August E-News
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
We Work To Keep MoCo Running Smoothly!
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and if you look around you will see employees with disabilities all over Montgomery County, many in roles that are essential to keeping our community running smoothly. That's certainly true of Katie, Izzy, Victoria, and Justina, our Employment Services team at Potomac Public Library. They work on-site to vacuum, polish, disinfect, and clean all areas of the library. Their hard work ensures a pleasant and safe experience for library patrons in our community.
The theme for NDEAM 2021 is "America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion," and we know that to be true. Our employment teams and the individuals we support are vital to operations all over the county. That's proof positive that inclusion changes lives and strengthens communities!
Celebrating Direct Support Professionals
The Arc Montgomery County had the honor of thanking the DSPs during Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, September 12-18, 2021!  The week began with our wonderful volunteers from JCPenney packing up giftboxes, and it continued through the distribution of gifts, participation in our Cultural Attire Showcase, and prize drawings all week long! 
DSPs are the backbone and the heartbeat of our organization. We had an uplifting week, and we encourage you to help us keep that gratitude flowing all year long!

Back By Popular Demand

Discussions with Daria are back! These weekly discussions provide an opportunity for The Arc Montgomery County's employees, people supported, and families of people supported to engage directly with our CEO on a regular basis. Each Friday at 3 pm, Daria Cervantes will host a Zoom discussion targeted to a particular group. 
To learn more or register for a session, click here.

Make Someone Smile!

Beginning to plan your holiday shopping? If you shop at 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!  Amazon Smile!  Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our organization.  AmazonSmile 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!
Urban Thrift open daily 11 am to 6 pm
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.

Come On...And Take A Free Ride!

Did you know that seniors and people with disabilities ride free all the time on MCDOT buses and select Metrobuses within the County? It's true!
Metrobus routes included are:
C2, C4, C8, F4, J1, J2, K6, K9, L8, Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6, T2, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z2, Z6, Z7, Z8.  Riders will be expected to show their Medicare card and a current photo ID for eligibility. Click here to learn more.

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 who are immunocompromised. Visit the Montgomery County health officials website for more information.  
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