A man who is blind and has a service animal, a young man with Down Syndrome, a person using sign language, a child who uses a wheelchair learning to play baseball, a husband comforting his wife, a man who uses a wheelchair, and several individuals with intellectual disabilities

Commission on People with Disabilities


About the Commission

Karen Morgret, Acting Chair

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.


InclusionMontgomery:  Dedicated to the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in our Community

We believe that people with disabilities have a right to equitable treatment, a fair allocation of community resources and social connectedness through engagement in the community at the level of their choice.  Self-determination and supporting caregiver families should be at the core of short or long-term support planning.  Individuals indicate their need for transportation, medical, legal, housing, respite, employment, volunteerism and leisure activities and the activities that will make for a meaningful day.  We are dedicated to planning with, for, and serving the whole community regardless of disability, race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic status, family responsibilities, gender identity, presence of children, and family structure or any other characteristic.

Monthly Meetings

Commission on People with Disabilities (CPWD)  meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held from 6pm to 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except for July and August). Meetings are currently held virtually. Visit the agenda page for more details. 

Monthly Events

The calendar of events below lists upcoming Commission meetings. 


National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2023

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Commission Vice-Chair Karen Morgret attended a proclamation announcement at the Montgomery County Council.

Montgomery County recognizes October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability Services Website

Visit our disability services website to learn about how to access services and find resources on issues such as advocacy, caregiver support, employment and education, health and wellness, housing, recreation, transportation and more!

Contact Us

Betsy Luecking, Staff Liaison
Community Outreach Manager

Carly Clem, Program Specialist II
MD Relay 711

[email protected]
401 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

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