To bring together businesses, citizens, and the government of Prince George's County to discuss and resolve disability issues in the County. The Commission also works with County and State agencies and other Commissions to jointly address and promote the needs and rights of individuals with disabilities. Examples of alliances are:
- Transportation issues have been identified and solutions discussed with Prince George's Department of Public Works and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
- Public Safety issues have been identified and solutions discussed with Prince George's County Police and Fire Department.
- The Commission works with the Maryland Department of Disabilities.
- The Developmental Disability Council
The Commission helps to ensure that the County is meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Commission works to approve accessibility, community services, employment, housing, transportation, education, and recreation services to citizens of Prince George's County.
In 1986, Prince George's County founded the Commission for Individuals with Disabilities. These Commissioners share their knowledge in order to help the County meet the needs of citizens who have disabilities. The Commission has 20 volunteer members who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council for a two-year term. Consumers with disabilities, public and private business, provider agencies, and the general public made up the Commission. Accommodations are available.
The Commission meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at:
Largo Government Center
9201 Basil Court
First Floor Conference Room
Largo, MD 20774
The Commission meetings are open to the public. If you need accommodations to participate in commission meetings, make your request at least two weeks prior to the meeting date.
If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner or learning more about the Commission, please call:
Maryland Relay - 711
You can forward your resumes to:
Dept. of Family Services
Mental Health and Disabilities Division
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748
Attn: Patricia V. Sanders