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The Howard County Commission on Disabilities (CoD) 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. 

Howard County Honors 2022 Employer Awards Winners and Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Commission on Disabilities Chair Doug Lea and Maryland Secretary of the Department of Disabilities Carol Beatty
Commission Information
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Board Members
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  • Chairperson: Doug Lea
  • Vice Chairperson: Marian Vessels
  • Adeniyi Michael Adekoya
  • Beth Benevides
  • Heidi Burghardt
  • Nicole Czarnecki
  • Joshua Hirsh
  • Elke Pieters
  • Greg Schuckman
  • George Stephens
  • Steven Towne
  • Mia Williams
  • Karen Wood
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General Meeting Schedule
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Meets from 6:30-8:30 PM the fourth Monday every other month, except in December. Meetings may adjourn earlier or later than the time specified in this notice. An agenda will be posted here three (3) business days before the meeting. The December 5, 2022 meeting will be held in person in Rooms 346 and 347, 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046.

All Commission meetings are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations should submit a request by email to [email protected] or call 410-313-6402 (voice/relay) at least five (5) business days before the meeting.

2023 Meeting Dates:

  • February 27
  • April 24
  • June 26
  • August 28
  • October 23
  • December 4

 

 

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Report on the Status of People with Disabilities in Howard County
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County Resolution 23-2018 required the Commission on Disabilities to research, review and prepare a report with recommendations “on how the County can facilitate full inclusion of all residents in all aspects of community life” and best practices in disabilities services, specifically in the areas of Education, Employment, Housing, Peer Relationships and Transportation. Staff of the Department of Community Resources and Services prepared this report on behalf of the Commission on Disabilities.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes
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2022
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December 2022

October 2022

August 2022

June 27

April 25

March 7, 2022 Ad Hoc Meeting

February

April

  • Agenda
  • Minutes
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2021
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December 2021

October 2021

August 2021

June 2021

April 2021

February 2021

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2020
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February

March

  • Agenda (Meeting cancelled due to Covid)

April

  • (Meeting cancelled due to Covid)

June

August

October 

December

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2019
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December 2019

October 2019

August 2019

June 2019

April 2019

February 2019

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