Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Commissioners' Comment October, 2007 #2

Commissioners' Comment
By Norman Bassett,
Public Information Officer-Washington County, Maryland

October 2007 #2
October is Disabilities Awareness Month in Washington County. Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities Cathy Raggio talks about employment for people with disabilities, at the Western Maryland Disabilities Forum held on October 15th in Hagerstown. MDOD staffer Michael Dalto details the Maryland Employed Individuals with Disabilities Outreach Project and help available through the state's Technical Assistance Program, which provides assistive equipment to enable people to work and live independently. The Washington County Disabilities Advisory Committee sponsored the event, along with local partners.