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ShowTime Singers to Hold Benefit Performances for Linwood

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The ShowTime Singers are gearing up to knock your socks off!! Four performances are scheduled that will benefit Linwood. Contact The ShowTime Singers for free tickets (they are required for admission). Don’t hesitate because they will go fast! Proceeds from donations will be split between Linwood and the ShowTime Singers.

Sun. April 6 Charlestown Chapel/ Catonsville (3 pm) 10% of proceeds to Linwood.
Sat. April 12 Columbia Arts Center (7 pm) All proceeds to Linwood.
Sun. May 18 Ellicott City Sr. Center (2 pm) Proceeds are split between Linwood and ShowTime Singers.
Sun. June 22 Shangri La (2 pm) Proceeds are split between Linwood and ShowTime Singers.

Bill Moss Appointed to County Board

MOSS billCounty Executive Ken Ulman has appointed Linwood Executive Director Bill Moss to the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board. The function of the Board is to review situations of disabled persons under public agency guardianship. The Board advises and makes recommendations to the court to continue, modify, or terminate guardianship.  

Margaret “Peg” Whyte Day in Howard County, Maryland

Howard County ExecutivePeg Whyte Presentation Ken Ulman proclaimed January 5, 2014 as Margaret “Peg” Whyte Day in Howard County, Maryland. Linwood Executive Director Bill Moss presented Linwood Board member Margaret “Peg” Whyte an Executive Proclamation from the County Executive upon the occasion of her 80th birthday on Jan. 5.  Peg was cited for “supporting, advocating for and inspiring the mental health and disabilities communities of Howard County and contributing to her community through various boards and projects.”

Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Peg!

 

It’s A Halloween Spooktacular Benefit for Linwood Center

GSScreenThe First Annual Halloween Gala Spooktacular benefit for Linwood Center is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7-11 p.m., at Hebron House in Ellicott City.

The Halloween-themed fundraiser will include entertainment by Cheeky Monkey Side Show, music by the Voodoo Yahoos and food from Scittino’s Italian Market.  There will be a Mythical Monsters costume contest, door prizes and a raffle.

Proceeds will benefit Linwood Center, which provides services and programs for children and adults living with autism and related disabilities. Linwood recently opened a new 36,000 square foot school adjacent to its historic Manor House in Ellicott City this Fall.  With a capacity for 70 students, the school includes a non-graded Special Education Program for ages 5-21 and a General Education Program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Sponsorships for the Spooktacular benefit are available.  Platinum is $1,000, Gold is $500 and Silver is $250. Individual tickets are $55 each. There is limited capacity, and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  For event information and to buy tickets, visit https://galaspooktacular.eventbrite.com.

 

Linwood Hosts Dedication of New School

Linwood Center is hosting a dedication ceremony for its new school on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  A brief program will start at 5:15 p.m.  Refreshments and tours of the new facility will be featured.  Parents of children with autism, educators, donors and other community members are invited to attend. RSVP to cathyvsmith@verizon.net.

Linwood provides programs and services for children and adults living with autism and related disabilities. On Aug. 26, it opened a new 36,000 square foot school adjacent to its historic Manor House in Ellicott City.  With a capacity for 70 students, the school includes a non-graded Special Education Program for ages 5-21 and a General Education Program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.  The school’s hub is a library and a leading edge technology center.

Linwood has hired Catherine Perini, an educator with local and international experience, to head up its new school.  Perini, a resident of Towson, has served as principal of a large international school abroad and as a special educator for Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools among other appointments.

In addition to its school and residential programs for students, Linwood Center provides adult services, including supported employment, vocational training, recreation and opportunities for volunteerism and community involvement. The Linwood Center Boutique in downtown Ellicott City provides employment and job training on-site. Community-based residential services for adults are available in homes throughout Howard and Baltimore Counties.

Linwood Center was founded in 1955 by educator Jeanne M. Simons (1909-2005), who established ground-breaking methods to address the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Linwood Center is one of the very few comprehensive autism programs in the United States and one of just three in Maryland that provides combined education and residential programs.

Simons’ early work with autistic children was unprecedented and she is regarded as one of the field’s pioneers.  Her work, known as “The Linwood Method,” is the basis for Linwood’s philosophy and methods as practiced today in what many regard as the premiere program addressing the needs of individuals living with autism.

For information, visit www.linwoodcenter.org.