Lucy Carter

Lucy Carter

Lucy has severe epilepsy and cognitive impairments. Lucy is living her dreams!She averages between 2-4 seizures each day and has too many other health issues to enumerate. Just staying vertical and reasonably healthy is a challenge for both Lucy and her family. Lucy’s...

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“Rockie” Davis

“Rockie” Davis

Out and About & Scary Movies! My name is Bobbie Renee Davis but everyone calls me Rockie. Because I am self directing I have a one-on-one (that is also my friend) and a van so I can do anything I want. I love living at home where I can workout with my own weights...

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Patrick Good

Patrick Good

Giving Back  Life is good for Patrick when is comes to “adulting.” Over the years, he demonstrated an interest in a variety of physical activities, organizational tasks, and volunteering in his community. Since leaving the public school system, he has helped to...

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Ryan Gerhold

Ryan Gerhold

My Life, My Choices My History:  Meningitis at 9 months left me brain damaged resulting in OCD, Anxiety, Seizures, ADD and moderate intellectual disability. MY LIKES: My girlfriend and going out with her Movies, Restaurants, Concerts, amusement parks live shows...

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Nick Hoyas

Nick Hoyas

Enjoying the Journey Nicholas changed to self direction just over a year ago. It has been a great change for him overall. He transitioned to self-direction from a traditional day program (his second)  and an agency Residence.  It was clear he was not...

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Cameron Khan

Cameron Khan

“Necessity is the mother of invention” In the year prior to my son’s graduation in June of 2013, I visited or talked with all 27 adult providers offering adult programs to Montgomery County residents. Our son was turned down by each and every one of them, leaving us...

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Molly Levin

Molly Levin

Adapting to an Ever-Changing World      Molly has been an active participant in her Self-Directed  Services program for over 6 years now. This has been a blessing for a young lady whose challenges necessitate ongoing  modifications ...

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Andy Maerzke

Andy Maerzke

Well-being Andy  has been in Self-Directed Services since 2013.  He now is much healthier and happier! The day program we chose when he exited the school system turned out to be quite a failure.  Many people  who go there are indeed  happy and...

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Julia Miller

Julia Miller

The Best Mistake We Ever Made: Julia Miller is a student, a gardener, a paper crafter, a community volunteer.  She has goals for her life and is committed to pursuing them.  She wants to be able to make her own decisions based on what is important to...

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Nicky Mineart

Nicky Mineart

A Life-Saver  My name is Alvin Nicholas Mineart, Jr. Everyone calls me Nicky. I am 23 years old; my birthday is in March, and I live in Columbia, Md. Self-Directed Services has been a life-saver for me!  When I was in school, I did everything: classes, after...

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