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Has the past year left you hungry for meaningful business interactions? Join Coffee & Conversation on May 25, 2021! This virtual business-to-business networking event features workshops to expand your knowledge and connections to expand your network. Details are available at
Consider joining our event as a sponsor—it's a great way to showcase your business and become a partner for positive change in our community! Click here to learn more.

Meet Our New CEO!

The Arc Montgomery County Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daria Cervantes as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2021. Cervantes was selected after a nationwide search, from a field of over 130 candidates.
Cervantes is driven by an unshakable belief that people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities and the same respect as people without disabilities. Click here to learn more.

Amended and Restated Bylaws

The original Bylaws of The Arc Montgomery County were created in 1958. In the intervening 60 years, they have been tweaked but never fully overhauled—until this year. Under the direction of Board Secretary Phil Golrick, Amended and Restated Bylaws were drafted, approved by the Board of Directors, and ratified by the membership. 
Many of the changes adopted reflect simplified language, recommendations from legal counsel, or streamlined content. We are confident these adjustments will make The Arc Montgomery County stronger and more agile as it meets the challenges of the next 60 years.  Click here to view the Amended and Restated Bylaws.

Annual Report Published

Take a peek at our FY2020 annual report, which has just been published.  We share stories about the people we support and our essential work in Montgomery County.  Click here to view.

SSA Benefits for Children

Did you know that the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program helps children with qualifying disabilities and their families? If you would like to learn more, consult these bulletins in English or Spanish.  
During the pandemic, Social Security Administration employees remain teleworking and ready to assist by phone or through online services, whatever your questions or concerns. You can call Social Security's toll free number at 1.800.772.1213, or click here to contact your local office by using the Office Locator tool.

VIRTUAL Road to Independence

The Road to Independence Resource Fair has a new format this year. The Transition Work Group of Montgomery County, with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, will host their annual fair in a virual format and offer workshops and panel discussions throughout the month of May.  The fair kicks off on Monday, May 3, at 4 pm, and each Wednesday there will be a focused workshop.
This opportunity to network and gather information about post-high school employment, housing, social, and recreational programs is FREE. Click here to learn more or register.

Health Insurance Enrollment Extended

The Maryland Health Connection has extended the emergency special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders. You can enroll in a private health insurance plan now through Saturday, May 15, 2021. 
Click here to learn more, get an estimate, or apply for coverage. When enrolling, consumers should select “Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period.” Help is also available by calling 1.855.642.8572 weekdays from 8 am-6 pm. 

All Aboard the RideOn!

MCDOT resumes front door boarding and fare collection on buses starting Monday, April 5. Rear doors have been used for boarding since March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but will no longer be used for boarding on any services except for Flash. 
For the health and safety of riders and bus operators, clear protective partitions have been installed to provide separation between riders, people entering the front doors, and bus operators. In addition, virtual SmarTrip cards will now be accepted. Click here to learn more.

Discussions with Daria

Discussions with Daria provides an opportunity for The Arc Montgomery County's employees, people supported, and families of people supported to engage directly with Daria Cervantes, our CEO, on a regular basis. On April 30 at 3 pm, Daria will host a Zoom discussion for family members of adults supported. Participants are welcome to submit their questions in advance.  Click here to learn more and register for a session.

Accessible Nature!

Montgomery Parks offers inclusive programs with adaptive equipment and accessible spaces for people of all abilities to enjoy this spring. Click here to learn more about Play Day in the Park, All-Anglers Fishing Rodeo, and Family Fishing Fun in the Spring Guide.

Upcoming Dates

April 30 - Discussions with Daria, for family members of adults supported only
Click here to view more details.

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