Awards

Congratulations to 2021 Dean Award Honoree: Phelisa Smith-Huff!

Congratulations to the 2021 Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Support Professional Honoree – Phelisa Smith-Huff! A Direct Support Manager who goes above and beyond, Phelisa works hard to make sure the people we support, and staff, are well taken care of! Executive Director Cindy Parr surprised Phelisa yesterday with the award. Bill and Keith were […]

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Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Support Award 2021 Nominations Are Open

The Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Support Award was created to recognize an exceptional employee in the Direct Support professional field at The Arc of Howard County. This award is presented annually and includes a $1,000 cash gift to the recipient. Employees eligible for this award can be any staff (DSP’s, DSM’s, and/or Employment Specialists)

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Congratulations to the 2021 Celebration of Excellence Award Winners!

2021 Celebration of Excellence and 60th Year Celebration The Arc of Howard County’s 2021 Celebration of Excellence was held virtually on May 12, 2021. Congratulations to all of our award winners for making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities! Self-Advocate of the Year: Jeffrey Jones, Carlotta Martin, and Janice Martin Excellence in Employment: Robert

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Congratulations to 2020 Dean Award Honoree: Annie Mae Caldwell!

Congratulations to The Arc of Howard County’s Direct Support Manager, Annie Mae Caldwell, who was presented with the Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Support Award by Executive Director, Cindy Parr, for Annie’s exceptional work during the COVID-19 crisis and throughout her service! The Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Support Professional Award is an annual award created by the Dean family to each year honor

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Celebrating Direct Support Professionals!

Did you know that there are Super Heroes in #HowardCounty? Super Heroes who work day in and day out…go the extra mile…go above and beyond. Who are these people? These Super Heroes are the Direct Support Professionals, Day Program staff, Employment Specialists, and administrative staff at The Arc of Howard County who work with individuals with intellectual and

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