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The Good Stuff!

IMPACT! Timothy Scott

Timothy is a 25-year-old male with a big heart and passion for those with any type of disability to be treated fairly. He has overcome many obstacles in his life. He grew up in foster Care, then moved into DDA residential housing. 2015 was a year filled with ups and downs for Tim. From moving …
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Jake Sclater Accessed Personal Supports through the WL-CP Initiative

Jake had surgery last year, forcing him to have to learn to walk again. Increasing Jake’s mobility has taken several therapies a week and several doctors’ appointments. Through all of this, Jake’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes and Mom has been battling Breast Cancer. This made it very difficult for his Mom to always lift …
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Tyrone Carter

Tyrone is a 46-year-old male diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and speech and language impairments. He currently attends the Medical Day program at the League for Persons with Disabilities. Although Tyrone likes attending the Medical Day program at the League, he has been attending the program for over 20 years. When Tyrone found out …
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Who does SPS support? Sparky & Christon’s Story

This story is about Sparky who is just about to turn 21. Sparky has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. He received services through the Autism Waiver and was in line for funding from the Governor’s Transitioning Youth Initiative for DDA day services.  You see where this is going right? The Autism Waiver is for …
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Impact – Matt a Natural Community Connection

Matt has a personality unlike any other! He is always cheerful and smiling. Matt has a natural ability to spark a conversation with anyone, and make them feel welcomed and comfortable. Matt had a great natural community connection at King’s Pizza in Falling Waters, WV. His family frequents there often to grab some dinner. Matt …
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Impact! Increasing Respite Funds

A team member works with an individual, AJ, who lives with his family. AJ has used respite funds to attend Camp Fairlee for many years. He loves going to camp, and his family appreciates the respite opportunity. Recently, AJ developed some increased medical needs and as a result, was ordered by his doctor to receive …
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Impact! Volunteering

Karen started volunteering at Ridgeway Nursing Home in Catonsville, MD when her mother was admitted there over 16 years ago. She decided to volunteer to be there for her mother in her time of need. Karen continued to volunteer at the nursing home after her mother passed away and has now been volunteering for 16 …
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Impact! Recommending Crisis Resolution

One of our team members supports an individual, now 19, who has been physically aggressive at home resulting in property damage and has attempted to ingest items that, if not caught in time, could have led to serious health consequences. Because of the high level of support the person requires at home, his mother’s job …
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Volunteer Honored at MACS Achievement Awards 2017

Evan is 24 years old and an accomplished musician. He is also a believer in volunteer work possibly leading to paid employment. He was recently nominated by his Coordinator and honored at this year’s MACS Achievement Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Each year, this event showcases the self-advocacy efforts of people we serve. …
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Who does SPS support? A Personal Story

Imagine…you are in your early twenties living it up in your own apartment and working full time. Hey maybe you are, then there isn’t much to imagine! What would you do if your life changed dramatically and nothing was ever the same? This is what happen to “Dave”. Dave was enjoying his young life working …
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Council Member Spotlight: Sharon Dockery
“What Matters to Me”

To celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we are featuring Council members and their thoughts and perspectives on the topic,  Sharon and her daughter, Logan Sharon Dockery is a mother of three-her daughter, Logan, is 16, and her sons Harrison and Chase are 12 and 4. Her husband is a retired military serviceman. Sharon, a member …
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Alex’s Christmas Light Extraganza

Alex has competed in his community Christmas light contest for many years now. He has a light show that takes 2-3 days to set up and is synced with over 120 songs on his iPad through an app. The songs are a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and Pilipino Christmas songs. The show starts every …
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