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.

🚴🏽‍♂️ Feeling grateful for the many amazing volunteers who helped make ICanBike camp a huge success for 32 r...
07/10/2019

🚴🏽‍♂️ Feeling grateful for the many amazing volunteers who helped make ICanBike camp a huge success for 32 riders with differing abilities.... We are thankful for the support of local businesses like Harford Mutual Insurance!

Marketing Communications Specialist Sandi Taylor used her Volunteer PTO to act as a spotter and help people with differing abilities learn to ride a bike. The iCanBike camp was held by the Harford County Department of Community Services and Harford County Parks & Recreation. #InsuranceGivesBack

Harford County Government
07/03/2019

Harford County Government

July issue is now out! This month's issue teacher salaries rise 5% and learn how to discuss hard topics with your kids like drugs and mental wellness. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Harford Cable Network
07/02/2019
Harford Cable Network

Harford Cable Network

abiliTV is back and jam packed with fun for the summer.

--Pump It Up features the Down to Box program with Knockout Boxing Bel Air, Md.
--We train with Special Olympian Sharon Neary.
--Workin' It Out shows us how Michael Schmidt keeps the equipment sparkling at Bel Air Athletic Club.
--Learn how this year's seniors at The John Carroll School demonstrated their commitment to community and their support for people with differing abilities.
--We join the Special Olympics Harford County MD 5K Inspiration Walk and Run.
--Take an inside look at the Youth and Family Resource Festival at APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College.

https://hcn.viebit.com/player.php?hash=5jBZqIn3IIHU

Harford County Commission on Disabilities

Harford County Government
06/29/2019

Harford County Government

Remember the thrill of your first bike ride? We are proud of our ICanBike campers who graduated today with a spin around the parking lot at the Churchville Rec Center.

What a great start to Harford County ICanBike Camp!! A huge THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers who spot, encourage and ...
06/25/2019

What a great start to Harford County ICanBike Camp!! A huge THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers who spot, encourage and support the 32 riders with differing abilities... especially our special guest volunteers today... the Aberdeen IronBirds!

Harford County Government

Harford County Government
06/21/2019
The Aegis

Harford County Government

Harford County’s popular iCan Bike Camp for people will differing abilities to learn is full, but organizers are still looking for volunteers to help with the five-day summer camp which begins Monday.

Harford County Government
06/05/2019

Harford County Government

June issue is now out! This month's issue includes an event for mental wellness & recovery from addiction and the county's free summer event offerings. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

What a wonderful day one year ago when we officially opened the Schucks Road Sensory Trail! It has been an exciting year...
04/25/2019

What a wonderful day one year ago when we officially opened the Schucks Road Sensory Trail! It has been an exciting year seeing all of the visitors enjoying the Sensory Trail and hearing the stories. Spring is here🦋🌞 so go check it out at Schucks Road Park and let us know what you think!
Harford County Government

Come out to Harford County's new Sensory Trail for citizens of all abilities. Grand opening today at Schucks Regional Park in Bel Air! Thanks to Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford , Secretary Carol Beatty & all our generous sponsors. Barry Glassman @United Methodist Churches of Harford County, Jones Junction Harford County Public Library, APG Federal Credit Union, Harford Home Furniture & Mattress, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Harford County Public Schools, The Harford Center, Harford Mutual Insurance

If you aren't already psyched for the NFL Draft tonight, here's another reason to get pumped up. Ravens superfan, Mo Gab...
04/25/2019
Blind fan, 13, to read Ravens' pick off Braille card

If you aren't already psyched for the NFL Draft tonight, here's another reason to get pumped up. Ravens superfan, Mo Gaba, who is 13, blind and battling cancer for the fourth time, will be the first person to read a draft pick off a braille card! He will read the 4th round pick on Saturday live from the Ravens Draft-fest party. We love our Ravens!

Ravens fan Mo Gaba, who lost his sight at 9 months and is now 13 years old, will become the first person ever to announce an NFL draft pick off a card written in Braille.

Hurry! Registration ends soon for Choose Civility Harford County's Longest Table event, sign up today: https://www.event...
04/23/2019
The Longest Table Harford County

Hurry! Registration ends soon for Choose Civility Harford County's Longest Table event, sign up today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-longest-table-harford-county-tickets-56436449941

HCPL is proud to announce Harford County's first Longest Table! This event welcomes residents to sit down and 'break bread' with people they may not know, to foster conversations, strengthen and build connections, and to share ideas about Harford County. Open to adults and high school students who a...

Harford County Government
04/12/2019

Harford County Government

Set up is coming along nicely, we're almost ready! Join us for the second Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival tomorrow, April 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College

We will definitely be checking this out!!
04/10/2019
Maryland Department of Disabilities

We will definitely be checking this out!!

Get your popcorn ready for Monday, May 8th when “The Employables” premiers! Or you can star in your own version and be open to hiring people with neurodiversity!! #EmployAbility

Great volunteer opportunity!!
04/03/2019

Great volunteer opportunity!!

Looking to earn volunteer hours while making a difference in someone's life AND getting a little exercise?? Sign up to volunteer for Harford County's popular ICanBike Camp June 24-28! Volunteer spotters must be 15 years and older and be willing to encourage the bike riders, walk/jog each day, and have fun :) Download the registration form on our website and reach out to Rachel Harbin for more details: [email protected]

https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2232/Harford-County-Bike-Camp

Harford County Government
Harford County Commission on Disabilities

Harford County Department of Community Services
03/27/2019

Harford County Department of Community Services

Fun, Free and Family Friendly!! Register now to reserve your complimentary lunch at the Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on Saturday, April 13th 9am-2pm at the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College!

This super fun family event is FREE and includes a KIDZONE, touch-a-truck, meet and greet with fun characters, photo booth, crafts and games, giveaways, PLUS information and programs from over 120 local vendors! We hope to see you there!

https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2070/Youth-Family-Resource-Festival

Harford County Government

You wont want to miss this free family event on April 13th! Fun activities and resources for kids of ALL abilities 9am-2...
03/27/2019

You wont want to miss this free family event on April 13th! Fun activities and resources for kids of ALL abilities 9am-2pm.

Register now to reserve your free lunches: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2070/Youth-Family-Resource-Festival

Fun, Free and Family Friendly!! Register now to reserve your complimentary lunch at the Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on Saturday, April 13th 9am-2pm at the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College!

This super fun family event is FREE and includes a KIDZONE, touch-a-truck, meet and greet with fun characters, photo booth, crafts and games, giveaways, PLUS information and programs from over 120 local vendors! We hope to see you there!

https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2070/Youth-Family-Resource-Festival

Harford County Government

Harford County Government
03/19/2019

Harford County Government

Harford County will host a community conversation in May to build relationships among residents with diverse perspectives. Presented by Harford County Public Library, in partnership with Harford County Government, “The Longest Table” will include brunch and be held on Saturday, May 4 from 9 - 11 a.m. at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Learn more and register here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1559

Registration is now open for RIDERS and VOLUNTEERS for ICanBike Camp June 24-28. For the third summer in a row, this pop...
03/19/2019

Registration is now open for RIDERS and VOLUNTEERS for ICanBike Camp June 24-28. For the third summer in a row, this popular camp will teach youth and adults with disabilities how to ride a 2 wheel bike independently! Spots fill up quickly so register now: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2232/Harford-County-Bike-Camp

Want to change someone's life and get some exercise? Click the link to volunteer- you won't regret it!
Harford County Government

Registration for this year’s Bike Camp is now open!!
03/13/2019
Harford County Government

Registration for this year’s Bike Camp is now open!!

Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. The “iCan Bike Camp” for ages eight and older will be held Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28 at the Churchville Recreation Center. Learn more and register here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1555

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
02/28/2019

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region

The Arc NCR is pairing up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Counties for our first ever after school care program in a safe, fun and inclusive environment. For more information, please contact Phil Givens at 410-322-5188 or email him at [email protected]. #ArcNCR #afterschoolcare

02/28/2019
Bel Air Branch of Harford County Public Library

Check out this great opportunity at Bel Air Branch of Harford County Public Library this weekend!

A special partnership is happening this Saturday, March 2nd from 1-4pm. The Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped and FutureMakers are hosting an accessible STEAM event for children with visual impairments, aged 5-12 years old.

FutureMakers will have hands-on and engaging accessible activities for the children. FutureMakers will be bringing these activities to libraries around the state. It is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and make activities more accessible to children with visual impairments.

Participants do not need to stay the entire time, but the more feedback you can give, the better! This event is limited to no more than 25 children and their caregivers. Please be sure to RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/TXsxcYb5fBAensYE2

Harford County Government
02/25/2019

Harford County Government

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman supporting The Miracle League of Harford County to build a specially adapted baseball field on county-owned land at Schucks Road Park.

Harford County Therapeutic Recreation
02/21/2019

Harford County Therapeutic Recreation

Karaoke Friday night 2/22, TR Bingo on Monday 2/25, and TR intro to sports will start at the beginning of March. Register online.
Harford County Government

So thankful for our Harford County Therapeutic Recreation programming! We hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day! ...
02/14/2019

So thankful for our Harford County Therapeutic Recreation programming! We hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day! 💞

Harford County Government

Happy Valentines Day and Happy Therapeutic Recreation Month!!!

Harford County Government

CES 2019: Toyota Finalists For $4 Million Challenge To Reinvent The Wheelchair
02/05/2019
CES 2019: Toyota Finalists For $4 Million Challenge To Reinvent The Wheelchair

CES 2019: Toyota Finalists For $4 Million Challenge To Reinvent The Wheelchair

Announced at CES 2019 is a hybrid exoskeleton-on-wheels and an urban wheelchair share-scheme, finalists of the latest $4 million Toyota “Mobility Unlimited Challenge” project to rethink the wheelchair and invent a device that can help the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis

Pathfinders for Autism
02/05/2019
Pathfinders for Autism

Pathfinders for Autism

This hint of Spring in the air has us dreaming of pool parties! 🏊

Register now for our Autism-Friendly Swim Party at The Arena Club in Bel Air, MD on Saturday, March 30th!

FREE to attend; Registration and RSVP is required!

We love seeing local businesses who offer their services to our citizens of ALL abilities! If you are 14 and older and h...
01/28/2019

We love seeing local businesses who offer their services to our citizens of ALL abilities! If you are 14 and older and have an intellectual or developmental disability, Down to Box, Inc.is offering a free boxing and fitness class this Friday, February 1, 5:30-6:30pm. Try it out and see if it's for you!

We are excited to be launching an affiliate program at Knockout Boxing Bel Air, Md on February 1! Please spread the word!

More details and sign up info at: https://downtobox.org/try-our-boxing-fitness-program-for-free/

Learn the basics of sign language during this 5- weeks session through Harford County Government Parks and Recreation!
01/15/2019

Learn the basics of sign language during this 5- weeks session through Harford County Government Parks and Recreation!

Learn the basics of sign language with Harford County Parks & Rec, no experience necessary! Sign up today, for more information and to see other activities please visit: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/parksrecregistration

Great new program from Harford County Therapeutic Recreation! Check out this gentle beginners yoga class and register to...
01/15/2019

Great new program from Harford County Therapeutic Recreation! Check out this gentle beginners yoga class and register today!

Chair Yoga is open for registration and will be starting next week! Engage in gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Chair yoga classes are great for those with physical disabilities, those who have motor impairment, and those who find a typical yoga session too challenging. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. Go online to register today at https://secure.rec1.com/MD/harford-county-md/catalog/index/27b79881ee5bc61e5afa1d72c602f6bc?filter=c2VhcmNoPSZjYXRlZ29yeSU1Qjk3MTQlNUQ9MQ==
Harford County Government

This is the last week you can register for our next Sibshop on Saturday, January 26th, 9am-12pm! This fun and high energ...
01/15/2019

This is the last week you can register for our next Sibshop on Saturday, January 26th, 9am-12pm! This fun and high energy morning is for kids 6-12 years old who have a sibling with special needs. Come meet and connect other friendly kids in a safe environment! Space is limited and registration closes Friday. Details below...

Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County Office of Disability Services will offer a “SibShop” from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Mt. Zion Church in Bel Air. More info & register here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1529

Pathfinders for Autism
01/12/2019
Pathfinders for Autism

Pathfinders for Autism

Snow may be in the forecast for Maryland this weekend, but we are dreaming of Swim Parties! Register now for PFA's Swim Party at The Arena Club on March 30th: http://ow.ly/Aq3S30nhk2Q

FREE to attend, registration is required. You will be notified by email if you won passes. 🏊🏊‍♀️😎

We are so excited for the 2019 Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival returning on Saturday, April 13th! This f...
01/09/2019

We are so excited for the 2019 Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival returning on Saturday, April 13th! This festival is designed for kids and youth of ALL abilities... so mark your calendars and check out all the details on Kristy Breslin-Wjz's MagaScene on Harford Cable Network: https://hcn.viebit.com/player.php?hash=rbHQkLnFw3aw

There is still limited space available if your company or non-profit would like to be a vendor: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2070/Youth-Family-Resource-Festival
Harford County Government

Mark Your Calendars!! The 2019 Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival will be held Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out what to expect at this year's festival by watching the newest edition of Harford MagaScene with Kristy Breslin at https://hcn.viebit.com/player.php?hash=rbHQkLnFw3aw

Don't Miss out! There is still time to register your company to be a vendor at: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2070/Youth-Family-Resource-Festival. A list of current vendors is available on this site as well

Participant registration will open in February!

Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford...
01/08/2019

Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County Office of Disability Services will offer a “SibShop” from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Mt. Zion Church in Bel Air. More info & register here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1529
Harford County Department of Emergency Services
Harford County Government

Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County Office of Disability Services will offer a “SibShop” from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Mt. Zion Church in Bel Air. More info & register here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1529

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125 N Main Street
Bel Air, MD
21014

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

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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

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