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11th of December 2017

Giving “2s”day Raises $3700 for The Arc and Nationwide Relief Efforts

Giving “2s”day Raises $3700 Funds raised will have local and national impact When setting out to participate in the sixth annual worldwide giving movement, Giving Tuesday, The Arc Southern Maryland set a goal to raise $3500 with a dual impact in mind, inspiring the campaign hashtag, “#Giving2sday.” Leading up to Giving Tuesday on November 28th, […]


29th of September 2017

New Vocational Manager, Connie Willoughby

Connie Willoughby was promoted to Vocational Manager at The Arc Southern Maryland. In her new role, Connie is furthering The Arc’s mission in Charles County to “create opportunities for independence and personal success for individuals with different abilities in inclusive communities.” Connie manages a team of vocational staff who dedicate themselves to finding employment and […]


28th of September 2017

New Assistant Director, Norma Dallas

Norma Dallas has been promoted to Assistant Director of Community Supports (ADCS) with The Arc Southern Maryland, an organization that serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout Southern Maryland. In her new role, Norma oversees staff and vocational programs in three offices, located in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles counties. Norma […]


7th of June 2017

Peter Berns, CEO of national nonprofit, visits The Arc Southern Maryland

Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc of the United States, paid a visit to The Arc Southern Maryland to see “what the world looks like at the local level where the real work is being done.”  The Arc Southern Maryland is one of nearly 700 chapters of The Arc – a nonprofit organization which is […]


Developmental Disabilities Day 2016

Staff and self-advocates from The Arc of Southern Maryland were among the more than 600 registered participants for the 2016 Developmental Disabilities Day (DD Day) of Advocacy in Annapolis. This annual event brings together representatives from developmental disability organizations from across Maryland. The attendees meet with their elected state officials, inform and advocate about legislation that impacts […]


National Developmental Disability Awareness Month- Celebrating 40 Years of Creating Awareness in Southern Maryland

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March“Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” This proclamation was the result of years of advocacy on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc as a national organization has been at the forefront of this movement. To this day, The Arcof Southern Maryland is continuing that […]


The Arc Goes Blue for Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month and The Arc of Southern Maryland consumers and staff proudly displayed their blue in support of the national awareness campaign. Each year April 2 is designated as World Autism Awareness Day. In an effort to create awareness about Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the Autism Society launched a national campaign nearly […]


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Signs HB431: The Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.

The Arc of Southern Maryland consumers and staff and People on the Go of Calvert County members were on hand as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signs HB431, the Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. It requires the College Savings Plans of Maryland Board to establish the Maryland ABLE Program to help promote financial savings to […]


WORLD CEREBRAL PALSY DAY Wednesday 5 October 2016

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 50 countries. Its vision is to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. Robyn Cummins, “World CP […]


The Arc Southern Maryland Celebrates its Second Annual “Achieving Together 5K”Event

Waldorf, MD – On Sunday, October 30, The Arc Southern Maryland held its second annual “Achieving Together 5K” event.  Employees, community members, and people supported by The Arc Southern Maryland gathered in Waldorf for the “run, walk, or roll” for people of all abilities, which served as a way to raise both awareness and funds. […]


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