Last change to nominate a star!
Last change to nominate a star!
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Nominate a Star!
Last Chance to Show Some Love!
We have extended our Community, Staff & Volunteer Awards nomination deadline to September 8! Please take a few minutes to nominate someone who has made a difference in your life, or in the life of your family member, for one of our awards. You can recognize someone from the community, or one of our terrific employees, in any one of 14 categories. Click here for details. 
Celebrating Direct Support Professionals
Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 12-18. Please join us in thanking these amazing and resourceful employees. Through their dedication, compassion, and positive energy, they empower others every day! We are grateful for them and look forward to sharing a week of DSP stories, gift raffles, contests, and more! Join the fun by following us on social media. 
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Immediate Openings at KFICCC

KFICCC Openings

We're building bright futures at KFICCC and have immediate openings for children who are between 3 and 5 years old.
To apply or learn more about our programs for children with and without disabilities, contact Sherry Ruiz by email or by phone, 301.984.5777 x3351.

Equity in SSA Programs:
Hidden Barriers

You are invited to participate in Social Security’s next National Disability Forum on Equity in SSA Programs: Hidden Barriers.The virtual forum is Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10 am-3 pm (with a break for  lunch).  

The purpose of the forum is to hear from stakeholders, advocates, claimants, representatives, and the public about the President’s Executive Order On “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government” and its programs.  Click here to learn more.
Back to School

Back to School We Go

It's Back to School time and students in our KFICCC and After All programs celebrated with a special surprise–colorful backpacks donated by JC Penney at the Westfield Wheaton Mall!  We are so grateful for this thoughtful gift and welcome the JC Penney team as a wonderful new inclusion partner!  
We wish all of our students and teachers a happy and healthy year ahead!
Urban Thrift open daily 11 am to 6 pm

Metro Station Closures

MCDOT has announced that the Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations will close for three months from September 11 through December 4, 2021 to allow work crews to demolish and replace the concrete canopy at the Rockville Metro station. Free shuttle buses will replace trains and take riders to and from the closed stations (between Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations).  Click here for more information.

Vax Booster Available to Immunocompromised 

Residents with compromised immune systems can now receive a third additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at locations throughout Montgomery County, including local pharmacies, doctors offices and County-operated clinics. Guidance shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third dose for people currently receiving cancer treatment and people who are taking medications that weaken the immune system, among other conditions. Visit the CDC’s website for a complete list of conditions.  Click here to learn more. 

National Convention 2021

The Arc’s National Convention is an opportunity to connect virtually and learn with advocates, professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. If you are interested in employment, education, advocacy, housing, criminal justice, and more, the convention offers sessions sure to challenge, inspire, and motivate you!  This virtual event takes place September 27-29, 2021.  Click here to learn more.

Join Your Voice With Ours

Become a member of The Arc Montgomery County today and you can help us create positive change in your community. Membership benefits include newsletters, voting rights at meetings, and membership in both The Arc Maryland and The Arc US.  Click here to join or renew your membership. 
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