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A Message From Our Interim CEO

Daria Cervantes is serving as interim CEO of The Arc Montgomery County, following the departure of Chrissy Shawver.  Daria has over 30 years of experience with the organization and has been Chief Operating Office for almost three years.
Daria shares, “Although times are uncertain in the world, the Leadership Team and I are committed to keeping The Arc moving as seamlessly as possible. We remain committed to the mission, to the people we support and their families, and to our employees.  With this in mind, we have scheduled Zoom meetings for each of these groups so they can hear from me directly and have questions and concerns addressed.  We will also share updates as new information becomes available over the coming months.  Thank you for your patience and ongoing support!”

Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 13-19. Join us in thanking our staff for their extraordinary service, especially in challenging times. Through their dedication, compassion, and positive energy, they change lives and build stronger communities. We are immensely grateful to them and look forward to sharing some of their stories on social media. #DSPRW


DDA Proposed Waiver Amendments #3

The DDA will be hosting a webcast  to share an overview of the proposed Amendment #3 2020 to the three waiver programs they operate on behalf of Medicaid: the Family Supports Waiver, the Community Supports Waiver and the Community Pathways Waiver.  The webinar takes place on September 3, 2020 from 10-11:30 am. Click here for more information or to register for the event.

Back to School: Tips for Virtual Learning

For many students, the Back to School season looks a lot different this year-- using chromebooks instead of backpacks and kitchen tables instead of desks.  It's a challenge, but there are many things you can do to make it productive and (nearly) frustration-free.  MCPS has a short video with tips to get you started. Click here to watch. 

Metro Increases Bus and Rail Service

Metrorail has begun operating near pre-pandemic service on four of its six rail lines. Buses are operating as early as 4 a.m. and ending as late as midnight, with schedules varying by route. To stay up-to-date on Metro changes and schedules, click here.

Vote Safely and Securely This Fall

State and County elections officials are finalizing plans for voting in this fall’s general election. It’s been a unique process because of the need to protect public health during the coronavirus emergency. Mail-in ballots are always a safe option. There will also be early voting centers, in addition to election day voting.  Click here to learn more about all of your voting options.

Chesapeake Children's Conference

This year's Chesapeake Children's Conference presents The Adult-Child Journey: Helping Children and Adolescents Effectively Deal With Social and Emotional Challenges- a virtual event with Dr. Dan Shapiro on September 24 from 6:30-9 pm.  Discover strategies, skills, and techniques to nurture strong growth. Click here to learn more and register.
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