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.

Sep
20
Mon
4:00 pm B/DC “Money Matters”- Budgeting ... @ Connie Morella Library
B/DC “Money Matters”- Budgeting ... @ Connie Morella Library
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us for a discussion on effective budgeting. This class will be one of a three part series. This session will review Credit vs. debit, loans, interest, budget spending etc. (Attendance is Highly Recommended) (Masked[...]
Sep
21
Tue
5:30 pm B/DC Weekly Check in/Teaching Gr... @ The Glen Apartments
B/DC Weekly Check in/Teaching Gr... @ The Glen Apartments
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
B/DC Weekly Check in/Teaching Group & Taco Night (Bethesda/DC PODs) @ The Glen Apartments | Bethesda | Maryland | United States
Join us for our weekly check in/teaching group (Bethesda/DC pods). This week we will be cooking tacos! (Attendance is highly recommended.) (Masked and Socially Distanced) Hosted by Gabby The Glens Apartments 4998 Battery Lane Bethesda,[...]
Sep
25
Sat
9:00 am ALL Hike.Bike.BBQ
ALL Hike.Bike.BBQ
Sep 25 @ 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! 9:00-11:00 am – Hike or Bike in beautiful Carderock Park (optional) 11:00-1:00 pm – Picnic/BBQ $40 per[...]
Oct
5
Tue
7:00 pm Upper Montgomery County Family P... @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Upper Montgomery County Family P... @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upper Montgomery County Family Pod Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Bethesda Family POD Meetings take place every other month allowing ILO families to build their networks of support.
Oct
12
Tue
7:00 pm What is ABLE? (PARENT PRESENTATION) @ Zoom (tbd)**
What is ABLE? (PARENT PRESENTATION) @ Zoom (tbd)**
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
*Must be an active member of ILO’s Community Group. To learn more go to: www.ilonow.org/ilo-community-group **Dates and topics subject to change based on availability of speakers.
Oct
17
Sun
3:00 pm Bowling at Bowlero, Bethesda – (... @ Bowlero Bethesda (Bowling)
Bowling at Bowlero, Bethesda – (... @ Bowlero Bethesda (Bowling)
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Self-Advocates – join us for a fun Sunday afternoon at Bowlero Bethesda. The $23.00 per person fee includes 1-1/2 hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe rental, pizza and soda (or alternative for those with food[...]

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