disabilities

June 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Montgomery Parks Celebrating 30th Anniversary of ADA

Montgomery Recreation and Montgomery Parks are holding a virtual celebration in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ADA30 Celebration Kickoff Virtual Dance Party will include music by DJ Good Vibrations, guest speakers, family fun and swag bag raffles. Register through ACTIVEMontgomery […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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May 31, 2017 | Shannon Doty

Video Recap: Autism After 21 Day Inaugural Breakfast Focuses on Employment

Did you know that 85% of adults on the autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed? While these adults are capable of contributing many skills and talents, meaningful work opportunities are scarce. Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) knows one thing for sure: When the abilities of adults on the spectrum are recognized, our workplaces benefit and […]

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April 9, 2017 | Shannon Doty

Montgomery County Proclaims April 21 as “Autism After 21 Day” (VIDEO)

To boost awareness of the various needs of adults with autism, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmember Craig Rice, and the Montgomery County Council jointly proclaimed April 21, 2017 as Autism After 21 Day. The proclamation was presented to the Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) by the Montgomery County Council at the County Council meeting […]

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April 5, 2017 | Shannon Doty

Premiere of #Imagine21: Stories of Adults Living With Autism, a Mini-Documentary Series (VIDEO)

Madison House Autism Foundation is excited to announce the premiere of the #Imagine21 mini-documentary series. These short films highlight the incredible stories of adults living with autism and the unique circumstances they face as they age into adulthood. Through them, viewers will be intimately acquainted with just a few of the people behind this diagnosis and […]

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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Officials Remind Residents to be Safe this Holiday Season (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County officials are reminding residents to stay safe this holiday season. In fact, police say this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for pedestrians and drivers.  County officials recently held a news conference to provide safety tips for the holiday season. Their message: be alert, be seen and be […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ability Awareness Week at Dufief Elementary School (VIDEO)

DuFief Elementary School is celebrating its 5th annual Ability Awareness Week, Oct. 17 – 21. The program teaches students that each person is special, despite differences or disabilities. Activities include speakers, readings, and a special assembly with the Maryland Ravens wheelchair basketball team. Find out more in this video report from MCPS-TV, below:

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September 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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State Grant to Help Expand Employment Opportunities to those with Disabilities in County

WorkSource Montgomery will be able to expand its employment opportunities for residents with disabilities due to the federal funding the State of Maryland will be receiving as a part of a grant o serve job seekers in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County. According to a news release, the U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded Disability […]

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April 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Dedicates Potomac Adaptive Sports Court

It’s official: the Potomac Adaptive Sports Court is now open at 11315 Falls Road in Potomac. County leaders attended a dedication ceremony on Sunday morning for the new recreation area. “Adaptive sports programs help individuals to gain confidence, have fun, and make an impact on their lives,” said Recreation Director Gabe Albornoz. “We are proud […]

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April 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Signs 106 Bills into Law

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, which included a number of bills aimed at improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. In total, the governor signed 106 bills into […]

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