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National Disability Employment Awareness Month
FY21 Community, Staff & Volunteer Awards 
On October 6, 2021, special awards were presented to community partners, volunteers, and employees who demonstrated their commitment to supporting individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. There are many more unsung heroes making a real difference in people’s lives and we extend our thanks to each of them.
Click here to see photos from the event.

We're Hiring

Join us for an on-site, outdoor Job Fair on Thursday, November 11 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Human Resources will be holding outdoor interviews to find dynamic, motivated, empathetic, creative employees who will be responsible for providing support services.
Positions are immediately available to support children and adults across all of our program
Click here to learn more and apply online before the event.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Read All About It

The Fall 2021 Newsletter is now available online Highlights: 
  • Message from Daria Cervantes, CEO
  • Introduction to the new Engagement Team
  • Improvements to employee communications
  • Coffee & Conversation Save the Date
    and more

    Click here
    to read the Fall Newsletter.

Shop Local at Urban Thrift

Looking to ditch the big box stores, keep safe, and skip the lines this holiday season? Shop local at Urban Thrift.
With new previously loved items coming in every day, you're sure to find something special for everyone on your list!
Holiday Hours
Wednesday, November 24 - Closing at 4 pm
Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday - Closed
Urban Thrift is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. The store is located at 10730 Connecticut Avenue in Kensington. Click here to visit the Urban Thrift website for more information or call 301.933.5666.


Planning your holiday shopping online this year? If you shop on Amazon, there's an easy way for you to put a smile on someone's face and give to a good cause, at no cost to you. 
AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our organization. It is the same Amazon you know -- same products, same prices, same service. 
Click here to begin shopping at AmazonSmile and designate The Arc Montgomery County. It's an easy way to share a smile.

Giving Tuesday

Giving season is upon us! Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday on November 30.

By giving a gift, you help to keep programs at The Arc Montgomery County going strong, ensuring that the needs of the people we support are met.

Urban Thrift open daily 11 am to 6 pm
Holiday Travel traffic

Holiday Travel Forecast

Thinking about traveling this holiday season? The experts say to expect a surge in domestic travel and to plan accordingly. Car rentals are already up 229 percent and may be hard to come by. Believe it or not, it is anticipated that the busiest travel day for Thanksgiving will be Monday, November 15. That's right, a whole week before Thanksgiving!

Visit the Mobile Market

The Mobile Food Market at Montgomery College offers fresh produce and other foods at no cost to MC students, faculty/staff, and the community. 

Upcoming Market Dates
Wednesday, November 10, 2-4 pm
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Wednesday, December 8, 2-4 pm
Germantown Campus

Click here to learn more about the Mobile Market.

Vax Booster Available to Immunocompromised

Residents with compromised immune systems are eligible to receive a third additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at locations throughout Montgomery County.
Guidance shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third dose for people who are immunocompromised. Visit the Montgomery County health officials website for more information.  

ABLE Accounts vs Special Needs Trusts

Do you know the difference between special needs trusts and ABLE accounts? Learn more about which option might be right for your family's financial planning in a new video by The Arc of the United States. Also available in Spanish! Click here to watch the video.

The CARD Fall Training Series

Speakers from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will present two free live webinars in November. The Impact of Autism on Siblings on Thursday, November 4, at 11:30 am and Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Autism on Thursday, November 11 at 11:30 am.
Click here for details and registration. All live webinars will be recorded and made available on-demand at a later date and time.
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