ADA30 Art Contest Flier Calling all Howard County Artists!

Enter the ADA30 Art Contest!

 

2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services and the Howard County Commission on Disabilities invite you to mark this milestone anniversary by entering the ADA30 Art Contest. All contestants are invited to enter up to two (2) works of art (digital submissions only); prizes will be awarded in each category 1st Place Prize $200 • 2nd Place Prize $100.

Download the contest entry packet for full rules and instructions.

Commission on Disabilities

The Howard County Commission on Disabilities was established by statute in 1988 to: 
  • Increase public awareness of disability-related issues, 
  • Serve in an advisory capacity on County Government programs, policies, and budget, and
  • Assist County Government to ensure compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The commission’s mission is facilitated through the efforts of its members and its subcommittees. 

 

NEW! View the Commission on Disabilities 2019 Annual Report

 

2019 Report on the Status of People with Disabilities in Howard County
 

Cover of the 2019 Disability Report on the Status of People with Disabilities

The report by the Howard County Commission on Disabilities examines Howard County’s ability to provide services to the County’s residents with disabilities in the areas of Education, Peer Relationships, Employment, Transportation and Housing. The goals of the nearly year-long study were to identify unmet needs of persons with disabilities and their support networks in those areas and to provide a range of recommendations to address those needs. The entire report may be viewed online by clicking on the link or image, above. A limited number of hard copies are available; to request one, contact Erica Lewis at 410-313-6402 (voice/relay) or ealewis@howardcountymd.gov

 

Commission on Disabilities Members

Chairperson: Elliott Finkelstein

Vice Chairperson: Doug Lea

Riffat Ashai, M.D.

Heidi Burghardt

Cynthia Coburn 

Nicole Czarnecki

Arthur Gold

Joshua Hirsh

Ande Kolp

Randy Murbach

Marian Vessels

Mia Williams

Karen Wood

General Meeting Information

Meeting times and places are subject to change; please call 410-313-6402 to verify. All meetings of Howard County Government boards and commissions are open to the public, except under those circumstances in which a closed meeting is permitted by law. To request accommodations to participate in these meetings, contact Erica Lewis, 410-313-6402 (voice/relay) or ealewis@howardcountymd.gov at least seven days in advance. 

Commission on Disabilities Meetings

Meets six times per year on Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please check website or call 410-313-6402 to verify meeting locations.

 

2020 Meeting Dates:

  • March 16 Special Meeting - Meeting Cancelled
  • April 27 – Meeting Cancelled     
  • June 22 – WebEx Meeting
  • August 24 – Webex meeting. To attend the virtual meeting, email CoD@howardcountymd.gov
  • October 26 – Webex meeting. To attend the virtual meeting, email CoD@howardcountymd.gov
  • December 7 – Meeting held at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia

 

 

 

 

Commission on Disabilities Access Committee Meetings

Meets quarterly on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Maryland, 21046 (unless otherwise noted).

2020 Meeting Dates:

  • September 11, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm (WebEx meeting: to attend the virtual meeting, email CoD@howardcountymd.gov
  • November 10

Commission on Disabilities Provider Committee Meetings

Meets quarterly on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Maryland, 21046.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • March 18 - Meeting Cancelled
  • May 20 - Meeting Cancelled
  • September 16 WebEx meeting: to attend the virtual meeting, email CoD@howardcountymd.gov
  • November 18

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Voice/Relay: Michelle Henry at 410-313-6431 or Erica Lewis at 410-313-6402 
FAX: 410-313-6424

Email:  mailto:CoD@howardcountymd.gov