Foundation gives funding to people with disabilities Around Broadneck
Maryland Gazette - 3/11/2020
Ten thousand dollars in funding for Autism-related requests is available for the first time this year through the Arc Central Chesapeake Region partnership with the Bowen Foundation for Autism, which is an organization for namesake Bowen Levy, who died last year after choking on a glove at Central Special School in Edgewater.
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, a local nonprofit that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and Maryland'sEastern Shore, has also made $30,000 of funding available for local families who have children with disabilities, through their Family Fund grant program.
The funding is to cover therapies and specialized medical equipment critical to these children's success that are not covered by insurance - and are financially out of reach for families. The additional $10,000 of funding available specifically for Autism-related requests is being offered for the first time this year.
According to Director of Development and Communications Catie Comer, this is the third year the Family Fund grant program funding has been made available to the community.
In the past, funding has been given to families to provide services such as "respite care, riding therapy, and in one case, a universal stand for eye gaze technology; which allows a person who cannot communicate verbally to use the communication technology anywhere they go."
Funding for camps is also available, however, this is to be used in conjunction with other existing resources for camps. For more information, and to access the grant application, see www.thearcccr.org/familyfund.
Providence Center Screening: 'The R-Word'
Providence Center, in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College, is hosting a free film screening event and panel discussion of the movie, "The R-Word," on March 11 at 6 p.m. at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Arnold Campus. The event is sponsored in part by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council.
This critically acclaimed first film by filmmaker Amanda Lukoff studies the history and lasting implications of the R-word and current attitudes and perceptions through first-hand accounts of siblings whose family members have a disability.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, which will include the filmmaker and Rosa and Nina Marcellino, who inspired "Rosa's Law," which removed the terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from federal health, education and labor policy and replaced them with "individual with an intellectual disability" and "intellectual disability."
Doors open at 6 p.m., film begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be asked to complete a short survey at the end of the event. Attendees must be age 12 or older. The event is free and open to the public but guests must register by contacting Jackie Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
K of C St.Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance
The St. Andrew by the Bay Knights of Columbus Council 11552 is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance on March 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Upper Hall at the Church at 701 College Parkway.
A ticket includes a catered meal of corned beef and cabbage, pit beef, turkey, side dishes, Irish soda bread, beer, wine, soft drinks and desserts.
There will be dancing to music by the Conway Brothers, many door prizes donated by local businesses, and raffles, with 100% of proceeds from this event going to local charities. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door a table of eight for $200. Purchase tickets after all weekend Masses at St. Andrew by the Bay or online at kofc.ticketleap.com/pat2020. Contact Chris Nemarich at 410-533-2184 for more information.
Caption: Angel Prinz was a recipient of the grant last year. The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, a local nonprofit that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and Maryland'sEastern Shore, has made $30,000 of funding available for local families who have children with disabilities, through their Family Fund grant program.