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To promote and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Notice Regarding the Coronavirus
We want to thank all of the artists that have submitted artwork for the Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit that was scheduled for April 29, 2020.
The health and safety of residents, staff, and volunteers is always a priority. Staff and volunteers will follow recommended guidelines from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health which is in direct contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well
as the Maryland Department of Health and all local county agencies. We share the public's concern about this issue and will continue to align our policies and procedures with the latest recommended preventative measures.
At this time we are postponing the Exhibit to a later date. We will inform you of the new date and time in the future. If you have already submitted artwork, please consider submitting this again when we reschedule.
Are you an artist with a disability? Do you know someone with a disability who loves art? If so, please send us your best artwork or pass along this information for your favorite artist to be part of the Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Assistive Technology Library Demonstration and Loan Program has a number of different AT products that are available for demonstration and temporary loan. - Learn More
The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues presents DisAbility Awareness Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M. Due to COVID-19 this years event will be virtual. Register today!
Commission on Disability Issues
The Purpose of the Commission is to:
Promote and enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities by advising the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs, services, and allocation of resources for persons with disabilities and by proposing the means to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.
The Duties and Responsibilities of the Commission:
Review available services and activities for disabled persons, gather data regarding their needs, and review reports and publications of governmental agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities;
Review County, State and federal legislation that may impact persons with disabilities and make recommendations to the County Executive, County Council, and the County delegation to the State legislature regarding legislation;
Recommend ways of maximizing the use of facilities and services available to persons with disabilities;
Provide direct communication among disabled persons, private and public organizations, and the general public regarding programs and services for persons with disabilities;
Assist interagency planning groups and special task forces to identify and assess needs of persons with disabilities;
Identify barriers to service delivery and advocate for services to persons with disabilities in the County;
Promote the coordination of services among all public and private agencies, departments, and organizations, which provide services and programs to persons with disabilities; and
Identify and recommend to the County Executive sources of State and federal financial assistance available for the purpose of expanding or improving services and programs for persons with disabilities.
Anyone planning to attend who needs accommodations should contact the Americans with Disabilities Act office at (410) 222-4383 or by e-mail at [email protected] at least seven days in advance of the meeting. TTY users should please call via Maryland Relay at 7-1-1. All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.