About

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
  • 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. 

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
  • Greg Schuckman
  • 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 are currently being held virtually via WebEx and 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.

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.

To join a Webex Commission Meeting:

Join from the meeting link

Join by meeting number: 2300 446 5228

Meeting password: TJidbDsX456

Join by phone: 1-650-479-3207 Call-in number (US/Canada)

Access code: 2300 446 5228

Upcoming 2022 Meeting Dates:

  • June 27
  • August 22
  • October 24
  • December 5

 

 

Title
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.

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Access Committee
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Meets from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every other month, except in July. 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.

2022 Access Committee Next Meeting:

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Virtual Meeting via Webex)

Webex Link to Join Meeting: https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/j.php?MTID=me73d0b9732720111830d5063bf31d7da

Meeting number: 2311 838 0613

Password: 8uYjc4FMGQ5

To join by phone:

1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 231 183 80613

Upcoming 2022 Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 10
  • Tuesday, September 13
  • Tuesday, November 8
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
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2022
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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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