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  • Board Approves Higher Wages for DSP Workforce

    I wish I could provide clear timeframes when all of our Penn-Mar supports will be reinitiated but unfortunately, we still need to adhere to mandated government and health department COVID restrictions. All of us are anxious for the “all clear”… Read More

  • ‘Belonging’ is the Ultimate Destination for People with IDD

    With the pandemic still looming, we are restricted in how we can commemorate this year’s Intellectual & Developmental Disability (IDD) Awareness Month. But there’s nothing stopping us from continuing to promote the progress that has been made in our field,… Read More

  • COVID Vaccination Program Underway

    Friday, February 5 was a long-awaited day at Penn-Mar. That’s when some 300 of the individuals we support in Maryland, along with many of our DSPs and team members, voluntarily rolled up their sleeves and received the first of two… Read More

  • 10 Reflections on My 33 Years at Penn-Mar

    I have been fortunate to be associated with Penn-Mar for 33 years of its 40 year existence. It is my honor to be able to lead our organization into this significant Anniversary year and to have the opportunity to work… Read More

  • A Legacy of Love

    In 2021 Penn-Mar will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary. It’s hard to believe I have been with the organization for 32 of those years. But this journey from a residential program director to CEO has given me a front row… Read More

  • Our Important Work Continues

    Over 140 million Americans cast their vote in the recent historic presidential election. Millions of people are elated about their candidate’s victory while millions more are having a hard time accepting the results. But this is what our electoral process… Read More