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Charles County, Maryland

Annual Report

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities

2012 Annual Report to the Charles County Commissioners

April 17, 2012


The Commission on Individuals with Disabilities (CIWD) meets monthly at the Governmental Center Room, B – 126, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of every month. 


Our purpose is to provide the Charles County Commissioners and citizens with advice, information and assistance with the American with Disabilities Act, to increase social acceptance and ensure full participation of individuals with disabilities in the many facets of county life.


                          Officers                                                            Newly elected officers (effect. July 1)

                           Chair – Amy Blandford                                                        Tony Silva

                           Vice-Chair – Sandra Dent                                                    Emily Ferren

                           Secretary – Emily Ferren                                                      Robin Lincoln


Highlights of the past year for the Commission include:

  • Development of a brochure for circulation
  • Continued collaboration with the local transportation officials and community partners to help individuals with disabilities in accessing the public transportation system
  • Inviting guest speakers monthly to increase knowledge of basic services available to citizens with disabilitiesThe United Way, Fenwick Landing, Department of Community Services, Office on Aging
  • Continued to increase membership through networking, new members include Sandra Dent, Southern MD Center for Independent Living and Kelly Reynolds, High Road School of Southern MD
  • Responded to citizen inquiries regarding services and other accessibility issues in the county

Projects Pending:

  • Increasing citizen membership
  • Developing a website