News & Updates

Senators Cardin, Van Hollen Bring Major Funding to The Arc

Senators Cardin, Van Hollen Bring Major Funding to The Arc

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill will bring a $1 million investment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout Central Maryland. The recently enacted...

The Arc Increases Direct Support Professional Hourly Starting Rate

The Arc Increases Direct Support Professional Hourly Starting Rate

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) increased the hourly starting wage for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to $17.25/hour. The Arc implemented the market increase to support employees as people throughout the community continue to deal with the effects of...

The Arc Welcomes Stephanie Lacaze to the Board of Directors

The Arc Welcomes Stephanie Lacaze to the Board of Directors

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and Michele Tharp, Board Chair, are pleased to welcome Stephanie Lacaze to The Arc’s Board of Directors....

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Dr. King) was a Baptist minister and one of the most influential pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement. As an advocate for non-violent activism, he organized and led marches, sit-ins, and boycotts, uniting people across race, class,...

Calendar Day and Session Opening

Calendar Day and Session Opening

Today is a big day! It is the 2023 Legislative Calendar Day. Calendar Day is an annual tradition, organized by The Arc Maryland, where each Arc chapter meets with their elected officials and appointed leaders to hand out a calendar featuring stories of people...

Live Boldly Through Self-Advocacy

Live Boldly Through Self-Advocacy

The Arc wants people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be bold! Our new self-advocacy group, Living Boldly, encourages people with IDD to communicate for and represent themselves. We believe they should play a huge role in decision-making in...

New Year, New Growth for The Arc

New Year, New Growth for The Arc

Over the last five years, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region has taken significant steps to deepen our services and commitment to the regions and communities we serve. Enterprise-wide, The Arc and its subsidiaries have each experienced significant growth and continue...

Holiday Giving Serves 394 Kids Throughout Maryland

Holiday Giving Serves 394 Kids Throughout Maryland

For over 15 years, The Arc has provided gifts, toys, and food support for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their siblings. The Arc’s Holiday Giving program is unique in allowing families to request specific items, wrapping paper, and...

DSPs: The Faces of Service

DSPs: The Faces of Service

At The Arc, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of what we do. This is a critical and sometimes challenging role that isn’t for everyone. A DSP plays an important, diverse role in the life of the person they support. DSPs advocate for the person they...

Gregory Snyder II Named to CMCC Board

Gregory Snyder II Named to CMCC Board

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is excited to announce that Gregory Snyder II, Chief of Staff, will join the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce is the leading business resource and advocate for the...

Tis the Season to be Thankful

Tis the Season to be Thankful

November marks the start of the season of thanksgiving, and this fall, we have much to be thankful for. As we take a moment to reflect, here’s the top five things we’re grateful for this year: Our colleagues – our team is the backbone of The Arc’s success. From our...