Commission on People with Disabilities
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

Patricia Gallalee, Chair  •  Karen Morgret, Vice-Chair

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Office Laurie Reyes

Office Laurie Reyes - Dementia Friendly America 2017 (Video)

This video (six minutes) describes the Montgomery County Police Department's Autism/IDD, Alzheimers, Dementia Outreach program and its collaboration with Fire Rescue and Dementia Friendly America. 


Respect the Space

Respect the Spaced Campaign Public Service Announcement (Video)

The County launched the   Respect the Space Campaign initiative to help ensure that signage for disability parking spaces in Montgomery County complies with the State of Maryland's Accessibility Code adopted under the Public Safety Code. The campaign has highlighted the problem of people who have not been issued a disability placard/plate parking in disability parking spaces, even for a few minutes; the unlawful use of a placard/plate issued to someone else which prevents their use by those who are legally certified to use them, and to educate parking lot managers on the importance of not blocking access to disability spaces during their winter snow removal efforts.


Better Business - Police Officer standing in front of a police cruiser

A Better Bottom Line (Video)

Montgomery County Government video regarding the employment of people with disabilities and veterans.


Diane Schwartz Jones, Department of Permitting Services, being interviewed by Austin Heyman, Host, Seniors Today

Seniors Today - Design for Life Property Tax Credit (Video)

Diane Schwartz Jones, Director of Permitting Services, discusses the new "Design for Life" Tax Credits offered by the County.



Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
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