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Light It Up Blue for Autism, April 29th, 2014

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and to show our support, we’re participating in Autism Speaks’ ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign — illuminating Government House bright blue every night in Annapolis to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While many families celebrate the natural milestones of a child’s development with ease, from first steps  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Appointments To Commission For Effective Community Inclusion Of Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities, October 2nd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced several appointments to the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  The Governor previously announced his designation of Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, to chair the Commission.  These appointments are effective today, October 2, 2013. The Commission  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Forms Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities, September 17th, 2013

Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman & CEO of Special Olympics, will serve as Chairman   ANNAPOLIS, MD  — Governor Martin O’Malley today issued an Executive Order to improve training to help law enforcement personnel, paramedics, and other first responders better respond to situations involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (“IDD”). The Executive Order creates the  Read the Rest…

Maryland Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July 26th, 2013

Today, we mark the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – a major milestone that guarantees citizens with disabilities receive basic freedoms like independence, equal access, and freedom of choice and inclusion. In Maryland, we believe in the dignity of every individual, the beauty of our own responsibility to advance and protect the common  Read the Rest…

Connecting Every Marylander to Technology, July 26th, 2012

By Secretary Catherine Raggio, Department of Disabilities This year as we celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are focusing on technology and the impact it has had on the lives of individuals with disabilities.  When the ADA was passed in 1990, for many people, it was the beginning of access,  Read the Rest…

What the Supreme Court Ruling On Healthcare means for Families in Maryland, June 28th, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses.  Here’s what today’s ruling means for the middle class: Insurance companies no longer have unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or  Read the Rest…

Health reform has been critical for Maryland, May 4th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In case you missed it, we wanted to share Governor O’Malley’s oped in the Baltimore Sun today on how health care reform has helped Marylanders and why we can’t afford to lose the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Key Points: “Maryland’s progress under the ACA exemplifies how much  Read the Rest…

The compassion that defines us, March 12th, 2012

Last November, we announced the Compassionate Marylander award – an essay contest for Marylanders to tell us how they or someone they nominated have made a positive impact on the lives of their neighbors, or how their own life has been changed by volunteering in their community. Today, we announced the winners, who will receive  Read the Rest…

Dignity, February 21st, 2012

This morning, I had the honor to address advocates at the 2012 Maryland Developmental Disabilities Day and I wanted to share a few thoughts. As Marylanders and as Americans, we’ve always been at our strongest when we embrace the higher notion that we are all in this together. There is more that unites us than  Read the Rest…

A Raven and an Oriole, December 13th, 2011

I may be biased, but I think we have some of the best sport teams in the country. We have two great football teams, countless collegiate teams and the team of Cal Ripken. But what makes me most proud about our professional teams isn’t their athletic ability, or their stellar 10-3 record after a certain  Read the Rest…