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Commission on People with Disabilities

CANCELLED: Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.

The Commission has 25 voting members, and at least five (5) non-voting members, including:

  • Thirteen (13) voting members who are people with a disability;

  • Three (3) voting members who are parents of people with disabilities;

  • Nine (9) voting members who represent organizations and agencies that provide services or represent people with disabilities;

  • One (1) non-voting member from the Department of Recreation, Department of Transportation, and the Human Rights Commission.

  • Two (2) non-voting members from the Department of Health and Human Services.

View the  Enabling Legislation - Chapter 27 - Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Article VI, Commission on People with Disabilities

  • County Executive Ike Leggett Launches Innovative Design for Life Website  -   Designforlifemc.org  promotes Montgomery County's property tax incentives offered to help residents install basic accessibility design features to make their homes welcoming to persons living with a temporary or permanent disability, accommodate friends or relatives who have a mobility limitation, and, ultimately, to help people age in place at home.
  • New Initiative for Respect the Space Campaign Seeks to Make Disability Parking Signs Compliant with Maryland ADA Laws  - During the anniversary month of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Montgomery County’s continuing “Respect the Space” campaign has launched a new initiative to help ensure that the signage for disability parking spaces in Montgomery County complies with the state of Maryland’s Accessibility Code adopted under the Public Safety Code.
  • Non-Competitive Hiring Database: Have You Created Your Profile? The County passed a charter amendment that allows for the non-competitive appointment of persons with severe disabilities to County merit positions.  There are no specific jobs designated or set aside for people with disabilities. However, if a non-competitive position becomes available, make sure you are considered. Don't miss a potential employment opportunity... sign up today and create a profile! View flyer for instructions.

The meetings of the Commission on People with Disabilities are open to the public. The Commission welcomes visitors to join us as we serve the County and its residents. Please contact the office to confirm meetings.  

Agendas

Next Meeting - Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting - Wednesday, April 12th, 2017  from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Held at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Level Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850. Agenda to be announced. Meetings are open to the public. To request an accommodation to attend the meeting or to request an alternative format of the agenda please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail  Carly.Clem@montgomerycountymd.gov.  

Accommodations: The commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants full inclusion.  accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. please make your request as early as possible, at least three full working days in advance of the meeting. to make a request, please call 240-777-1246 (v), md relay 711 or e-mail  DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Inclement Weather Policy: For consistency, if Montgomery County Public Schools open late, morning Commission meetings are cancelled; if schools close in the early afternoon, then late afternoon and evening Commission meetings are cancelled; or if schools are closed all day all Commission meetings for that day and evening are cancelled.  This applies to full Commission meetings as well as subcommittees and every activity organized by the Commission.

Calendar

Full Commission Meeting Schedule - Present to December 2017

Meetings are held at the  Executive Office Building - 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, Maryland, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month , except for July and August.  As possible, we adjust meeting dates in order to accommodate days of major religious observances.

April 12th, 2017
May 10th, 2017
June 14th, 2017
July & August - No Meeting
September 13th, 2017
October 11th, 2017
November 8th, 2017
December 13th, 2017

Steering Committee Meeting Schedule - Present to December 2017

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meeting location listed below.

**CANCELED** March 15th, 2017  - Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, 1st Floor Meeting Room, Rockville
April 19th, 2017  - Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Rockville
May 17th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville
June 21st, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville
July 19th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville
August 16th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville
September 20th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville
October 18th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville
November 15th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville
December 20th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1D Conference Room, Rockville

Commission meeting minutes are posted once they are approved by the Commissioners.

Commission Meeting Summary Minutes for 2017 (PDF)

February 8th, 2017
January 11th, 2017


Commission Meeting Summary Minutes for 2016 (PDF)

December 14th, 2016
November 9th, 2016
October 5th, 2016
September 14th, 2016
June 8th, 2016
May 11th, 2016
April 13th, 2016
March 9th, 2016
February 10th, 2016
January 13th, 2016


To request a hard copy or an alternative format, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711 or e-mail DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov

Annual Reports

 

 

Commission on People with Disabilities 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

Highlights include launch of Design for Life website; Design for Life property tax credit program; Respect the Space accessible parking space compliance campaign; Project Search graduates; employment resources; County employment and hiring data of people with disabilities; Maryland's and Montgomery County's waiting list for DDA services; and statistics on people with disabilities in the County.

 

 

Commission on People with Disabilities 2015 Annual Report (PDF)

Highlights include 25th Anniversary of the ADA; Design for Life tax incentive program; Respect the Space accessible parking space compliance campaign; legislation that improves the County's taxi services; County employment and hiring data of persons with disabilities; Project Search graduates; Maryland's and Montgomery County's waiting list for DDA services; and statistics on people with disabilities in the County.

 

 

Commission on People with Disabilities 2014 Annual Report (PDF)

Highlights include Developmental Disability Transition Advisory Workgroup recommendations; Design for Life legislation; accessible renovations and development of County parks; bus stop accessibility improvement program; background on health disparities; County employment initiatives to increase hiring of persons with disabilities; Maryland's and Montgomery County's waiting list for DDA services; and statistics on people with disabilities in the County.


To request a hard copy or an alternative format, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711 or e-mail  DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov.

NEXT MEETING - **Please note: Held 3rd Monday of the month** Developmental Disability Advisory Committee - Monday, April 17th, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Held at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Rockville, MD. Meetings are open to the public. To request an accommodation to attend the meeting or to request an alternative format of the agenda please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail Carly.Clem@montgomerycountymd.gov .  

Meeting Schedule - Present to June 2017

The meetings of DDAC are open to the public.   Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meeting location list below.

**CANCELED** March 13th, 2017 - Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rockville
April 17th, 2017 - Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rockville **Please note: Held 3rd Monday of the month**
May 8th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville
June 12th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville


Accommodations:
 The Commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants full inclusion.  Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. Please make your request as early as possible, at least three full working days in advance of the meeting.  To make a request, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711 or e-mail  DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov

Inclement Weather Policy: For consistency, if Montgomery County Public Schools open late, morning Commission meetings are cancelled; if schools close in the early afternoon, then late afternoon and evening Commission meetings are cancelled; or if schools are closed all day all Commission meetings for that day and evening are cancelled.  This applies to full Commission meetings as well as subcommittees and every activity organized by the Commission.

Meeting Summary Minutes - 2016

December 12th, 2016
November 14th, 2016
October 17th, 2016
September 12th, 2016
June 13, 2016
May 9th, 2016
April 11th, 2016
March 14th, 2016
February 8th, 2016

January 2016 - No Minutes

To request a hard copy or an alternative format, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail    DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

Staff

Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager

Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I

240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711
DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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