Meeting Minutes November 2012 |

Charles County, Maryland

Meeting Minutes November 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Meeting Minutes for the Commission on Individuals with Disabilities

Monday, November 19, 2012

County Government Building, Rm. B125


In Attendance:                        Excused:                            Guests:

Amy Blandford                        Sandra Dent                         James (Jim) Krumke, SMCIL

Linda Clem                              Joane Gulvas                       Allyson Evans, CCPL

Emily Ferren                            Elaine Lancaster

Jim Howard                              Kelly Reynolds                                                                                                                                                         

Robin Lincoln                                                 

Tony Silva                                                                                                      


Meeting called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Chair, Amy Blandford. The attendance roster was checked for today’s mtg.                                                                                      


Minutes Approved Linda Clem moved that the October 15th minutes be approved. Robin Lincoln seconded. The October 15th minutes were approved.



Tracy Price (Charles County People on the Go) has withdrawn her membership application, as she is moving to St. Mary’s Co.



Allyson Evans, Young Adult Librarian at the new Waldorf West Branch of the Charles County Public Library invited the Commission to visit the new library and check out the Teen Central area. She would like programming to be inclusive and was asking for advice from Commission members. Allyson is especially interested in inclusion based summer programs. Each member introduced themselves and their agency. Some possible ideas that came up were: DORS has college bound students, ages 16-21, with vision impairments. Abilities Network is looking for jobs in the community for adults in their early 20’s that have that age level, but not necessarily a high reading level. Some age appropriate titles are available through Ortho Publishing. We also discussed disseminating publicity at the six high schools in Charles County. Another idea included transition students, ages 18-21, that would enjoy programs. Another way to reach teens

are through their parents---and using the Parent Center newsletter. Please send additional ideas to Allyson Evans at


Jim Krumke, discussed Transit Management and Mobility Management, both services that are available through the SMCIL, from a MTA grant. Referrals are being accepted.

Assistance is given for how to get from point A to point B. We are still working on a connection to Prince George’s County. For additional information, contact Jim Krumke at SMCIL “Supporting people living with disabilities to lead self-directed, INDEPENDENT lives”.


Tony Silva reported on Disability Mentoring Day held on October 17th with 30 students being interviewed for summer internships. The event was held at Pax River.


Meeting Adjourned

The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 17th at 3 p.m. at the County Govt. Bldg. (office of Joane Gulvas---B125)


Respectfully submitted,

Emily Ferren

Emily Ferren