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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2010
Hours after meeting for the first debate of their hotly contested rematch, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. shared a stage again Monday afternoon to address the concerns of people with disabilities. Both candidates promoted their records on disability issues — Ehrlich created a state Department of Disabilities and O'Malley said he nearly doubled funding for programs for infants and toddlers with developmental issues — but hammered home differences on key issues.
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January 2, 2014
Seniors program The office of Anne Colt Leitess, state's attorney for Anne Arundel County, is available to present "Communities Against Senior Exploitation: How to Prevent You or Your Loved Ones from Becoming a Victim of Crime. " The presentation helps seniors protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and scams. Presentations are free of charge as part of the office's community outreach program. To schedule Leitess or a representative to speak with an organization, call Maureen Noe at 410-222-1740, ext. 3853.  Register your bike The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2011
Hilary Zarenejad, a parent of two toddlers with special needs and a coordinator in Baltimore County's Infant and Toddlers Program, made several connections with service agencies and located information that she can use at home and on the job at a Respite and Resource Fair Tuesday. Baltimore County Public Schools sponsored the fair that drew about 15 government agencies and nonprofit groups to Battle Monument School in Dundalk. "It is amazing the resources available right here in Maryland and many of them are free," Zarenejad said, while clutching a hefty packet of brochures and applications.
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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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May 26, 2011
The Howard County Commission on Disability Issues is seeking nominations for its annual leadership awards. The 2011 awards celebration will be held Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bain Center in Columbia. Nominees may be a business, community organization or individual that has provided exceptional services to or positively influenced the disability community. All nominees must live, work or provide services in Howard County. For nomination forms or more information about the awards and nominations categories, visit the Department of Citizen Services website at http://www.howardcountymd.gov/CitizenServices.
NEWS
February 22, 2009
The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Room on the second floor of the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis. George Failla of the Maryland Department of Disabilities will speak on legislative issues before the General Assembly. The commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. To request accommodations, call the Americans with Disabilities Act office, 410-222-4383; voice/Maryland Relay 711, or e-mail, exjord00@aa county.
NEWS
April 21, 1995
County Executive John G. Gary yesterday announced the formation of a commission to advise him on matters affecting Anne Arundel's disabled residents.The 21-member Commission on Disability Issues will study county services and buildings and make recommendations to Mr. Gary on ways to make them more accessible.Mr. Gary said the commission's input will be especially important as the county moves forward with several construction projects, including a new jail and a new courthouse."They're going to work with us to make sure we don't make any mistakes," Mr. Gary said yesterday.
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By William Wan and William Wan,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
Howard County Executive James N. Robey presented six awards at yesterday's 10th Howard County Commission on Disability Issues breakfast to residents and local businesses for making a difference by inspiring or helping people with disabilities. Tim Daly, a Columbia resident with ataxia, a rare neuromuscular disease that limits mobility and coordination, was given the individual achievement award. Working with college engineering students, Daly tailored his scooter and mower so that he could mow his lawn.
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By Mary Ann Farrell and Mary Ann Farrell,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 23, 1997
In terms of covering disability issues globally, few people know the world better than Jean Parker.Each week, over the Radio for Peace International (RPI) shortwave system, Parker's radio show, "Disability Radio Worldwide," has everything from interviews on the latest topics to what it's like to live with a disability in such war-torn areas as the West Bank and Gaza. Now two years on the air, it's easy to hear the passion she has for her subject.She first became drawn to the Costa Rican-based RPI because of the organization's interest in human rights.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2002
Four individuals and two organizations were recognized yesterday for their achievements on behalf of people with disabilities at the annual awards breakfast of the Howard County Commission on Disability Issues. Among them were a teen-ager who lobbied the County Council to make its meeting room more accessible, a woman who took care of 10 children while helping other parents navigate the school bureaucracy as advocates for their children with disabilities, a legally blind man who became a successful computer system analyst and a man who helped a man with autism through a difficult time.
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April 20, 2012
Sunday, April 22 'Alice,' the musical Final show of the musical based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" takes place at 2 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Road. Tickets are $15, $12 for children 12 and younger and adults 60 and older. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org. Tuesday, April 24 Disability issues meeting The AAC Commission on Disability Issues holds its monthly meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex, Chesapeake Room, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
Polar Bear Plunge The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Parkway in Annapolis. Admission is free to spectators, plungers must raise $50 in pledges. Information: plungemd.com. Blood drive The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. To schedule an appointment and more information, call 800-733-2767 go to redcrossblood.org.
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October 20, 2011
The Howard County Department of Citizen Services Director Lois Mikkila and the Commission on Disability Issues announced the winners Oct. 6 of the County's 17th Annual Leadership Awards Program, which spotlights individuals and organizations who are change agents for full participation in community life for all, at The Bain Center in Columbia. The winners were: Business Leadership: B/A Products Company ; Business Leadership: MarTar Swim School ; Accessibility Leadership: Cheryl Berman ; Individual Leadership: Paul Weller ; and Individual Leadership, Youth: Robert Phillips, Jr . Howard County Government's 2011 Employee Recognition Winners were honored Oct. 7 at a ceremony at the Ten Oaks Ballroom.
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July 28, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Howard County Commission on Disabilities Issues - Seeking nominees for its annual leadership awards, given to recognize outstanding efforts in advancing full participation in community life for all citizens and promoting both the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nominees must live, work or provide services in Howard County.
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July 28, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Howard County Commission on Disabilities Issues - Seeking nominees for its annual leadership awards, given to recognize outstanding efforts in advancing full participation in community life for all citizens and promoting both the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nominees must live, work or provide services in Howard County.
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July 5, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Columbia Art Center Call for Entries — Seeking entries for its annual theme, "Umbrella Exhibition," to be held as part of Columbia International Day, July 23, 2 p.m.-sunset, Lake Kittamaqundi, in Columbia.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1995
The Howard County Commission on Disability Issues has honored several people and organizations, including the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, for improving the lives of the physically disabled.The commission presented six awards Tuesday morning at its first awards program in Columbia, as part of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month."It's really time to recognize contributions of people with disabilities and other people who are involved with disability issues -- people who have made efforts to improve accessibility," said Ann Wicke, an executive secretary with the commission.
NEWS
January 2, 2014
Seniors program The office of Anne Colt Leitess, state's attorney for Anne Arundel County, is available to present "Communities Against Senior Exploitation: How to Prevent You or Your Loved Ones from Becoming a Victim of Crime. " The presentation helps seniors protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and scams. Presentations are free of charge as part of the office's community outreach program. To schedule Leitess or a representative to speak with an organization, call Maureen Noe at 410-222-1740, ext. 3853.  Register your bike The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program.
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