The Arc Maryland State Convention is just weeks away!
The Arc Maryland is very excited for the upcoming convention on June 8th at Turf Valley Resort! Click here for the event flyer . We are working hard on final preparations for this big event and can't wait to see everyone there! With 16 break-out session options covering a variety of topics around the theme of CommUNITY, and vendors from across the state promoting CommUNITY groups, activities, and resources, it promises to be a fun and exciting day!

We have a limited number of registrations left. If you have not already reserved your seat for the day, now is the time to register! Click here .
Scholarships Available for Self-Advocates
Thanks to a generous sponsorship by The Knights of Columbus, The Arc Maryland has several scholarships available that cover 100% of the registration fee for a limited number of people with developmental disabilities who want to attend.

Click here to access the scholarship application.
CommUNITY Break-Out Sessions
We have a wide variety of break-out sessions available to accommodate the many interests of attendees. The presenters are subject-matter experts from Maryland and other states in the United States! Check out some of the presentations you can expect below!
Featured Speakers
Plenary Speaker - Deb Wisniewski
Our Plenary Speaker this year is Deb Wisniewski! Deb is a committed connector who believes that our communities are stronger when we are all supported to share our gifts and talents. She has worked with a wide variety of groups and organizations - from grassroots groups creating change in their communities to organizations who are learning to lead by stepping back. She is a faculty member with the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute located at DePaul University, and co-founder of ABCD in Action, an online community with over 2000 members from more than 75 countries. 
Closing Remarks - Peter Berns
The Arc Maryland is excited to announce Peter Berns, CEO of  The Arc of the United States , will be presenting the closing remarks. Peter has been at the helm of The Arc for nearly a decade and his leadership has led the organization on a path of progress, innovation, and change. Peter will be providing a brief history of The Arc movement and leading a call to action to invigorate the fight for rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Hays Companies
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
The Knights of Columbus
Alco Pharmacy
Koons Ford Lincoln of Annapolis
Rethink Water
Poor Boys Garden Center