Michelle Henry, Administrator
Department of Community Resources and Services
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Main Number: 410-313-6400 (Voice/Relay)
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.
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.
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.
Michelle Henry, ADA Coordinator
Phone: 410-313-6431 (voice/relay)
Erica Lewis, ADA Specialist
Phone: 410-313-6402 (voice/relay)
The Office of ADA Coordination provides training to Howard County Government on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws.
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.
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.
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