Harford County Commission on Disabilities

Harford County Commission on Disabilities The Harford County Commission on Disabilities was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community for Harford County. For more information visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities.

The Commission consists of 16 volunteers and is committed to the following core values: • We are advocates for all individuals with disabilities in Harford County and work to address issues facing those individuals. • We are an information resource for individuals in Harford County with disabilities. • We are vigilant concerning disability-related legislative matters at the local, state, and federal level, providing comments and recommendations as may be appropriate. • We focus on promoting full accessibility to public accommodations, educational opportunities, housing and transportation within Harford County.

Mission: The Commission will advocate and act as a catalyst for positive change for citizens with dis-abilities by assessing needs, investigating opportunities for improvements in quality of life and supporting community participation.

Harford County Government
03/13/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 virus in Harford County:

Effective today:

• All county-owned senior centers are closed until further notice;
• All parks and recreation programs, activities and facilities are closed;
• County government events are cancelled through March 31;
• Meetings of county advisory boards are cancelled through March 31; and,
• Out-of-state travel for county employees is suspended.

I am also recommending that all county groups and organizations cancel large gatherings of 250 or more until further notice. More here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1721

The Image Center for People with Disabilities will be presenting a workshop read below for more information!
03/12/2020

The Image Center for People with Disabilities will be presenting a workshop read below for more information!

Learn more about Maryland ABLE by signing up for their workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth!
03/12/2020

Learn more about Maryland ABLE by signing up for their workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth!

Harford County Government
03/12/2020

Harford County Government

Census 2020 forms were mailed today. Be on the lookout for yours, and visit https://my2020census.gov/ for more information.

Sign up for this workshop for the tools needed for social success!
03/11/2020

Sign up for this workshop for the tools needed for social success!

Maryland Department of Health
03/11/2020

Maryland Department of Health

Older adults are at higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness.

If you are an older adult or have chronic health conditions, you can take action to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Find answers to questions about how COVID-19 relates specifically to adults age 60+ at:https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_older_adults.pdf

APGFCU will be speaking about your financial future during their workshop, sign up now to attend!
03/11/2020

APGFCU will be speaking about your financial future during their workshop, sign up now to attend!

Want to learn about job training and employment services for students and adults with differing abilities in Harford Cou...
03/10/2020

Want to learn about job training and employment services for students and adults with differing abilities in Harford County? Come to the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on April 4th and attend one of the two workshops presented by Maryland DORS & the Workforce Technology Center!

Sign up here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2385/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

Harford County Public Schools will be presenting a workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Sign up now!
03/06/2020

Harford County Public Schools will be presenting a workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Sign up now!

We are excited to have several representatives from  Harford Community College at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on A...
03/06/2020

We are excited to have several representatives from Harford Community College at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on April 4th! Visit their exhibitor tables and learn about Disability Support Services or H.O.T certificate programs at their workshops.

Sign up today to reserve the workshop of your choice: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2385/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

Want to learn about housing strategies for adults with differing abilities in Harford County? Come to the Expo for Trans...
03/05/2020

Want to learn about housing strategies for adults with differing abilities in Harford County? Come to the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on April 4th and learn more about housing from The Image Center for People with Disabilities during their workshop!

Sign up for the Housing Workshop or 15 other workshop choices today! https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/23…/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

TransCen, Inc. will be presenting an important work related workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth!on April 4th - ...
03/05/2020

TransCen, Inc. will be presenting an important work related workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth!on April 4th - "How to Market Yourself to Get a Job"!

Register now to reserve your spot in this workshop or 15 other workshop choices: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2385/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

Harford County Government
03/04/2020

Harford County Government

March issue is now out! This month's issue looks into the impact of legislation and the importance of mental wellness for teens to adults. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Don't forget to register for the Expo for Transitioning Youth!
03/02/2020

Don't forget to register for the Expo for Transitioning Youth!

Campers AND Volunteers- Sign up now to reserve your spot!! 🚴🚴‍♀️🤩https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2232/Harford-County-Bik...
03/02/2020
The Aegis

Campers AND Volunteers- Sign up now to reserve your spot!!
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https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2232/Harford-County-Bike-Camp

Harford County Government

Registration is open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities ages 8 and older to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding.

Curran Knittle Group at Harbor Investment Advisory will be speaking for one of the workshops at the Expo for Transitioni...
02/27/2020

Curran Knittle Group at Harbor Investment Advisory will be speaking for one of the workshops at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Sign up to get a spot!

Thank you to APGFCU for being a Premier Sponsor for the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Thanks to their generous support w...
02/25/2020

Thank you to APGFCU for being a Premier Sponsor for the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Thanks to their generous support we will be providing healthy breakfast snacks and drinks all day to all Expo attendees, exhibitors and volunteers!

Join the facebook event page above for more fun updates and register now to reserve your spot at the Expo on April 4th! https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2385/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS: Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with...
02/24/2020

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS: Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities ages 8 and older to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1715

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS: Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities ages 8 and older to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1715

With Spring around the corner we can’t wait to spend more time on Harford County’s very own Schucks Road Sensory Trail! ...
02/20/2020

With Spring around the corner we can’t wait to spend more time on Harford County’s very own Schucks Road Sensory Trail! ☀️ It’s great for all ages and abilities!

Strike up the band! Head out to the Sensory Trail at Schucks Regional Park and make beautiful music on the vivo metallophone, the animato metallophone and the goblet, kettle and kundu drums.

John Carroll High School is hosting a dance/prom for those with Special Needs on Saturday March 7th!! Please contact Emm...
02/13/2020

John Carroll High School is hosting a dance/prom for those with Special Needs on Saturday March 7th!! Please contact Emma Ritter for reservations and questions @ [email protected] or at (443)350-4759

The John Carroll School
Harford County Government

John Carroll High School is hosting a dance/prom for those with Special Needs on Saturday March 7th!! Please contact Emma Ritter for reservations and questions @ [email protected] or at (443)350-4759

The 2020 Census is accessible for everyone. However you choose to respond—online, by phone, or by mail—the census is acc...
02/12/2020

The 2020 Census is accessible for everyone. However you choose to respond—online, by phone, or by mail—the census is accessible. For more information visit census.maryland.gov

Harford County Government

The 2020 Census is accessible for everyone. However you choose to respond—online, by phone, or by mail—that the census is accessible. For more information visit census.maryland.gov

02/03/2020
WMAR-2 News Baltimore

Thanks to WMAR-2 News Baltimore for featuring many of our local friends with differing abilities this morning from Beyond Capernaum at Mt. Zion UMC!

To learn more about their programs for citizens with disabilities and their upcoming Tim Tebows Night to Shine Prom, contact Mt Zion Church at (410) 836-7444.

Harford County Government

Their special needs ministry is hosting Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom this Friday! To learn more about the church's other weekly events, visit mzprays.org.

Harford County Government
01/31/2020

Harford County Government

Registration is now open for a free conference to help teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans transition successfully from high school to adulthood. Harford County’s 2020 Expo for Transitioning Youth is planned for Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at @Bel Air High School: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1706

Check out the new episode of abiliTV on Harford Cable Network!! Featuring:- an inspiring story from a local athlete with...
01/29/2020
abiliTV - Winter 2020

Check out the new episode of abiliTV on Harford Cable Network!!
Featuring:
- an inspiring story from a local athlete with Special Olympics Harford County MD
- the latest from local artist Josh Wingard
- fun athletic programs at Harford County Therapeutic Recreation
- the new Pieces of Wonder Autism Center at Mid-Atlantic Human Service Corporation
- learn how to sign Happy Birthday in sign language
- an important accessible parking reminder from the Harford County Sheriff's Office
and MORE!!

Harford County Government
Rachel Harbin
https://hcn.viebit.com/player.php?hash=mhTESdTJyjCT

Sounds fun!!
01/22/2020

Sounds fun!!

Evening Bingo is scheduled for Monday January 27th at the McFaul Activities Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Registration will close on Sunday January 26th.
Daytime Bingo is scheduled for Tuesday January 28th from 1pm-2pm at the Churchville Recreation Center-Level building. Registration will close on Monday January 27th. Come out, join in, and try your luck at winning a prize.
Harford County Government

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Such a special opportunity to meet Santa!! 🎅We are thrilled that Harford County now has its very own Sensory Santa event...
12/06/2019

Such a special opportunity to meet Santa!! 🎅We are thrilled that Harford County now has its very own Sensory Santa event! Sign up ASAP as time slots WILL fill up. 🎄

Harford County Government

Bringing the kids to see Santa is a tradition for many families, but for some children with differing abilities the noise and activity can be challenging. This holiday season Harford County Parks and Recreation invites these children and their families to meet Santa in a small, quiet setting at Santa’s Sensory Workshop on Saturday December 14, 2019 from 10am-1130am! Santa's workshop will be set up and ready to make simple crafts to take home. More here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1685
Registration is available online. Don't miss out on this really exciting special event! Register today and call the TR office to schedule your picture time.

Harford County Government
12/04/2019

Harford County Government

December issue is now out! Find your tree with our Christmas tree farm finder, and explore our new map of road projects. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Bringing the kids to see Santa is a tradition for many families, but for some children with differing...
12/02/2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Bringing the kids to see Santa is a tradition for many families, but for some children with differing abilities the noise and activity can be challenging. This holiday season Harford County Parks and Recreation invites these children and their families to meet Santa in a small, quiet setting at Santa’s Sensory Workshop! More here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1685

Rachel Harbin, Manager of the Office of Disability Services, joined the Harford County Sheriff's Office on the latest ep...
11/22/2019
Behind the Badge - November 2019

Rachel Harbin, Manager of the Office of Disability Services, joined the Harford County Sheriff's Office on the latest episode of Behind the Badge to highlight the "Respect the Space" campaign regarding accessible parking spaces. Check it out at minute 16 to learn more!

Harford County Government

Pathfinders for Autism
11/19/2019

Pathfinders for Autism

Registration is now open for Pathfinders for Autism night at the National Aquarium!
https://bit.ly/35dOxTw

11/19/2019
WCIV | ABC News 4

Change your expectations!! 💪🏻

Wow! Wheelchair basketball player Woody Belfort is inspiring many with a video of himself rock-climbing:

"No matter how tall a wall is, never stop climbing. No matter how much it hurts, never stop climbing. No matter what, never stop climbing."

HAPPY KINDNESS DAY!! Celebrate with us by reaching out to someone you know who is differently abled than you. Show them ...
11/13/2019

HAPPY KINDNESS DAY!! Celebrate with us by reaching out to someone you know who is differently abled than you. Show them extra kindness today (and everyday!) with a phone call, a smile, a little treat, an invite to hang out or a meaningful conversation!

Need tips talking to your kids about being kind to their peers with disabilities? Check out these suggestions: https://www.familyeducation.com/life/empathy/6-tips-talk-your-kids-about-disabilities

Harford County Government

Harford County Therapeutic Recreation
11/12/2019

Harford County Therapeutic Recreation

This Friday, November 15th, is our Adult Social Dance the Turkey Trot. This dance will be held at the McFaul Activity Center from 7-9 pm. Don't forget to register for a great night dancing and having fun with friends.

Harford County Government

Save the Date for Sensory Santa!
11/01/2019

Save the Date for Sensory Santa!

Harford County Government
CTR

Catalog - Harford County, MD
10/28/2019
Catalog - Harford County, MD

Catalog - Harford County, MD

The Harford County Parks and Recreation Department is divided into 4 primary areas of responsibility: Administration, Recreation Services, Capital Planning and Development, and Facilities and Operations.

Harford County Living
10/24/2019
Harford County Living

Harford County Living

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region Event to feature local artists, international films and adaptive and sensory-friendly clothing fashion show

Harford County Government
10/23/2019

Harford County Government

Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, the Harford County Department of Community Services’ Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations on October 16 at their annual Employment Recognition Luncheon. More than 160 guests attended this inspiring event to honor employees with disabilities who have exhibited exceptional ability and determination in the workplace: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1670

Address

125 N Main Street
Bel Air, MD
21014

Harford Transit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/transportation/

General information

Commission Meetings: We invite and encourage interested citizens to attend Commission meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month, 5:00 p.m. at the historic “Bel Air Colored High School”, 205 South Hays Street, Bel Air, MD. To confirm dates and times of meetings and to request disability-related accommodations, call 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or email [email protected] This Facebook site is a limited public forum for matters related to Harford County Government issues, programs and services. We welcome your comments and questions. You may also contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420. To view our social media comments policy, please visit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2674/Social-Media-Comments-Policy

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 638-3373

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We have a non profit that provides respite care for families, support groups in both Harford and Cecil County Maryland, and also Delaware along with other services. Can we share the info with you?
Hello Harford County! Minor Expressions Special needs Social Program is here! 🙌🏻 We have been on Baltimore County for two years and now we are here! Please contact me to learn more about Minor Expressions social group! [email protected]
Please check out Autism Delaware on fb. They built a playground specifically for children with disabilities and even have reserved time for them. I think the Shucks Road one is a great place to consider this and maybe add some swing chairs and enclose the area.
On March 5th, Child Psychologist Dr. Mary Rooney is holding an hour-long webinar centered around ADHD. The webinar, open to both parents and educators, will provide an overview of ADHD and how it affects learning, tips for motivating students with ADHD, and homework strategies. Parents will also have a chance to ask Dr. Rooney any questions they have. For more information and/or to register, please see the link below. (REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.)
https://www.facebook.com/BelAirMD/posts/1366067540144526 One of your former board members & a dance student of mine from long ago!