Maryland Department of Disabilities: 
Top 5 Facebook Posts of 2015
Young girl stands behind Unity Day sign encouraging others to wear orange against bullying.
Number Five: 
The Maryland Department of Disabilities stands up against bullying. 

October 20, 2015- Join The Maryland Department of Disabilities, local schools, agencies, and organizations as they stand up and stand out against bullying.  Wear orange on October 21st.  #UnityDay2015
Collage from left to right featuring Maryland State House dome_ Maryland flag_ a hand on a wheelchair_ Maryland flag_ Able Act logo_ United States Flag_ Changing Maryland for the Better logo_ Maryland flag_ and Department of Disabilities logo
Number Four:
The Maryland Department of Disabilities leads the task force to outline ABLE Act implementation in Maryland.
October 7, 2015-Two opportunities to learn about and comment on the ABLE Act on October 22nd at noon and 7pm.
Director of Emergency Preparedness sits at desk with computer in command center with guide dog under desk looking up at her.
Number Three:   
The Maryland Department of Disabilities' Emergency Preparedness Director ensuring individuals with disabilities are considered at every step of the emergency planning process.

September 23, 2015-The Maryland Department of Disabilities is proud to represent the needs of those with disabilities during the planning process for the visit by Pope Francis to our area. Cecilia and her guide dog, Gardenia, are busy at event headquarters all week so they can immediately advocate for those with access and functional needs during this time. A big thank you to Cecilia and Gardenia for working so hard on behalf of Marylanders!
Left to right_  Mother_ son_ guide dog_ and father pose in front of tree
Number Two:
The Maryland Department of Disabilities hosts the ADA legacy tour bus and community celebration at Camden Yards to mark the 25th anniversary of the ADA on July 26, 2015. 

July 27, 2015-Enjoy photos from the Department of Disabilities' ADA25 celebration in our Facebook Album!
Individuals with wheelchairs in front of ADA Legacy Bus
Left to right_  Former Governor Ehrlich_ ADA Program_ and Lt. Governor Rutherford


Left to right_  Secretary Beatty_ Lt. Gov. Rutherford_ Congressman Hoyer and two men in wheelchairs exploring the outdoor booths
Number One:
The Maryland Department of Disabilities tours the state recognizing the important work of Direct Support Professionals.
Direct Support Professional and Service Provider Executive Director hold the Governor_s Direct Support Professional Week Proclamation

September 18, 2015- Carolyn has been a Direct Support Professional at Dove Pointe in Salisbury for 15 years. She works as a one to one for an individual who is blind, deaf, and diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Carolyn found the individual she supports can direct her daily schedule with a tactile board. DSPs are amazing!
Prepared by:
Carrie M. McGraw, PIO
The Maryland Department of Disabilities
217 East Redwood Street, Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD 21202