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2012 Annual Report

Providing quality services since 1964

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2012 Annual Report

Providing quality services since 1964

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To challenge the community to acknowledge the value and equality of people of all abilities.

Table of Contents

Our Mission

Letter from the President & Chief Executive Officer ........................................5–6 Autism Services ....................................................................................................7–8 Community & Employment Partners ..............................................................9 –10 Epilepsy Services .............................................................................................11 –12 Healthy Families ..............................................................................................13 –14 Project ACT .....................................................................................................15 –16 Senior Services ................................................................................................17–18 2012 Program Highlights ................................................................................19–21 Grants ....................................................................................................................22 Financial Statements....................................................................................... 23–24 How to Help ....................................................................................................25–26 Donors .............................................................................................................27–31 Board of Directors & Administrative Staff ...........................................................32 Office Locations.....................................................................................................33

The following annual report reflects donations and program accomplishments from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Photography by Paul Friedlander.

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Lee Ann Kingham, MBA, LCSW Chief Executive Officer

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the President & Chief Executive Officer

Board President

A Letter from

Michael Harris

As we look back and reflect on fiscal year 2012, we find that Abilities Network has much to be proud of. Abilities Network continues to maintain its positive reputation in the service community as well as uphold positive financial statements with a healthy budget. Our fundraising events continue to grow, as we celebrated the 5th anniversary of our Walkabout Abilities event in September 2011. Our staff and volunteer board leadership continue to work hard to provide their expertise and skills in helping Abilities Network stay competitive in the nonprofit industry. A retreat was held in February 2012; support staff educated board members about the services they provide and programs they take part in. Board members shadowed staff and consumers working and living in their communities. Abilities Network provides six diverse programs, all performing within our mission, “to challenge the community to acknowledge the value and equality of people of all abilities.” Here is a look at some of the highlights from each of our programs: Autism Services launched Adult Life Planning services. We are currently assisting 42 individuals with autism in transitioning from the education system to adult services. The Community and Employment Partners program is working closely with the Department of Rehabilitations Services (DORS) to enhance services provided to individuals with hearing and visual impairments.

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Epilepsy Services/Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region (EFCR) celebrated “World Epilepsy Awareness Day.” This day has been declared each year on March 26, celebrated with the color purple. Students at Hampstead Elementary wore purple and invited us to present our “Kids on the Block” puppet show and provide epilepsy education. Healthy Families Baltimore County continues to partner with the Baltimore County Department of Health to identify and screen families who may be eligible for home visiting services. Over the course of fiscal year 2012, we identified and enrolled 15 new families. Project ACT was awarded a grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. for $50,000 per year for two years. This funding will support the Autism Inclusion Project for children up to age 12 in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. Senior Services partnered with Levindale’s renovation project to complete 89 internal moves for their residents through our Move Management Services. Abilities Network continues to create partnerships and build relationships with individuals, businesses and organizations in the community. We thank our devoted board, staff, donors, volunteers and ambassadors for carrying out our mission. We thank you for your dedication and commitment to Abilities Network. We look forward to the year ahead and will continue to dedicate ourselves to fulfilling the agency’s mission.

Sincerely,

Michael Harris Board President

Lee Ann Kingham, MBA, LCSW Chief Executive Officer

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Autism Services

Most people have ways to start conversations. Generally, they can start them with little to no problems. Yet for people with autism, difficulties with social interactions can make conversation starters challenging. Sara, a young woman with autism, desires to share information with others. Unfortunately, she experiences problems with initiating conversations due to challenges with social interactions. Sara sometimes will not initiate communication, even with her own family, unless she is first encouraged by her mother. However, Sara has found a way to manage this obstacle through the use of technology. Sara uses the computer to research the happenings of the day, celebrity gossip and other topics of interest. She then uses what she reads on the internet as conversation starters with others. One day during a visit with her adult life planner (ALP), Sara read about singer Whitney Houston’s passing. She later communicated that information to her ALP and began discussing Houston’s music. Sara’s statements formed into questions, as she asked her ALP if she liked Houston’s music. This advanced into the discussion of favorite music. Needless to say, the conversation took off from there. With the assistance of Autism Services, Sara now uses an Apple iPad, a technological device that keeps her updated and informed. Having information available at just the touch of her fingertip has improved Sara’s communication including the initiation of conversations. Sara even communicates with others through the use of Facebook. The iPad has allowed Sara to think in terms of the future and share with others what she would like to do. To develop communication skills is essential to Sara. She shines every time she is able to independently converse with those around her. Sara continues to transition from school into the adult service system. She is better able to initiate her thoughts about services making her more capable of being independent in the future.

Sara’s story demonstrates how independence can grow from a simple “hello.”

Independence, in small steps, is helping Sara to be a participant in her future. Sara’s story demonstrates how independence can grow from a simple “hello.”

Sara sits at her dining room table and looks up pictures, videos and articles on her iPad.

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Community & Employment Partners

Jason and Tyler have shown that with hard work and determination, opportunity may knock twice.

“Opportunity only knocks once,” is an old proverb that does not apply to everyone – particularly to twins. In August 2009, Jason and Tyler began services with Abilities Network. From the beginning, both young men were actively pursuing their associate’s degrees from Anne Arundel Community College while working part time at the college’s library. Staff worked with the twins by conducting pop-in visits at their place of work. Although Jason and Tyler were familiar with their job responsibilities, staff assisted with the training and coaching of new tasks. As the years went on, Jason and Tyler continued their routines consisting of school and work. At each meeting held with the team, emphasis was placed on the need for job development post graduation. The team decided to take a proactive approach. The case manager worked with the brothers weekly to complete the steps outlined by the team. These steps varied from resume completion, interview skills practice and job research, to employment networking and the practice of application completion. In June 2012, Jason and Tyler successfully received their associate’s degrees from Anne Arundel Community College. The intensity of the job development process took off from there. Staff and the twins were out to accomplish one key objective: employment. Although Jason and Tyler had been preparing for this moment for three years, the reality of it set in. Their case manager reiterated all the steps that they had worked on and coached them through their first applications. After that initial step, applications were submitted one after the other. Although the twins were following up, there was little follow up from any of the potential employers. The twins were becoming discouraged; however, their case manager continued to motivate them. The twins’ case manager also maintained positive communication with their parents who helped provide job leads and ideas. As the job development process continued, interviews were scheduled and attended. On October 31, following an interview with Giant Food, Jason and Tyler received news that they both had been hired. Although the position for bagger/cart attendant was intended for one person, the manager enjoyed them both and so hired both. Giant created a double opportunity for the twins. Jason and Tyler have grasped their positions and have received positive feedback from their supervisor. The two are excited to be working and look forward to locating employment in the field of their degrees.

Tyler [left], Case Manager Courtney Luby [center] and Jason [right] stop to smile for the camera during a work shift at Giant Food.

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Although it is said, “Opportunity only knocks once,” Jason and Tyler have shown that with hard work and determination, opportunity may knock twice.

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Epilepsy Services

“The more we teach people about epilepsy, the less fear and biases there [are]” – Jon.

Everyone has his or her own story. People tend to find comfort in the process of sharing similar stories with others. It is important to individuals that they are able to identify with and relate to others through these shared experiences. As an individual living with epilepsy, Jon realized how helpful it can be to discuss his concerns and struggles with someone who shares his experiences. With this realization, Jon wanted to give back to the epilepsy community. Jon came to Abilities Network with the hope that he would find a volunteer position that filled his interests as well as fit the agency’s needs. He started mentoring for the Helping Other People with Epilepsy (HOPE), a nationwide program through the Epilepsy Foundation in which individuals with epilepsy share information about their own experiences and provide educational information. “I [have] learned how my experience can be applied to helping others know that they aren’t alone when dealing with seizures and being diagnosed with epilepsy,” Jon said. Abilities Network receives calls from individuals requesting to talk to someone with epilepsy. Jon has always been willing to fill these requests. He volunteers his time to hear someone else’s struggles and make suggestions on how to manage the other person’s concerns. “Having someone who can directly relate to your experience is very powerful in taking on the challenges presented in dealing with seizures,” Jon said. Jon even took it upon himself to create an informational sheet to use as a guide for other mentors which has proven to be a very useful tool. Jon attends monthly support group meetings and contains a wonderful calming presence when it comes to communicating with those in attendance. In addition to phone mentoring, Jon volunteers to provide some of the training presentations to groups. He has assisted with epilepsy education in elementary schools as well as other organizations. The feedback from his presentations has been very positive; and so, Abilities Network has requested Jon to help with trainings again this year. “The more we teach people about epilepsy, the less fear and biases there [are],” Jon said. Jon takes volunteering to the extra mile. He has helped and continues to help so many others with epilepsy because he walks in their shoes every day.

Jon educates a classroom of kindergartners on epilepsy and the brain.

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Healthy Families

In August 2007, a woman was referred to Healthy Families Baltimore County (HFBC). She was not only 6 months pregnant with a girl who she would later name Katelyn, but was also caring for her 7-year-old daughter. When Darein began with the program, she was not working. During that same time period, she had experienced a tragedy in her family. “My brother had just passed away,” Darein said. “I was just going through a really, really difficult time, and Healthy Families was there to help me out.” Through Darein’s time in the program, she has received connections to resources and encouragement from the program’s staff during home visits. “With Healthy Families, I’ve learned a lot,” Darein said. “I learned to swaddle a baby properly; how to deal with children’s behavior issues; [and] how to play with the children using other techniques of play.” Since Darein’s first meeting with HFBC, a lot has changed. She gave birth to her third child, a boy. She started working part time at an accounting firm and was later increased to full time. Then in May 2012, Darein received her Associates Degree and plans to further her education. However, Darein is not the only one who has progressed these last few years through the program. Katelyn, now 5 years old, has learned many skills while attending school, daycare and completing home visits with her family support worker. She is able to write her name; name her colors and shapes; and count to 30. The family has grown during their time in the program, and Darein commends HFBC for helping her start a new beginning.

“With Healthy Families, I’ve learned a lot” – Darein.

“I would recommend [HFBC]…especially to new moms,” Darein said.“I wasn’t a new mom; but, with a six-to-seven year difference, I was a new mom starting all over again.” Note: Darein and Katelyn graduated from HFBC in December 2012. Congratulations!

Darein sits and reads to her daughter Katelyn.

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Project ACT

Dominic has made great strides.

In the spring of 2011, a 3-year-old little boy was referred to Project All Children Together (ACT). He was an engaging and playful child who had also been diagnosed with cognitive and language delays. Dominic struggled with morning drop-offs and transitions. He also experienced difficulties with toileting and participating in classroom routines. Due to these challenges, Dominic’s teachers at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Dundalk Child Development Center needed extra help and training to fully include him in the classroom. Staff members were concerned that without extra support they would not be able to continue to have Dominic attend their program. The classroom staff worked with two of Project ACT’s inclusion specialists, both with backgrounds in special education. By utilizing assessment tools, conducting classroom observations and consulting with Dominic’s parents and teachers, the inclusion specialists were able to develop an individual support plan tailored to Dominic’s needs. The inclusion specialists worked with the teaching staff. They used modeling and coaching strategies to help the teachers learn to use proactive methods such as social stories, visual supports and a positive rewards system. The inclusion specialists also coached the teachers on how to respond appropriately and constructively when Dominic displayed challenging behaviors. Regular contact with Dominic’s parents helped to ensure that they were aware of how to transfer some of the strategies to the home as well. Dominic has made great strides due to the dedicated staff at CCBC and their commitment to working with Project ACT’s inclusion specialists. Dominic learned to use a visual schedule to help with transitions and classroom routines. He learned to use a quiet area to calm down when he became upset. A rewards program where Dominic earned special treasures for engaging in appropriate behaviors proved to be a great success. Dominic has begun attending preschool at his local public school and continues to be successful in using several of the above strategies. His parents report that they are happy with his progress and are grateful to have worked with Project ACT to help their son be successful in his early childhood program.

Dominic interacts with Inclusion Specialist Morgan Horvath.

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Senior Services

Move Management Services made it possible for Mrs. G. to manage the physical and emotional aspects of relocating.

In June 2012, an elderly woman in need of relocating to a new home with minimal support nearby turned to Abilities Network’s Move Management Services for help. Two years prior, Mrs. G. had lost her husband of 32 years. She was noticing more difficulty with her health, as her ability to manage stairs became challenging after breaking her hip. Mrs. G.’s siblings lived out of town and suggested she look at Park View in Columbia, Md. Once she had made the decision to move, she was now faced with the daunting tasks of downsizing, coordinating her move, packing and unpacking. The staff at Park View referred Mrs. G. to Abilities Network and The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, which awarded a grant to Abilities Network in January 2012, to provide Move Management Services to income qualified seniors who are relocating to subsidized independent senior housing . The Move Management staff met with Mrs. G. and started the process of preparing for her move. Staff created a customized floor plan of Mrs. G.’s new home to make certain that her furniture would fit, and she could safely move around her new space. Staff then helped her with sorting through closets, cabinets and furniture – bringing what was important to her and donating items that were no longer needed. The day before Mrs. G.’s move, the Move Management team arrived at her home and packed up her belongings. On move day, the team leader oversaw the process with the movers and was there to support not only Mrs. G., but her out-of-town family as well. Once the movers had delivered all of her belongings to her new home, the team unpacked the boxes and placed everything where it belonged. Although feeling overwhelmed by the thought of moving, Mrs. G. reported that the services provided by Abilities Network actually made her feel less stressed about the move. Mrs. G. also said that she felt more comfortable and safer in her new home. The Hirschhorn grant made it possible for Mrs. G. to move into a more suitable, safer and engaging environment, which she loves while making it affordable for her. Move Management Services made it possible for Mrs. G. to manage the physical and emotional aspects of relocating.

Mrs. G. [right] reminisces, as she shares old photographs with Director of Move Management Services Heather Murphy [left].

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FY 2012 Program Highlights [19]

Autism Services

Epilepsy Services

• During fiscal year 2012, 36 individuals/families received Adult Life Planning services.

• Epilepsy Services provided 111 presentations reaching 5,209 people throughout Maryland.

• Autism services served 24 individuals/families.

• Epilepsy education was provided to over 2,799 elementary, middle and high school students, through Kids on the Block puppet shows, Seizure Man and Take Charge presentations.

• Twenty-two behavioral support counselors were employed, providing family trainings in the homes of individuals.

• A total of 78 individuals with epilepsy received one-time support services and/or emergency funding.

Community & Employment Partners • Community and Employment Partners (CEP) provided services to 257 Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)-funded individuals. • Forty-seven new DDA-funded individuals were enrolled in the CEP program. • With the help of other support staff, 30 employment specialists obtained 119 jobs for individuals in the community.

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Healthy Families • Healthy Families provided assessments and resource referral services to 40 families. • An additional 82 families participated in home visiting services. • Seventy-four children received developmental screening services and support with accessing medical care.

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• Through child-specific cases, staff served 157 children. Through center-based services, staff worked with 152 children. A total of 672 children were affected through the program’s center-based partnerships. • During fiscal year 2012, 1,949 child care providers received trainings.

Senior Services • Move Management Services successfully moved 35 residents into new homes, four of which were offered financial assistance through The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation. • Move Management Services assisted Levindale Geriatric Hospital during the transition of residents to their newly built households. Staff also helped transition residents throughout the rest of Levindale to allow for the renovation of units. In total, staff moved 89 residents within two months.

Fiscal Year 2012

• Project All Children Together (ACT) served 636 individuals through the Special Needs grant, which is funded through the Maryland State Department of Education.

Grants Received

FY 2012 Program Highlights continued

Project ACT

The following is a list of contributors that awarded grants during fiscal year 2012 to support Abilities Network’s various programs. Fiscal year 2012 reflects July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012. • The Allegis Group • Chesapeake District Civitan, Inc. • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) • The Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA) • The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. • The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Foundation • The HSC Foundation • Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) • Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council • M&T Bank Foundation • The National Inclusion Project, Inc. • The Parents’ Place of Maryland, Inc.

• Senior Services provided seven seminars on senior-related topics at no charge to the community. Topics included: “Accessing VA Benefits,” “Laughter is Good Medicine,” Navigating Senior Housing,” and “Is Your Jewelry Box a Treasure Chest?”

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2012 Finances

Financial Statements

Abilities Network, Inc. and Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region Combined Statement of Financial Position

Abilities Network, Inc. and Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region Combined Statement of Activities

June 30, 2012 (in thousands)

Year Ended June 30, 2012 (in thousands)

Assets

Revenue

Current Assets.................................................................................................................. $2,670 Property and Equipment, net ......................................................................................... $2,823 Other Assets ..................................................................................................................... $242 Total Assets .............................................................................................................. $5,735

Government Grants and Contracts ............................................................................... $8,224 Public Support .................................................................................................................... $219 Program Service Fees and Other Revenue ........................................................................ $915 Total Revenue .......................................................................................................... $9,358

Liabilities and Net Assets

Functional Expenses

Liabilities Current Liabilities ....................................................................................................... $828 Long Term Liabilities .................................................................................................... $75 Total Liabilities..................................................................................................... $903

Program Services ............................................................................................................. $8,254 Fundraising ........................................................................................................................ $161 Management and General .................................................................................................. $857 Total Functional Expenses ....................................................................................... $9,272

Net Assets Unrestricted Undesignated ................................................................................................... $4,576 Board Designated ................................................................................................ $167 Total Unrestricted .................................................................................... $4,743 Temporarily Restricted................................................................................................... $89 Total Net Assets................................................................................................. $4,832 Total Liabilities and Net Assets......................................................................... $5,735

Change in Net Assets ........................................................................................................... $86

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Expenditures F.Y.E. June 30, 2012

Government Grants and Contracts

Program Services

Public Support

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Program Service Fees and Other Income

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The financial results depicted on this page are derived from the Agency’s audited June 30, 2012 combined financial statements which contain an unqualified opinion. The Agency’s complete audited financial statements are available upon request.

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Make a Donation – Donations can be made year round and can be sent by mail, made online or over the phone. Donations can be made in honor or memory of a loved one.

Volunteer – Volunteers are needed to serve on Abilities Network’s Board of Directors, event committees and other volunteer opportunities within the organization. Sponsor an Event – Do you work for a business that may be interested in sponsoring an event? Abilities Network is in constant need of corporate sponsorships to financially support various events.

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Walkabout Abilities – On Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, Abilities Network celebrated the 5th Annual Walkabout Abilities event. Over 300 participants of all ages came out to support Abilities Network in raising awareness and funds of over $40,000! 11 20

Attend an Event – Events are held throughout the year to raise funds and awareness in support of Abilities Network. Events can be fundraisers and educational.

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Abilities Network hosts events throughout the year for fundraising, educational and awareness purposes. Here’s a look at some of our events held in 2011 – 2012.

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Maxine Seidman [left], an Abilities Network board member and Project ACT professional advisory board member, smiles for the camera with other walkers and staff from Play Keepers Inc., a sponsor and team for the annual Walkabout Abilities event.

Abilities Network relies on individuals, businesses and foundations for support year round. This support is offered through donations and volunteer time. If you are interested in getting involved, then here is how you can help:

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Project ACT Annual Conference – On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, Project ACT held their 2nd Annual Early Childhood Conference, “Feeling Puzzled? Sorting out the Pieces of Autism.” This was a full day conference for early childhood professionals and families of young children to engage in interactive learning from knowledgeable speakers.

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Host a Third Party Event – Hosting an event to support Abilities Network is a great way to show your support. Some examples include social events and cookouts. Matching Gifts – Does your company have a matching gift program? Many businesses will match monetary donations their employees give to nonprofit organizations as well as volunteer time.

C&O Canal Bike Ride – The 2nd Annual C&O Bike Ride took place from Wednesday, May 9, 2012, to Saturday, May 12, 2012. Participants rode their bikes from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C., in support of Abilities Network. This event raised awareness for the agency as well as $3,000!

Planned Giving – Have you considered Abilities Network in your future plans? There are many planned giving opportunities available for you to support Abilities Network.

GET INVOLVED!

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For more information on how you can get involved and support Abilities Network, please call the Development Office at 410-828-7700.

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Fiscal Year 2012

Donors

The following is a list of donors who contributed to Abilities Network and The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region during fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012). Gifts $2,500 and Up Businesses/Organizations Campbell & Company McDonough Mechanical Services, Inc Richard J. Princinsky & Associaties, Inc. Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Assoc. Venable Foundation Individuals Mrs. Mary Markakis Mr. and Mrs. Paul McBride Gifts $1,000 - $2,499 Businesses/Organizations Arris, A Design Studio, Inc. Chesapeake Human Resources Association DCF Contracting LLC D-S Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. First Call Office Products Giant Foods Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A. Gulf Oil Limited Partnership Johns Hopkins Medicine Miles and Stockbridge P.C. Next Day Medical Playcenters, Inc. TMDG, LLC Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hollis Dr. Allan Krumholz Mr. Jeffrey Gredlein Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trinkoff Mr. Travis Varney Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay Whitworth Gifts $500 - $999 Businesses/Organizations Alexander & Cleaver APA Pool League of Maryland, Inc. Bruce Grau & Associates, Inc. Employees Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman Epilepsy Foundation National Office First Mariner Bank IWIF Just Temps/Personnel Plus

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Maryland Glass and Mirror Company Payroll Network Pepsi Beverages Company St. John Properties, Inc. Susquehanna Bank The Dugout Zone Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Travis Drawbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Mike Harris Mr. and Mrs. Russell Margolis Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Murnane Mr. Scott Oehrle Mr. and Mrs. David Paulson Mr. Warren Ross Mr. Paul Schindelar Mr. and Mrs. John Whitworth Gifts $250 - $499 Businesses/Organizations 1st Mariner Bank Anything in Stained Glass, Inc. ASHER Training, Inc. CyberCore Technologies, LLC Glory Days Lochte & Herkalo, P.A. Maryland Telephone, Inc. St. John’s United Methodist Church Stroup Kids for Kids Epilepsy Foundation The Presbyterian Home of Maryland Individuals Mr. and Mrs. William Albright Mr. John Bennett Mr. Christopher Coker Ms. Lise Criswell Mr. Richard D’Adamo Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dunn Ms. Maura Fox Ms. Harpreet Groppe Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hahn Mr. Chris Hirt Mr. Joe Izzo Mr. Lance Johnson Ms. Donna Kerpelman Ms. Lee Ann Kingham Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maddux Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McDonough Mrs. Marykate Myers

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Mr. and Mrs. Mike Myers Ms. Leslie Ossim Ms. Kelly Rather Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ross Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Schauman Mr. Peter Taylor Ms. Betsy Weaving Gifts $100 - $249 Businesses/Organizations Albion Surveys Baskin Robbins/Sam Coleman Beyond Care, Inc. Joseph Vigman Foundation, Inc. Network for Good Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #89 Patrick’s of Pratt Street Power on Electric Smith & Downey Superior Shotcrete, Inc. The Goddard School Individuals Mr. Jesse Adamski Ms. Mary Lou Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Bob Almon Mr. Gordon Anderson Ms. Doris Asbell Ms. Kim Baker Mr. Tim Baldwin Ms. Lois Barber Mr. Kirk Baumgart Dr. Gregory Bergey Ms. Kimberly Bialozynski Mr. Andrew Billig Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bohn Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Boone Mr. William Brown Mr. Joe Buffington Ms. Elizabeth Burdick Ms. Sally Byrne Ms. Ellen Callegary Mr. and Mrs. Howard Carman Ihuoma Chinaka Mr. Tucker Clevenger Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coleman Mrs. Betty Cornwell Mr. Michael Cugini Mr. Michael Cushing Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan DeGrange Mr. and Mrs. Scott Denlinger

Mr. Gerard Dotterweich Jaimee Dove Ms. Lauren Dunn Mr. Mark Dyer Mr. and Mrs. James Ebeling Mr. Douglas Edwards Ms. Susan Feigelman Ms. Carol Francis Mr. Leete Garten Ms. Kathi Grasso Dr. Betty Grier Mr. Andrew Hahn Mr. Joseph Haney Mr. Charlie Henck Ms. Trudy Hite Ms. Kathleen Jacobs Ms. Carrie Joneckis Mr. Lance Joneckis Mr. Howard Kane Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kane Mr. Timothy Kingham Ms. Judy Klinger Dr. Eric Kossoff Dr. Greg Krauss Mr. and Mrs. David Leineweber Dr. Ronald Lesser Mr. Michael Lochte Mr. Geoff Martiny Ms. Diane McComb Ms. Beth McDaniels Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Ed McGuire Ms. Carol Messenger Ms. Anita Mihok Mr. Joshua Mohr Augustine Moore Ms. Patricia Moore Mr. Michael Morency Ms. Angela Moser Mr. and Mrs. Warren Naviasky Mr. Johan Niekamp Ms. Patricia Niski Mr. Paul Obrecht, III Ms. Pia Payne Mr. Michael Plitt Mr. Myron Polischuk Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Polischuk Ms. Patricia Porter Mr. and Mrs. Chrystyna Priatka Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pruitt Ms. Tracy Pruitt Ms. Chaitanya Ravi Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reed

Ms. Joan Rumenap Ms. Victoria Rummel Mr. Frederick Runge Mr. David Salinger Ms. Eloise Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. James Seeberger Ms. Barbara Schweizer Ms. Sandra Shaeffer Ms. Carol Sibel Cohen Ms. Barbara Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith Ms. Carol Stansbury Mr. Greg Stier Ms. Gina Stone Mr. and Mrs. Trent Stroup Ms. Veronica Swearingen Ms. Karen Swartz Ms. Anne Tahir Ms. Carol Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Trinkoff Mr. and Mrs. John Troiano Mr. and Mrs. Jim Van Horn Dr. Eileen Vining Mr. and Mrs. Bob Webber Mrs. Kim West-Clark, PharmD Mr. Thomas White Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wilson Mr. Steven Winnick Mr. Todd Winnick Mr. and Mrs. Alan Yankolonis Mr. Eric Yankolonis Mr. Troy Young Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Zoppo Gifts $50 - $99 Businesses/Organizations American Legion Post #22 Baltimore County FOP Lodge No. 4 Chick-fil-A at Westfield Montgomery Kierson & Newman, P.A. Remedi Senior Care Individuals Ms. Michelle Albrecht Mr. David Arnold Ms. Andrea Arsdale Mr. and Mrs. Brent Ausmus Mr. and Mrs. Sarvi Bajwa Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barrett Ms. Stamatia Basil Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. Christian Beach

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Belyea Mr. Joseph Billings Mrs. Dorothy Blackwell Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bloom Mr. Thomas Bray Ms. Frona Brown Ms. Meg Brunson Mr. Donald Butel Ms. Audrey Byrd Ms. Brenda Byrnes Ms. Linda Cimino Ms. Carol Collins Ms. Laura Concannon Mr. Charles Cook Mr. Rich Costella Mr. John Cox Ms. Mona Criswell Ms. Doris Daley Ms. Stephanie Delauder Miss Emma Denlinger Mr. Ken Denlinger Mr. Ashish Deopura Ms. Sharon Dillow Mr. George Divell Mr. Julian Dockhorn Ms. Cynthia Eckenrode Ms. Karen Edwards-Schell Dr. Joshua Ewen Mr. George Failla Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fannon Ms. Alexandra Finucane Ms. Jan Fischer Bachman Ms. Rene Foust Mr. Christopher Frey Ms. Lois Fritz Ms. Sylvia Fulwood-Paylor Mr. Paul Giampaolo Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cornell Mr. Alan Grochal Mr. and Mrs. John Haggerty Ms. Vicki Harless Dr. Adam Hartman Mr. William Hawver Ms. Donna Hufham Ms. Kendi Irwin Ms. Karen Jacob Mr. and Mrs. John Jones Ms. Margie Kane Mr. Roger Kane Mr. Alan Kaplan Mr. Brian Kaye

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Ms. Jessica Kerry Ms. Tori Kerry Mr. Tom Klein Ms. Virginia Knowlton Mrs. Audrey Krauss Ms. Lora Kufro Ms. Helena Kulnich Mr. Frederick Leiner Mr. and Mrs. Lou Longest Ms. Joan Manns Mr. Paul Marcantonio Mr. Jeffrey Markowitz Mr. Charles Maskell Ms. Helga Matausch Mr. and Mrs. Chris McDonough Mr. and Mrs. John McDonough Mr. Kevin McDonough Ms. Jessica Messenger Mr. Timothy Messina Ms. Erin Miller Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mooney Ms. Erin Moore Ms. Kathleen Mort Ms. Faye Moskowitz Ms. Lisa Myers Ms. Toni Nieberlein Ms. Peggy Noel Ms. Kerri Norris Ms. Terri Norris Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Olson Mr. and Mrs. Pat O’Meara Mr. Ted O’Meara Mr. and Mrs. John Peters Ms. Leila Peterson Ms. Stephanie Plitt Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pont Mr. Frank Porter Mr. David Potts Ms. Ann Reilly Mr. Jeff Renner Mr. Irving Reti Ms. Barbara Richardson Ms. Karen Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rief Ms. Karen Rubinstein Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rumenap Mr. Jon Sadler Mr. William Sasser Mr. and Mrs. John Scarborough Gene Schleppenbach Ms. Cynthia Schoeffield Ms. Kira Schoeffield

Ms. Joni Schroeder Ms. Naomi Seligman Mr. John Shafer Mr. and Mrs. William Shields Ms. Laura Shriver Mr. Harry Slep Ms. Marcia Stalter Mr. Michael Stein Mr. Eric Stewart Ms. Noelle Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Straw Ms. Diane Talanehzar Mrs. Bette Ann Tassone Ms. Lindsay Taylor Mrs. Elizabeth Townsley Mr. Thomas Trafton Ms. Phyllis Tremper Mr. David Trinkoff Ms. Corinne Van Horn MK Warr Mrs. Judy Weber Ms. Nadine Yoritomo Ms. Ethel Zelenske Gifts Up to $49 Businesses/Organizations AbiBow Recycling, LLC Chick-fil-A at Hunt Valley Chick-fil-A at Owings Mills Liberty Mutual Group Individuals Ms. Judith Abell Ms. Cheryl Adams Ms. Ellen Aldrich Ms. Teresa Aldrich Ms. Carol Allenza Ms. Barbara Anderson Ms. Erin Elizabeth Arthur Ms. Beth Ashe Ms. Nancy Ashe Ms. Lacey Auerback Mr. Jonathan Backus Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard Ms. Faye Barshinger Ms. Sara Barshinger Mr. William Baumler Mr. James Beaudet Mr. Brian Bennett Ms. Michelle Bennett Ms. Marie Berry Ms. JoAnn Best Mr. and Mrs. Brad Biggs

Mr. Robert Binick Mr. William Bland Ms. Angela Blank Ms. Kate Branca Ms. Abby Brandt Ms. Joan Brothers Ms. Elaine Brown Ms. Margaret Burns Ms. Dorsey Campbell Mr. Michel Chausse Mr. Phil Cianelli Ms. Lucia Claster Ms. Aleta Coffey Ms. Shara Cole Miss Hailey Coleman Miss Mallory Coleman Riley Coleman Ms. Desiree Cook Mr. Andrew Cozzarin Mr. Stephen Creasy Mr. Karl Crosby Mr. Robert Cullen Ms. Amber Dadourian Mr. Steven David Mr. Timothy DeLizza Mr. Fred Demers Ms. Jeanne DeMos Mr. and Mrs. Bob DeOrsey Ms. Ann Depner Mr. and Mrs. Dave Depner Ms. Kimberly Dickinson Ms. Gloria Dietz Mr. Ed Duggan Ms. Jean Eastman Ms. Stacey Edwards Ms. Margaret Eifert Ms. Maria Elder Mr. and Mrs. Barry Elliott Mr. Bryan Engle Ms. Hannah Everhart Ms. Victoria Falcone Mrs. Barb Fleischman Ms. Jaroslava Fleming Mr. Scott Fleming Ms. Jan Flood Mr. and Mrs. Dan Francis Ms. Sue Frederick Ms. Roberta Fulwood Mr. John Gambo Ms. Beverly Garner Ms. Jeanne Geiger Brown Ms. Mary Giorgio

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Mr. and Mrs. Phil Goertz Ms. Barbara Goldberg Ms. Karon Goldman Ms. Eileen Gorman Ms. Carol Gosnell Ms. Deboruh Grau Ms. Dorothy Grasso Ms. Karen Groezinger Bell Ms. Joann Hacker Ms. Ellen Hagen Mr. Jonathan Hamburger Ms. Erin Hancock Ms. Tia Hargrove Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hartnett Ms. Michelle Hayes Ms. Anna Heifetz Ms. Amanda Heilman Ms. Kristen Hellmig Mr. Jeffrey Helman Ms. Stacey Hendricks Ms. Peggy Hepler Mr. Nicholas Hess Mr. Charles Hiob Ms. Tiffany Hiob Ms. Floy Hohnroth Kyle Hufham Matthew Hufham Mr. Joe Hughes Mr. Joseph Hughes Mrs. Amanda Hunter O’Melia James Ms. Patricia Jefferson Ms. Cheryl Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson Ms. Terry Johnson Mr. Raymond Jones Ms. Valerie Jones Ms. Vicki Jones Ms. Lauren Kallins Mr. Thomas Kane Mrs. Tracey Kaplan Ms. Joyve Kaufman Major Andrew Kehl Mr. Joseph Kinslow Ms. Mary Kioussis Mr. Angelo Kiriazoglou Mr. Steven Kline Mr. Lou Klug Ms. Karen Kopp Ms. Lauren Koubek Mr. Aaron Krug Ms. Abigail Kniffin

Yopparai Kyabetsu Jeana Lee Ms. Eileen Leffler Mr. Elliott Lehem Ms. JoAnne Lehman Mr. Richard Lerner Mr. Dave Lige Ms. Robin Lincoln Ms. Macenzie Longest Mr. Trent Longest Ms. Liz Losover Mr. Leonard Lu Ms. Mary Ludwig Mr. Irvin Lustman Ms. Holly Maassasani Mr. and Mrs. John Malwitz Ms. Lyda Marchiano Ms. Erin Marinchak Mr. Ken Marr Ms. Jennifer Malas Mr. Kevin Martin Ms. Lynnette Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Owen Mattingly Alex Mazer Mr. Dale McCormick Mr. James McDonough Ms. Mary McFadden Ms. Cynda McLain Ms. Shelly McLaughlin Mr. Michael McPherson Ms. Mary-Anne McTrowe Mr. Michael Meade Ms. Kelly Meissner Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mellon Ms. Diana Mellott Ms. Judy Mikula Mr. Douglas Miller Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Milosavich Ms. Sara Moore Ms. Beth Moran Ms. Mary Moran Ms. Michelle Moran Ms. Harriet Morganstein Mr. Andrew Morrison Ms. Lisa Mubaideen Ms. Mary Munoz Ms. Lilly Newman Ms. Rachel Newmann Mr. Daniel Noel Ms. Lieselotte Noel Mr. Tom Noel Mr. Dennis Nonemaker

Ms. Joann O’Connor Kris Pasteur Dipen Patel Mr. Randy Perry Mr. and Mrs. William Peters Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Petrovich Ms. Sarah Pinsker Ms. Elaine Pollack Ms. Katherine Popowych Mr. Peter Priatka Mrs. Stephanie Price Ms. Emily Putman-Caviness Ms. Paula Pyzik Ms. Linda Quick Ms. Joanne Reed Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reiner Ms. Erin Richardson Ms. Mary Lee Richardson Ms. Rosemary Riebe Mr. John Ritz Mr. Hutch Robbins Ms. Jodi Roisman Roxanne Roloff Mr. Alan Rubin Ms. Suzanne Rucker Ms. Sandra Rutan Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rutkowski Ms. Stefanie Ryan Ms. Theresa Sachs Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Sainz Mr. Robert Sambol Ms. Marina Sarantos Ms. Joyce Schanne Ms. Jennifer Schlosser Mr. Andrew Schoeffield Mr. Joshua Schoeffield Ms. Robin Schreiner Kroll Ms. Mary Scott Mr. David Seid Ms. Joan Seid Ms. Maxine Seidman Ms. Christy Sexton Hiren Shah Ms. Molly Shannon Ms. Rachel Shegogue Mrs. Ruth Shifflett Ms. Nancy Shualy Mr. Griffin Sievers Ms. Sheri Sinnen Mr. Daniel Smith Ms. Rebecca Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Snowden

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Spangler Christian Spencer Ms. Breanne Stalter Mr. Neil Steinhorn Ms. Maureen Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stromberger Ms. Jessica Swam Ms. Teresa Szczepanski Ms. Kari Thomas Mr. Marion Thompson Ms. Dorothy Tischler Mr. Earl Todd Ms. Joann Topolski Ms. Alma Townsley Ms. Kimberly Townsley Mr. Irving Treadway Mrs. Debbie Trone Ms. Anne Truitt Mr. John Truitt Mr. Steve Truitt Mr. Tyler Truitt Ms. Mary Tuer Ms. Jenn Tumminello Mr. Justin Van Horn Ms. MaryBeth Waak Ms. Sandy Waak Mr. Terrence Waak Ms. Susan Wahl Ms. Linda Walizer Ms. Tammy Ward Ms. Roberta Wentworth Ms. Edith Wheat Ms. Monica Whipps Ms. Carol Wilks Ms. Jennifer Williams Mr. Frank Wilson Ms. Berniece Winkler Mr. Martin Wittstadt Mr. Jefferson Wright Ms. Aruna Vaidya Ms. Tammi Valenzano Ms. Cassandra Voelker Ms. Gloria Yingling

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Gifts in Honor Of Robert Bingel Erin Cushing Pazya Margolis Chris McBride Project ACT Senior Services Joyce Spector Mr. and Mrs. John Whitworth Gifts in Memory Of Navaeh Danae Bishop Gerard “Jerry” Bowen Lawrence Garten Ella Juanita Mooney Diana Pillas Linda Weisbrod Elmer “Bud” Yingling Matching Gifts The following compaines have made a donation through their employee matching gifts program. Constellation Energy Deutsche Bank Johnson & Johnson Pepsico Foundation PNC Bank The Ira Rosenzwog Scholarship Fund Mrs. Rosalie Rosenzwog Ms. Sherrie Rosenzwog Ehrlich Abilities Network’s Legacy Society The Estate of Doris M. Meehan Inkind Contributions Businesses 100 West Hair Studio Aberdeen Ironbirds Arbonne International Beaver Creek Country Club Best Western Premier Eden Resort and Suites Beth Sabia Photogrpahy Carroll Valley Golf Club Bill’s Seafood ComForcare Senior Services Elizabeth Cooney Care Network Flying Dog Brewery Hollow Creek Golf Club

Hotel Hershey Spa Hunt Valley Country Club IWIF Merriweather Post Pavilion Miller’s Minuteman Press Mr. Pete Medd Musket Ridge Golf Course Naylor Wine Cellars, Inc. Pampered Mommas Point Breeze Credit Union Renaissance Harborplace Hotel Republic National Distributing Co. Sazerac Sima’s Ski Liberty Mountain Resort Sparrows Point Country Club Stroup Kids for Kids Epilepsy Foundation Surreybrooke Nursery & Gardens Tom’s Tropicals Trelles Law, P.A. V.W. Brown Insurance Whiskey Creek Golf Club Ye Old Spirit Shop Individuals Ms. Michelle Albrecht Ms. Barbara Anderson Ms. Lynn Andrus Ms. Karenthia Barber Ms. Katie Billotti Ms. Daphne Boone Mr. Jason Campo Ms. Jennifer Canlapan Ms. Patti Cassidy Ms. Shara Cole Ms. Janelle Corpus Ms. Barbara Cutko Mr. Gary Davison Ms. Bernadette Debelius Mr. Andrew Deming Mr. and Mrs. Gerald DeGrange Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan DeGrange Mr. and Mrs. Bob DeOrsey Ms. Lauren Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Travis Drawbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Barry Elliott Ms. Shelley Eyler Ms. Juliane Faller

Ms. Sherri Flayhart Ms. Shoane Francis Mr. Larry Fultz Nell Fultz Mr. Ben Gannon Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giordano Ms. Mary Ellen Glorioso Mr. Matt Haddaway Mr. Jack Hoback Ms. Sharon Huffman Sagirah Jones Ms. Katie Kavinski Ms. Marcia Keplinger Mr. David Korotkin Ms. Cecilia Laurent Ms. Molly Macauley Ms. Lisa Malecki Mr. Chris McCray Ms. Mary McDonald Ms. Megan McDonald Mrs. Cathie Medd Mr. Matt Melnick Mr. Michael Milan Mr. David Milosavich Reverend L.K. Moore Mr. Gregory Nickey Mr. Justin Nolan Poonam Pathak Ms. Linda Peeler Mr. Joe Peeler Ms. Tracy Pruitt Ms. Barbara Robbins Ms. Kim Rock Ms. Carol Rollison Ms. Alexandra Ryce Mr. Jon Sadler Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Schauman Ms. Barbara Schott Ms. Wanda Spears Ms. Diane Talanehzar Hok Tang Ms. Anda Trifan Rajagopala Tripuraneni Mitch Warren Mr. Daniel Valentine Mr. Matthew Wall Mr. Anthony West

We would like to acknowledge all donors who contributed through United Way as well as other payroll campaigns. [31]

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Announcing 2011 – 2012 Board of Directors and Administrative Staff

2011 – 2012 Board of Directors President Michael S. Harris Past President Matthew T. Murnane Vice President Kim West-Clark, PharmD Secretary Paul Trinkoff Treasurer Tracy L. Pruitt Professional Advisory Board Chair Jennifer Hopp, M.D.

Sam Coleman Mona Dinsmore Leete A. Garten Andrew Hahn Trish Kane Eric H.W. Kossoff, M.D. Michael W. Lochte, CPA Chris McBride Ryan M. McConnell Clement K. Miller, CFA Paul F. Obrecht, III David R. Paulson, SIOR Diane Peters Maxine Seidman Trent Stroup Ramsay M. Whitworth

Administrative Staff Lee Ann Kingham, MBA, LCSW Chief Executive Officer Sonya Bajwa, CPA Chief Financial Officer Lauren Dunn Director of Development Lyn Elliott Director of Human Resources Kathy Naviasky, M.S. Director of Program Administration Joan Rumenap, MBA Director of Special Projects Betsy Weaving Director of Program Services

It is important to us that this annual report reflects accurate information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information presented in this report, please contact the Development Office at 410.828.7700. Providing quality services since 1964 [32]


Corporate Headquarters 8503 LaSalle Road • Towson, Maryland 21286 410.828.7700 • 1.800.492.2523 Fax: 410.828.7708 • TTY users dial: 711

Charles County

PG/Montgomery County

3825 Leonardtown Road, Suite 4 Waldorf, Maryland 20601 301.396.3955 • 866.323.7615 • Fax: 301.396.4166

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Eastern Shore

Southern Maryland

P.O. Box 1692 • Berlin, MD 21811 410.641.8605 • Fax: 410.208.1832

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Garrett & Allegany Counties 317 Beall Street • Cumberland, Maryland 21502 301.777.2895 • 866.513.5757 • Fax: 301.777.2897

Harford County 401 Market Street, Suite 100 Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 410.272.3712 • 866.454.9677 • Fax: 410.272.3892

Western Maryland 5104 Pegasus Court, Suite E Frederick, Maryland 21704 301.695.9505 • 800.394.9504 • Fax: 301.695.3340

Maryland Relay 711 in Maryland (TTY/ Voice) 1.800.735.2258 from anywhere (TTY/ Voice)

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Our Mission To challenge the community to acknowledge the value and equality of people of all abilities.

To promote more inclusive communities, these services are provided through six main programs: • Autism

Services

• Healthy

• Community

and Employment Partners

• Project

• Epilepsy

• Senior

Services

Families

ACT – All Children Together Services


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