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The Good Stuff!

Veterans – Resource & Recognition Day

This event was hosted by the Frederick Senior Center on Wednesday, July 11 from 9 am to 2 pm and was open to anyone who served in any branch of the Armed Services, their families, caregivers, and friends.  Attendees were able to meet representatives of area agencies and organizations serving veterans. Service Coordination was represented …
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A Success Story – Frederick Sirody

Mr. Frederick Sirody is a resident of Harford County, Maryland who recently celebrated his 70th birthday. Frederick, known to his friends as Fred, attended the University of Maryland in 1978 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Fred held many employment positions throughout his working years and developed an extensive resume. For example, …
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Impact Story – Gerald

Gerald has always been a hard worker. He has had several jobs over the years, and continues to work on a janitorial crew with some of his peers and staff from Community Living, Inc. Gerald also works in Community Living’s laundry department, where he helps to provide laundry services for businesses in Maryland. He held …
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MACS Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition, 2018

We are pleased to announce that our Board President, Teresa Berman, was the recipient of the volunteer award at The MACS Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition held in late June. Teresa has been part of the SCI Board for over 6 years starting in the role of a Director and recently being elected to President …
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A Success Story – James Taylor

James Taylor is a 62-year-old, lifelong Maryland resident who grew up in Reisterstown. James was born with a mild cognitive intellectual disability but was not formally diagnosed until 2012 at the age of 56. As a young child, James had a close relationship with his parents. His mother was his primary care taker, but he …
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Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) Spring 2018 TY Fair

Muna Elias‑Abass​ represented SCI at the BCPS Spring TY Fair. This event was very well attended with 350-400 students, parents and schools and 38 vendors from community providers to employment and trade schools.    

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Frederick Running Festival

Tucked away in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the Frederick Running Festival is one of the hidden gems of the running community. Now in its 16th year, the festival features four races, which all finish at the Frederick Fairgrounds.  Runners can experience a big-time race with small town charm in the suburbs of Maryland. Team …
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Recognizing the achievements of Craig Howard

Each year, MACS (The Maryland Association of Community Services) hosts an Awards Dinner to recognize the achievements of people in the disabilities community in areas including: Personal Accomplishments Professional Accomplishment Volunteer Activities Contribution to Community This year SCI received 5 nominations and ultimately Craig Howard was chosen to receive the award. As a child, Craig …
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A Success Story – Chester Thompson

Chester Thompson was born in the summer of 1936 in Washington, DC. He grew up in the DC area where, as a young man, he married, and they raised nine children together. He was a hard worker throughout his life. Chester was a devoted father and supported his family by maintaining a long-term career as …
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Impact Story – The Washington County Warthogs

The Washington County Warthogs Adult 5v5 full court basketball team finished an undefeated regular season (10-0) by winning the Gold Medal as the State of Maryland Champions at the State Tournament in April 2018. The team is coached by Jay L. Seipler, a service coordinator at SCI and the members are as follows: Picture 1 …
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A Success Story – Julian Butler

Julian Butler is a 42-year-old father of five residing in Frederick County, Maryland. In May of 2017, Julian was working as a construction worker and leading an active life when he unexpectedly suffered a stroke, also known as a CVA. He had always been very physically active, but Julian’s life was drastically altered as he …
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A Success Story – Robert Brandlen

In 1981, Robert Brandlen was an active teenager and a high school junior who loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He aspired to one day become a Volunteer Firefighter in his community in Garrett County. Robert began making connections at the local fire department to work toward this goal. He developed close friendships with other …
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Impact Story – Kenna and her family

Last year Kenna and her family were struggling to find Kenna support each day after school. One of Kenna’s brothers is engaged in extracurricular activities and her oldest brother was going off to college. Her parents, are both teachers and were unable to leave school early enough to get her off of the bus (one …
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A Success Story – Jose Rodriguez Diaz

Jose is a 61 year old father and grandfather who currently resides in Harford County with his daughter Maria (Cary), son in law Luis, and their two daughters. Jose and his story is pretty remarkable. Up until October 2017, Jose was residing in his home country of Puerto Rico. He has an extensive medical history …
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Carl Long’s Success Story

In the fall of 2016, Carl Long was hospitalized for treatment of a devastating anoxic brain injury due to a heroin overdose. This brain injury left him unable to move his extremities and swallow on his own as well as with many other physical and mental challenges. Upon discharge from the hospital, Carl was transferred …
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Impact! Eighteen year old Emma Banner

Eighteen year old Emma Banner is just like any other high school student. She loves going to school dances, participating in extra-curricular activities such as Bocce, tennis or school plays. Because of Emma’s significant needs related to her rare genetic disorder, Kleefstra Syndrome (9q 34 Chromosome Deletion) and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, her opportunities to be …
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Impact – Dana’s Story

Dana is a 44-year-old female that has diagnoses of Deafness and Autism. Dana was previously in the WL-CR category, but is now in the CC category and receives day habilitation services from eMerge. Dana refers to the day program as “school”, and is happy going there each day. eMerge is in the process of making …
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Supports Planning is More Than Services, Rasimgul’s Story

Rasimgul is a 63 year old loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren who resides in Washington County with her son Alim, daughter in law Mukhabat, and three small grandchildren ages 6-8 years old. Rasimgul has a supportive and caring family. She has suffered from memory impairment for many years and after the recent death of her …
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Impact Story – Zayyiah Utley

Zayyiah Utley is on the DDA Waiting List at Current Request. She is 27 years old and lives with her family in Baltimore City. She practices Islam.  She loves to read. She hikes, and she likes being creative. Zayyiah’s Service Coordinator was able to obtain CARVE funding for her to have 4 weeks of private …
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Supports Planning is More Than Services, It’s Quality of Life

Meet Calvin and Stacy Titchenell.  Both have been diagnosed with spina bifida. They had been living together on their own in the  community for several years with the assistance of Community First Choice (CFC) services up until about a year ago. Within  months of each other, both Calvin and Stacy developed health  complications resulting in the need …
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