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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | February 9, 1993
Parents who live with fear of what will happen to their mentally ill, mentally retarded or physically disabled sons and daughters after the parents' deaths can learn tomorrow about estate planning for people with disabilities.Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Carroll County will sponsor a talk by Emad Alwan, eastern regional director of Estate Planning for Persons with Disabilities, a California-based financial planning service. Mr. Alwan will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Westminster Senior Center on Schoolhouse Avenue.
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January 21, 2014
I agree that those who care for people with disabilities should earn a living wage ( "Minimum wage debate ignores crucial group," Jan. 15). I have been a direct-care staff worker at the Athelas Institute in Columbia for more than 10 years, yet the new people coming in with no experience make almost as much as I do. I have had experience working with disabled people since I was 19, when my oldest son was born with learning disabilities....
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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.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to improve training for law enforcement and other first responders who encounter people with disabilities, an issue raised by the death of a Frederick County man, aides said. O'Malley met for about 45 minutes Thursday with the family of Robert "Ethan" Saylor, a man with Down syndrome whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide Internet campaign dubbed "Justice for Ethan. " The governor did not immediately agree to launch the independent investigation the family requested, though a spokeswoman said he is " exploring all options to ensure that this never happens to another Marylander again.
NEWS
March 24, 1991
Pasadena resident John Leopold has been appointed by President Bush to be a member of the National Council on Disability.The NationalCouncil on Disability is an independent federal agency composed of 15 members who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. It is the only federal agency charged with addressing, analyzing and making recommendations on issues of public policy that affect people with disabilities.
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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.
NEWS
July 21, 2006
Local artists -- Howard County Center for the Arts is presenting its HoCo Open, a biennial nonjuried exhibit open on a first-come, first-served basis to adult artists who live, work or study in Howard County, in Gallery I. No Boundaries, a display of work by people with disabilities, is in Gallery II. The shows run through Aug. 18. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 410-313-ARTS.
NEWS
By W.M. RYAN | January 17, 1998
IN YOUR EDITORIAL "Lawmaking in an election year" (Jan. 11), I was disappointed that the Waiting List Initiative to provide about $30 million in critically needed funds for housing and services to people with disabilities was not discussed.For several years, Maryland has provided inadequate funding for these needs and has allowed the waiting lists to build up and become much more critical. At this point, only the disabled people whose parents die and who then become homeless have a chance at getting state financial assistance.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO | October 24, 2007
Unemployment in Maryland is 3.9 percent, which is better than the nation's rate of 4.7 percent. But the unemployment picture for disabled residents in the state is dismal: 60 percent. Nearly 18 percent, or 850,000 residents, of the state's population are classified as disabled, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The Maryland Department of Disabilities, which became a Cabinet-level agency in 2004, works to coordinate the policies of public and private agencies serving disabled residents, identifies and recommends ways to improve services and provides information and referrals.
BUSINESS
By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2005
One of the nation's largest developers of apartment buildings agreed yesterday to spend an estimated $20 million to correct design and construction flaws in its complexes in 15 states, including Maryland, that made life more difficult for disabled residents. The plaintiffs - the Equal Rights Center, the American Association of People with Disabilities and the United Spinal Association - described the settlement of the federal housing discrimination lawsuit filed in Baltimore as the largest of its kind.
NEWS
By Stephen H. Morgan | March 27, 2013
When economic times are tough and the daily headlines remind us of our nation's deficit challenge, it's easy to use misinformation and anecdotes of abuse to demonize certain entitlement programs. Unfortunately, this has the unintended effect of stereotyping whole groups of people as lazy, unmotivated or, worse yet, committing intentional fraud. First, it was those living on the edge of poverty and relying on Medicaid for health care and other critical support services who took the hit. Now it's the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
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By Karen Nitkin, Special To The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
For eight years, Renee Gordon's son, Alex, has been attending Camp Greentop, a summer getaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains for people with disabilities. Now Gordon is now spearheading a campaign with Michael Hettleman to raise $1 million for the Baltimore-based League for People with Disabilities, which runs the camp. The money will be used to help families pay for the programs, which cost about $260 a day, and to provide training for counselors. "The camp provides the most incredible experience," Gordon said.
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March 6, 2012
Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency hired Owings Mills-resident Amanda Garman as graphic designer. Garman specializes in web design, logo design, branding, typography and layout. Prior to joining BHC, Garman interned for Baltimore Magazine, where she helped the art director create advertisements for events, including web banners, signage and magazine ads. In addition, Garman conducted image research and photo editing, and helped with editorial layout.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2012
At his ripe old age, most horses have retired to a blissful pasture, but not Merlin. The chestnut Morgan steed, in residence at a Glen Arm equestrian school, prefers working to grazing in his golden years. After a 32-year career, Merlin Tris Don, as he is formally registered, can still land in first place in a nationwide competition: He has just been named the American Morgan Horse Association's 2011 Therapy Horse of the Year. The award caps a career highlighted by performances on film and on the competition circuit.
NEWS
May 6, 2011
The ex-boyfriend of a 32-year-old woman who was shot and killed last month in Reservoir Hill has been charged in her death, and Baltimore police said he used a gun taken from his new girlfriend, according to court documents. Authorities also described how Keenya Jordan was shot outside her house on Lennox Street and left lying face down next to her pocketbook in front of a garage. Police said the shooter then returned and, in front of witnesses, shot Jordan twice more into her head.
NEWS
April 14, 2011
"Amazing, awesome, incredible" and "I am overjoyed" were among the responses I received to the news that the increase in the alcohol tax enacted this week by the General Assembly will help fund services for people with developmental disabilities. These responses came from families who have languished on the state's waiting list for essential supports for many years. We estimate that more than 500 children and adults with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome will finally receive the support they desperately need.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1997
A Baltimore housing group that polices the federal Fair Housing Act has reached a $75,000 settlement with a Baltimore County developer accused in a lawsuit of failing to make its new condominiums accessible to disabled people.Martin A. Dyer, associate director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., said the federal suit was filed last year on behalf of two disabled condo owners at Falls Gable Condominiums, inside the Baltimore Beltway near Old Pimlico Road and the Jones Falls Expressway.Dyer said one condo owner had no accessible pathway for wheelchairs to her apartment, as required by federal law. In another unit, he said, an owner who uses a walker could not fully use the bathroom because the door and shower stall are too small.
NEWS
By Sara Engram | April 26, 1998
WHEN Tony Coelho first introduced the Americans with Disabilities Act in late 1986, the California Democrat expected a long and lonely fight, despite the influence he wielded as House majority whip.But he and his co-sponsor, Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, a Connecticut Republican, were soon joined by dozens of co-sponsors. The bill was signed into law in 1990, a fast pace indeed for a major piece of civil rights legislation.Popular supportMr. Coelho learned something heartening from that legislative initiative: The notion of guaranteeing rights for the disabled struck a chord with far more Americans than the 49 million people officially considered to be coping with a disability.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2009
Salary: $45,000 Age: 55 Years on the job: Two How she got started: : After receiving a degree in addiction counseling, Chaney went to work at Park West Medical Center running a substance abuse program for HIV-positive clients. She later worked in the anti-smoking campaign for the Black Mental Health Alliance in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department. She also taught in a nutrition program for addicts at the Baltimore City Detention Center. While working as a nutrition consultant with a personal trainer, she received a certificate in personal training and went on to take a part-time job at the Red Brook Health and Wellness Center.
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