Resources

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The following are some examples of organizations that offer additional information and resources for parents of individuals with disabilities.

The Arc of the District of Columbia

The Arc of DC advocates for the rights and full community participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members, we improve systems of supports and services, connect families, inspire communication and influence public policy. Click here to visit their page.

Arc of Montgomery County

The Arc Montgomery County is one of the largest and oldest non-profit organizations in Maryland and serves individuals, families and employers affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Since 1958, The Arc has been the leading provider of life-long educational, residential, vocational, and support programs and resources. Through partnerships with government, businesses, schools and other non-profit organizations, The Arc takes pride in providing award-winning services and advocacy that builds and strengthens the entire community. Click here to visit their page.

Arc of Maryland

With approximately 7,000 members throughout Maryland, The Arc Maryland is the largest and strongest statewide advocacy organization advocating on behalf of and with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Maryland. Our membership includes people with developmental disabilities, parents and other family members, educators, professionals, and interested persons from the general public. Click here to visit their page.

The Arc of the District of Columbia

The Arc of DC advocates for the rights and full community participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members, we improve systems of supports and services, connect families, inspire communication and influence public policy. Click here to visit their page.

Autism Speaks

At Autism Speaks, they are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Click here to visit their page.

The National Down Syndrome Congress

The purpose of the NDSC is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information. Click here to visit their page.

May
20
Fri
6:00 pm B/DC – Bethesda Summer Concert S... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
B/DC – Bethesda Summer Concert S... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Bethesda SA’s- Meet at Glen Dora apartments or downtown Bethesda (call Gabby to coordinate meeting location) Please RSVP if you are interested in attending this event by no later than Wednesday, May 18th by[...]
May
21
Sat
1:00 pm GB – Hiking at Seneca Creek Stat...
GB – Hiking at Seneca Creek Stat...
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please RSVP to Sam at sjoe@ilonow.org by Thursday, May 19 @ 4pm
May
22
Sun
9:00 am ALL Hike.Bike.BBQ
ALL Hike.Bike.BBQ
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
**ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED** Everyone welcome: Fully Participating Families, Community Group Families, Self-Advocates, Friends, Family, Supporters $40 per person includes all the food you can eat plus a colorful ILO T-Shirt.    
May
29
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
May 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
ALL/CG Virtual Yoga - Create Calm @ Zoom
(Attendance is Highly Recommended) – You will receive the Zoom link by email shortly before the event. (All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend) For full details and scheduled dates go to: https://www.ilonow.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AutismSpeaks-CreateCalm-ILO-Grant-Flyer.pdf
Jun
5
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(Attendance is Highly Recommended) – You will receive the Zoom link by email shortly before the event.  
Jun
9
Thu
7:00 pm FAM-POD UMC Family POD Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
FAM-POD UMC Family POD Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Family POD Meetings take place every other month, allowing ILO families to build their networks of support.

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