Meeting Minutes - October 17, 2016 |

Charles County, Maryland

Meeting Minutes - October 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities

Meeting Minutes 10/17/2016

Charles County Government Building, Room B140

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Emily Ferren, Chair

  • In attendance: Emily Ferren, Jeff Mathews, Charlie Patterson, Jim Howard, Nicky Pires, John Lewis
  • Excused: Tonya-Kay Speers, Brasilia Lowe, Michelle Fowler, Joane Gulvas

The meeting began by reviewing the August and September minutes. Emily made a motion to approve the August minutes and Jeff seconded the motion and the motion passed. Nicky then made a motion to approve the September minutes and John Lewis seconded the motion for the minutes to be approved. The motion passed and all minutes during this session were approved.

Emily began the meeting by introducing Pam Ford from the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living ( and discussing the goal of her organization. SMCIL offers support for independent living, transition services, transition skills training, advocacy, peer mentoring, information referral services and transitioning youth. Pam also discussed the training SMCIL offers to help with training those with disabilities to utilize technology and have technology training services to help them access daily living. More information can be found through the link posted above.

The group also discussed transportation services. Jim reviewed the process in which a person with a disability could receive services for transportation needs. Transportation training is also provided by SMCIL.

Next meeting will be held on November 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by,

Jeff Mathews, Secretary on 11/21/2016