Commission for Individuals with Disabilities Listening Sessions
On Thursday, September 7, the Prince George's County Commission for Individuals with Disabilities and the Department of Family Services held the first of three listening sessions to help identify specific barriers and challenges that individuals with disabilities face in various aspects of life, such as education, employment, transportation, healthcare, housing, arts and recreation, and interactions with first responders.
Guests from The Arc, Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD), Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and Prince George's Community College (PGCC) listened as residents shared their experiences, concerns, and perspectives on County services. This platform established an open and honest dialogue where the Commission listened to the challenges of residents.
Disability Listening Sessions are held both in-person and virtually. The purpose of the sessions is to give a voice to a marginalized group, gain insights into their unique experiences and needs, and drive positive change through inclusive polices, services, and programs. These sessions aim to create a more equitable and accessible society for all County residents.