Meeting Minutes September 2012
Meeting Minutes for the Commission on Individuals with Disabilities
Monday, September 17, 2012
County Government Building, Rm. B125
In Attendance: Excused: Guest:
Linda Clem Amy Blandford Bonnie Hampton, Area Agency
Sandra Dent Joane Gulvas on Aging
Emily Ferren Jim Howard
Kelly Reynolds Elaine Lancaster
Tony Silva Robin Lincoln
Meeting called to order at 3:35 p.m. by Vice Chair, Sandra Dent. The attendance roster was checked for today’s mtg.
Minutes Approved Linda Clem moved that the August 19th minutes be approved as amended. Tony Silva seconded. The August 19th minutes were approved as amended.
Since we had a guest speaker, all members were introduced.
New Member Application
T. Price from Charles County People on the Go has submitted an application.
-Tuesday, October 16th from 4-7 p.m., there will be a Fall Provider Fair at the Health Department for Community Rehabilitation.
-Wednesday, October 24th, Homeless Resource Day at Health Partners from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Check with Dotti Harper at United Way by October 1st for participation
-High Road, School of Southern Maryland, Back to School Night, Wednesday, September 26th from 5-7 p.m.
-Charles County People on the Go, Wednesday, September 19th, 5:30-7 p.m. at Health Partners
-Interagency Meeting at Springdell Center, Thursday, September 27th, 9-11:30 a.m.
-SMCIL Open House, October 5th and 6th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days (Friday and Saturday)—also celebrating their 12th anniversary
-Southern Maryland Chapter of on the Go is starting, also, computer training, and crochet training by Southern Maryland Twisted Stitchers
Bonnie Hampton spoke to us regarding Maryland Access Point, a coalition of stake holders for agency and disability resources. It is grant funded. The concept is that there is no single door, and there is no wrong door in which to enter the system to find resources.
Maryland Access Point is to benefit those who are age 18 and above and are disabled, are a caregiver, or participate in services for aging. Maryland Access Point makes possible for those accessing the system, alternatives and options, for their situation.
The meetings are interagency sharing of resources. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 10 a.m. at Community Services. Contact Bonnie Hampton at HamptonB@charlescounty.org or (301) 934-0111.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 15th at 3 p.m. at the County Govt. Bldg. (office of Joane Gulvas---B125)