Penn Mar Human Services Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Check out the latest news stories and articles featuring the people Penn-Mar supports, our team members, and leadership.

WHP-CBS21 Shares How Penn-Mar & the York JCC are Bringing Inclusion to Health & Wellness

WHP-CBS21 recently shared how the York JCC’s personal trainer Susannah Gillespie is working with Bobbi Leckrone and Lesha Breighner, two people Penn-Mar supports, to make physical fitness more inclusive and accessible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Spastic Chatter” Podcast Shines Light on Penn-Mar’s Commitment to Helping Others Live Courageously

The “Spastic Chatter” podcast, devoted to featuring stories from those in the Cerebral Palsy community, invited Penn-Mar to come on and discuss how we support independence and spur equity and inclusion. Two people we support who have CP, Jon and AJ, joined Penn-Mar COO Jackie Stevens to highlight how we pursue our motto to Live Courageously!

WPMT/FOX43 Shares How Penn-Mar Helps Local Businesses Overcome Workforce Shortages

Nationwide, businesses both big and small are searching for employees. But are they looking in the right place? WPMT/FOX43 shared why hiring someone with an IDD could be the answer to the workforce crisis. If your company needs some outstanding employees, check out this story to see how Penn-Mar can help.

Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller Offers Solution to Workforce Crisis in Article for Baltimore Business Journal

As 2022 dawns, many businesses are still plagued by the ongoing workforce shortage. But a solution is readily available! In a BBJ “Help Desk” article, Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller discuss why hiring someone with an intellectual or developmental disability isn’t only good for the community, it’s just good business.

WJZ Highlights Penn-Mar’s Customized Employment Program

Long time Graul’s Employee Robert Zerance shares why he loves his job and how he has grown in the role.

Generosity of Penn-Mar Donor Shared in Carroll County Times 

Recently, Penn-Mar was thrilled to receive a $1 million endowment from Carroll County residents Mike and Dawn Zgorksi. The result is the Zgorski Family Endowment for Staff Training and Aid Fund.

Baltimore Sun Shines Spotlight on Critical Funding Provision that Could Come to an End

Baltimore Sun health reporter Hallie Miller spoke with Penn-Mar COO Jackie Stevens as she shared the serious consequences of a key emergency funding provision, known as Appendix K, possibly ending early.

‘There were a lot of barriers.’ Raising awareness about intellectual and developmental disabilities

A local mother shares the challenges her daughter faces living with an intellectual and developmental disability.

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Ashley Coppersmith

Congratulations to Ashley Coppersmith, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for March of 2021.

Experts: Those With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities 3 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19

Experts are stressing the need now to get those with intellectual and developmental disabilities vaccinated against the coronavirus.

‘A lot more opportunities’: Penn-Mar helps Carroll residents with developmental disabilities launch business ventures

Penn-Mar Human Services of Carroll County was founded in 1981 as a provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Penn-Mar helps those with developmental disabilities create businesses during pandemic

In a challenging year, an organization is working to help people with developmental disabilities create new opportunities, even in a pandemic.

‘It comes from love.’ A woman’s dream to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease

Few people may know about the deep connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

Help Desk: The advantages of hiring someone with an intellectual disability

When the pandemic struck in March, the world — and our economy — came to a standstill.

They’re the front lines; Staff care for adults with disabilities amid pandemic, funding challenges

“Not being able to see Michael has been probably the hardest.”

Showing compassion to those with disabilities during coronavirus pandemic

These are challenging times for all of us, but especially those with intellectual disabilities who may have a difficult time understanding the current state of the world.

Coronavirus Latest: Organization Helping People With Developmental Disabilities Forced To Make Changes Due To COVID-19

The coronavirus and the measures to control it can pose extra challenges for people with special needs, their families and the organizations that serve them.

York County couple with special needs overcomes barriers to tie the knot

The story of Amanda Camacho and Greg Holmes didn’t follow the usual path.

‘I’m In My Zone’ | Legally Blind Baltimore Man Finds Love, Passion For DJ’ing

Baltimore’s Penn-Mar Human Services works to find employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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