid- to large-size companies, "Motivating and Retaining Employees," at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 in Dining Room A of the college's Science and Technology Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Betty Noble, a work/life coach and adjunct faculty member at the college, will be the presenter. The event is part of the college's Business Leader Development and Networking Breakfast Series.
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By Meredith Schlow and Meredith Schlow,Staff Writer | June 13, 1992
Wearing jeans, a denim cowboy hat and a red bandanna around his neck, Brett Winkel was as ready as any cowboy to swing his partner through the nearest square dance."
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | October 26, 1993
More students in Howard County have an opportunity to learn about people who have disabilities and how they cope, thanks in large measure to the efforts of a restaurant in Owen Brown village.Hunan Manor restaurant sponsored its second annual fund-raiser last night for the disABILITY AWARENESS project, a county public schools program that brings speakers and athletes with disabilities into classrooms.About 350 attended the event, which raised an estimated $10,000, about one-third or more of the project's annual budget of between $25,000 and $30,000 and enough to finance programs for about 7,500 students.
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February 29, 2012
March 1 marks the beginning of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will be joining with people and chapters across the country to raise awareness about issues facing those with disabilities. To observe this month, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will be promoting the news and sharing stories at various activities in the community with the goal to promote and protect the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, stories like Jason Coffman, of Harford County, and his recycler position that opened the door to a micro-enterprise opportunity.
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August 1, 2011
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities' Employment Committee is accepting nominations for awards to be presented at its annual awards luncheon marking Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. The luncheon will be Oct. 20 at noon at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air. "The awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities in our community and recognizes the employers who give them the opportunity to join the workforce," Committee Co-Chair Jackie Angerhofer said in a news release.
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By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | October 30, 2005
Spinning the wheels back and forth with her tired hands, Aleasha Nisbeth crossed the finish line first while her classmates, also in wheelchairs, trailed behind her. Moving around in a wheelchair wasn't as easy as Aleasha thought. "We couldn't move our legs, and that's how it is," said Aleasha, 11. Aleasha was one of hundreds of students at Ellicott Mills Middle School who got a glimpse of life in a wheelchair as part of a disability awareness program called "dAp Day." The daylong program at the Ellicott City school Friday also featured dozens of speakers on physical and cognitive disabilities, including autism, mental retardation, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis.
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October 4, 2004
College to sponsor breakfast seminar on worker retention Howard Community College will sponsor a free breakfast seminar for mid- to large-size companies, "Motivating and Retaining Employees," at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 in Dining Room A of the college's Science and Technology Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Betty Noble, a work/life coach and adjunct faculty member at the college, will be the presenter. The event is part of the college's Business Leader Development and Networking Breakfast Series.
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 12, 2001
THREE EIGHTH-graders from Glenwood Middle School held a Disability Awareness Program (DAP) at the school Friday. The program is designed to help children respect and feel more comfortable around people with disabilities. Ashley Johnston of Woodbine and Paula Henson and Nicole Johnson, both of Glenwood, organized the event as part of the Enrichment Program at the school. The Enrichment Program provides opportunities for schoolchildren to combine their interests, knowledge and creative ideas into a particular area of study.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 1999
BOLLMAN BRIDGE Elementary School held a disability awareness day yesterday.Members of dAp -- the disAbility Awareness project -- were on hand to discuss and show how physical challenges can be met.There were wheelchair basketball games with Bill Demby, Larry Hughes and Andy Tacka, who demonstrated how to play using their wheelchairs.Fidos for Freedom, an organization that trains dogs to serve the deaf and disabled, showed what their dogs can do, including alerting hearing-impaired people to fires and other hazards.
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By Gary Lambrecht | October 27, 1991
As Larry Hughes rolls to the front of the fifth-grade classroom in his wheelchair, the chatter among the three dozen pupils ceases.His introduction seals their attention."
NEWS
October 9, 1997
Harvest for the Homeless tickets are on saleTickets are available for the seventh annual gourmet dinner to support the Light House shelter and Anchor House.This year's Bountiful Harvest for the Homeless dinner, with the theme, "A Renaissance Evening," will be held Oct. 23 at the Annapolis Holiday Inn.Food for the event will be donated by local restaurants, and Annapolis-area chefs will contribute their time and creativity. The host chef will be Charles McKnew, executive chef of the Annapolis Holiday Inn.Tickets are $85 per person.
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October 9, 1997
Harvest for the Homeless tickets are on saleTickets are available for the seventh annual gourmet dinner to support the Light House shelter and Anchor House.This year's Bountiful Harvest for the Homeless dinner, with the theme, "A Renaissance Evening," will be held Oct. 23 at the Annapolis Holiday Inn.Food for the event will be donated by local restaurants, and Annapolis-area chefs will contribute their time and creativity. The host chef will be Charles McKnew, executive chef of the Annapolis Holiday Inn.Tickets are $85 per person.
NEWS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1995
Wayne Albrecht lost two-thirds of his hearing through chronic exposure to jet aircraft, but his dog Chelsea helps him "hear" a ringing telephone and a crying baby. And students at Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge, who encountered the pair Friday, were amazed.Mr. Albrecht was one of seven volunteers and eight dogs from Laurel-based Fidos for Freedom -- a nonprofit organization that trains dogs to work with disabled and elderly people -- who demonstrated their skills to the school's 750 students.
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