Celebrating 31 Years of Service: Mac Ramsey's Retirement
Come celebrate Mac Ramsey's 31 Years of Service to The Arc Prince George's County. His retirement party will be held on April 28, 2015 at Martin's Crosswinds (7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770). We will enjoy a reception with drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres, starting at 6pm, and a program starting at 7pm. Please RSVP by April 14, 2015 so that we can plan accordingly. If you are unable to attend but would still like to help celebrate, please consider making a donation to The Arc in Mac’s honor. To register online, or make a donation, go to the event page here.
Arc Day Programs Present: First Annual Recital
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The Arc Day Programs had their First Annual Recital at Joe’s Movement Emporium! The recital featured dance and music performances, as part of the collaborative partnership between Joe’s Movement Emporium, James Yarsky Music, and the Arc Prince George’s County.
“Arts of The Arc Prince George’s County” Art Show
Come celebrate the work of 32 artists from The Arc’s community partnership with Brentwood Arts Exchange. These original works were created in Fall 2014.
Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex, Learning Center Gallery
8001 Sherriff Road, Hyattsville, MD
March 30-May 29, 2015
The Search is On!
The Arc Board of Directors has begun its search for a new executive director to replace Mac Ramsey who will be retiring in June after 31 years on the job. The Board has contracted with Raffa, an executive search firm that specializes in the nonprofit sector. This past fall, Raffa assisted the board and staff in developing a transition plan and an executive director position profile. Resumes are now being accepted with the goal of having the new executive director on board by late spring. For further information follow this link.
Long-Awaited ABLE Act Signed into Law
On December 19th, President Obama signed into law The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2013, better known as The ABLE Act.
This Act amends Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The bill aims to ease financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by making tax-free savings accounts available to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation. The Able Act will supplement, but not supplant, benefits provided through private insurances, the Medicaid program, the supplemental security income program, the beneficiary's employment, and other sources.
An ABLE account can fund a variety of essential expenses for individuals, including medical and dental care, education, community-based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing, and transportation. The ABLE Act provides individuals with disabilities the same types of flexible savings tools that all other Americans have through college savings accounts, health savings accounts, and individual retirement accounts. The legislation also contains Medicaid fraud protection against abuse and a Medicaid pay-back provision when the beneficiary passes away. It will eliminate barriers to work and saving by preventing dollars saved through ABLE accounts from counting against an individual's eligibility for any federal benefits program.