Direct Support Professionals

2021 Combined Federal Campaign: Richard’s Story

Donate to the Combined Federal Campaign! Directory Code: 65144 Sixty years ago, in 1961, The Arc of Howard County was founded, established as a grassroots effort by families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who believed there must be a better way. Sixty years ago, people with IDD were either “hidden away”, marginalized or […]

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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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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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The Arc of Howard County Honored Direct Support Professionals, Employment Staff, and All Staff!

Direct Support Professionals, Employment Specialists and All Staff Honored At The Arc of Howard County, we Honored our amazing Direct Support Professionals, Direct Support Managers, Employment Specialists and all Staff in September and October! We raffled off gift cards and prizes to these Essential Workers. Thank you to all of our supporters who made this

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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Recognizes Direct Support Professionals!

 A huge THANK YOU to Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for recognizing our Direct Support Professionals and the amazing work they do supporting people with disabilities in our community! It means the world to us! Thank you to Feed Howard County and First Presbyterian Church of Howard County for delicious baked goods and for

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Heroes Work Here!

A Big Thank You to Vanessa Antrum at Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) for featuring Senior Residential Program Manager Rhonda Braswell, Residential Managers Marie Ndjock, Warnette Owens-Moultrie, Jessicia Chaney today! Thank you for your support of The Arc of Howard County and for your recognition of these front line heroes!

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“Imagine” Living Life to the Fullest

Imagine” living life…to the fullest. “Imagine,” a new video from The Arc of Howard County, features people with intellectual and developmental disabilities doing just that…living their best lives. The “Imagine” video was produced by Pam Long Photography featuring the vocal talents of Bach to Rock Fulton, MD‘s Carl Pfanstiehl. Thank you, Pam, Carl, and Bach to Rock! Let’s imagine

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The Arc Is In Urgent Need of Face Masks and PPE. Can You Help?

Yesterday, all of the Direct Support Professionals working in The Arc of Howard County’s Residential Houses received bandannas to use as masks until we can get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Arc of Howard County is in urgent need of donations of: Face Shields Face Masks Gowns Gloves PPE If you can donate, Face Shields,

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Heart for It #MoreThanTheHeartForIt #DSPRW19 #MoreThanTheHeartForIt

During the week of September 8th to 14th, 2019, The Arc of Howard County celebrated Direct Support Professional Recognition Week #DSPRW19. The Arc of Howard County joined in thanking Direct Support Professionals for the work they do to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As part of the celebration of #DSPRW19, The Arc Maryland

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