October 2019 | Issue Thirteen

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

SEEC's NDEAM Breakfast was held Thursday, October 24th at Brookside Gardens Visitor Center in Wheaton

Over 100 people, many of them employers and SEEC partners, attended SEEC's NDEAM Breakfast at Brookside Gardens on Thursday, October 24th. Dr. Scott Robertson, Policy Advisor, Employment Related Supports Team Office of Disability Employment Policy at the US Dept of Labor was the keynote speaker. Also in attendance was Carol Beatty, Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities and Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive. The Awards Presentation celebrated those employers who demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion and individuals who had excelled at their jobsite. Thank you to Seasons 52 for caterering and to Montgomery Park for graciously hosting!
Inside This Issue
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
  • Strategic Pillar Highlight: Planning and Navigation
  • SEEC Recipient of Giant Bag 4 My Cause Program
  • SEEC's FootGolf Event a Record-Breaking Success!

Strategic Pillar Highlight
Planning and Navigating  
by Donné Settles Allen and Marie-Claude Corley

Planning and navigating life experiences is an integral part of the four strategic pillars at SEEC that will guide people toward productive community membership in all aspects of their life and in achieving their specific life goals. Our vision for honoring each person means taking the time to learn about people and their personal goals.
SEEC currently utilizes the annual Person Centered Plan (PCP), MAPs and PATH ( M aking A ction P lans and P lanning A lternative T omorrows with H ope) graphic facilitation process and Charting the LifeCourse Framework (CtLC) tools to come to an understanding of a person’s needs and desires for the upcoming year or for a specific purpose in their life. However, SEEC will be expanding this planning process so that everyone receiving SEEC services creates a personal vision and plan for directing their life and supports. Expanding the use of these tools and the number of staff proficient in these tools throughout the agency will advance the mission of SEEC to enable persons with developmental disabilities to live and work as contributing members of the community.

Exciting News! GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program

We are so excited to share that SEEC has been selected to be a part of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.
For the month of November, each time a $2.50 reusable Bags 4 My Cause Bag is purchased at the GIANT located at 11221 New Hampshire Ave in Silver Spring or 1280 East-West Highway in Silver Spring, $1 will be donated to SEEC, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause.
Let’s get started! We can begin by spreading the news to our friends and family. Call, send emails, and share on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the Bags 4 My Cause Bag during the month of November, the more money we will raise.
To learn more about this program, please visit
SEEC's FootGolf Event A Record-Breaking Success!

Last month SEEC's second annual FootGolf event was a huge success! We almost doubled the number of participants from the year before (from 66 to 100) and raised a record-breaking $11,500 net revenue! The event was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a feel-good, team building and inclusive experience. Everyone who participated had a great time, despite the heat!

Thanks to our presenting sponsor HUB - The Insurance Exchange as well as our bar sponsor Scott International and our Eagle sponsors Alco Pharmacy, Sandy Spring Bank and Signal Financial. We couldn't do it without you and are incredibly grateful for your support!
Thank You Again To Our 2019 FootGolf Sponsors!
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