Office of ADA Coordination

Michelle Henry, Administrator

Department of Community Resources and Services

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Main Number: 410-313-6400 (Voice/Relay)

 

New! Calling all Howard County Artists! Enter the ADA30 Art Contest!

 

ADA30 Art Contest Flier

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.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive, wide-ranging civil rights law which protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. The regulations implementing the law are organized into five titles or sections.

Title II of the ADA applies to public entities, including state and local governments, and prohibits discrimination based on disability in all aspects of government programs and services. Title II requires that generally, on request, state and local governments provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for people with disabilities.  Title II also requires reasonable modifications to policies, procedures and practices in order to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and services.

 

About Us

The Office of ADA Coordination provides technical assistance to the public and County Government departments to ensure that County Government’s disability-related policies, procedures and practices are implemented in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws. The Office of ADA Coordination provides informal guidance to the public in disability rights matters involving non-public entities.

Contact Howard County's Office of ADA Coordination

Michelle Henry, ADA Coordinator 

Email: mhenry@howardcountymd.gov

Phone: 410-313-6431 (voice/relay)

 

Erica Lewis, ADA Specialist 

Email: ealewis@howardcountymd.gov 

Phone: 410-313-6402 (voice/relay)

ADA Training

The Office of ADA Coordination provides training to Howard County Government on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws.

Sign Language Interpreter Services

Howard County Government provides sign language interpreter services for County government services, activities and events.  To request sign language services, contact the office or department sponsoring the service, activity or event.


Documents in Braille, Alternate Formats and Other Accommodations

Howard County Government encourages all people to participate in the full array of services, programs and activities that it offers. To request documents in Braille, enlarged print and alternate formats, and other accommodations to access County government’s activities, contact the office or department that is offering the service, activity or event.

Obtain a motor vehicle disability placard or license plate

Visit the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Disability Parking* web page. 

 

* As a service to its website visitors, the Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) has provided hyperlinks to informational resources developed by other agencies or organizations that provide services or programs to County residents. DCRS cannot guarantee the relevance, completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information provided on these non-County links. DCRS does not endorse