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Commission on People with Disabilities

The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.

The Commission has 25 voting members, and at least five (5) non-voting members, including:

  • Thirteen (13) voting members who are people with a disability;

  • Three (3) voting members who are parents of people with disabilities;

  • Nine (9) voting members who represent organizations and agencies that provide services or represent people with disabilities;

  • One (1) non-voting member from the Department of Recreation, Department of Transportation, and the Human Rights Commission.

  • Two (2) non-voting members from the Department of Health and Human Services.

View the  Enabling Legislation - Chapter 27 - Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Article VI, Commission on People with Disabilities

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Spotlight

Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting - Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. *Please note meeting is 1st Wednesday of the month and location change (same building/different floor)* Held at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850. Agenda to be announced. To request an accommodation to attend the meeting or to request an alternative format of the agenda please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail Carly.Clem@montgomerycountymd.gov.  

NEW! Leggett Seeks Applicants for Commission on People with Disabilities - There are 10 vacancies on the Commission. Three vacancies must be filled by representatives of organizations or agencies that provide services to people with disabilities; one vacancy must be filled by a parent of a person with disabilities; and six vacancies must be filled by representatives of people with disabilities. Seven incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. The Commission advises the County Executive on programs and services concerning the nearly 190,000 residents with disabilities. Visit link for instructions on how to apply. Deadline is October 5, 2016.

County Executive Ike Leggett Launches Innovative Design for Life Website -  Designforlifemc.org promotes Montgomery County's property tax incentives offered to help residents install basic accessibility design features to make their homes welcoming to persons living with a temporary or permanent disability, accommodate friends or relatives who have a mobility limitation, and, ultimately, to help people age in place at home.

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.

New Initiative for Respect the Space Campaign Seeks to Make Disability Parking Signs Compliant with Maryland ADA Laws - During the anniversary month of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Montgomery County’s continuing “Respect the Space” campaign has launched a new initiative to help ensure that the signage for disability parking spaces in Montgomery County complies with the state of Maryland’s Accessibility Code adopted under the Public Safety Code.

Respect the Space Campaign Public Service Announcement (YouTube)

Vote Disability - Rooted in Rights Video - Informs voters with disabilities of their rights, and encourages people with disabilities to vote. 

"A Better Bottom Line" - Montgomery County Government video regarding the employment of people with disabilities and veterans. (YouTube)

Non-Competitive Hiring Database: Have You Created Your Profile? The County passed a charter amendment that allows for the non-competitive appointment of persons with severe disabilities to County merit positions.  There are no specific jobs designated or set aside for people with disabilities. However, if a non-competitive position becomes available, make sure you are considered. Don't miss a potential employment opportunity... sign up today and create a profile! View flyer for instructions.

eSubscribe - Sign up for Montgomery County's electronic newsletter subscription system and receive e-mails about disability information, resources, and events.

Staff

Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager

Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I

240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711
DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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