Flapjacks and Friends
Our heartfelt thanks to the Main Street community for making our Flapjacks & Friends event a huge success!
We were thrilled to have members, friends and families, special guests and entertainers come together to share a fun morning, celebrate inclusion and support Main Street.
Our 2019/2020 programs will be supported by the generosity
of all who donated! We are especially grateful for the support of our sponsors.
We are SO appreciative for the many willing and eager volunteers who helped!
There's still time to donate here
Job Opening at Main Street
Main Street is growing by leaps and bounds. We will be expanding our staff over the next several months. If interested in joining our team, click here
for updated job postings.
Every time I pick up my bright orange Main Street Connect tote bag, I am reminded of all that bag represents – for our family and especially for our Montgomery County community. My daughter Nadia has been my partner in advocacy all her life. She has testified before the Montgomery County Council, presented at Parent Academies and conferences and been an ever-ready source of information at our annual Transitioning Youth Resource Fair (Nov. 2 at Montgomery College Rockville sponsored by the Transition Work Group ). Most recently she urged the Rockville Planning Commission to support Main Street’s development plans on Monroe Place and “help make Montgomery County an inclusive community”.
Now, Main Street is not just a dream but an actual building rising higher each day, Nadia is living independently in Rockville - working, volunteering, on and offstage with ArtStream and Silver Spring Stage, playing tennis and juggling a busy social life. But she is still eager to walk in the door and share in all the activities planned for Main Street.
In addition to our disability advocacy, Nadia and I usher at Olney Theatre and attend as many live performances as we can, especially plays by William Shakespeare and August Wilson. We love visiting her older brother Adam, his wife Tina and their toddler son in New York City. We also travel with Nadia’s Egyptian dad Tharwat – to Egypt, of course, but to as many new places as we possibly can. We love to sample the food on our travels. It's been inspiration to Nadia who has become a very good cook!
Main Street 2019 Annual Report
Our annual report is available here
for your review.
Saturday, October 19
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Main Street members are invited to meet for lunch at Urban Bar-B-Que and then head to the Rockville Antique & Classic Car Show.
Calling All Performers for Open Mic Night
Wednesday, Oct. 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We're looking for comics, singers, dancers and musicians of all abilities! You're invited to perform and showcase your talent for a gathering of the Main Street community. Registration closes October 9.
Attend Open Mic Night
Wednesday, Oct. 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All are invited to attend an evening of unique performance pieces presented by Main Street members. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Strathmore Mansion Concert
Thursday, Nov. 14
Main Street is getting a group together to attend a concert by composer and performer Molly Joyce, whose work focuses on disability as a creative force. MORE INFO AND SIGN UP HERE
Gratitude Breakfast for Volunteers and Professional Members
Friday, Nov. 22
8:30 - 10 am
Woodmont Country Club, Rockville
All Main Street volunteers and professional members are invited to join us for
Visit our Events webpage for information about all upcoming Main Street events.
We'd love to receive your feedback on the Main Street programs and events we offer. Please connect with us here
Main Street Member Yahoo Group
To enable Main Street members to connect about topics such as housing, seeking roommates, sharing resources, etc., we have set up a Yahoo Group e-mail list called Main Street Member Connect.
- Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not necessary to write anything in the subject or body of the e-mail.
- You will receive a e-mail from Yahoo asking you to confirm that you want to subscribe. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to confirm your request. (If you don't get a message from Yahoo right away, check your spam folder or wait a bit as it can take some time to arrive.)
- Main Street will confirm you are a current Main Street member and approve your request to subscribe.
- You will receive a Yahoo e-mail indicating that you have been approved. (Check your spam folder if you don't see this e-mail in your inbox.)
- Once approved, you may post to the e-mail list by sending an e-mail to MainStreetMemberConnect@yahoogroups.com.
Professional Member Spotlight
The mission of The Dorm is to help guide young adults ages 17 to 35 towards greater personal independence through a full-service treatment community with robust clinical, skill-building and wellness services. Their Washington, D.C. location is steps away from the Dupont Metro Station and offers day and evening services, partial residential treatment and individual life skills training.
"Young adulthood can be a difficult time of transition with new life changes and new demands,” explains John McGeehan, LCSW, CADC, Founder and CEO of The Dorm. “We help bridge the gap between traditional inpatient and outpatient care with truly individualized levels of treatment that meet our clients where they are - at home, in school, in the community and beyond.”
The treatment care model at The Dorm places community first knowing that community is strength and amazing things happen when a young adult feels a part of a greater whole on the road to change.
The Dorm is able to support young adults with a variety of needs and diagnoses including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, substance use disorder and learning differences.
To visit The Dorm’s website and discover more about their unique treatment community, approach and services, please click here.
The Dorm is a professional member of Main Street. Click here to learn about Main Street professional membership and its benefits.
Community News and Events
Intelligent Lives Primetime Broadcast
Intelligent Lives tells the stories of three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. The movie will be broadcast on public televisions' "America ReFramed" series on the WORLD Channel on Tuesday, October 22 (8 ET). More information here.
Transitioning Youth Resource Fair
Learn about job coaching, benefits, recreation & greater independence from State Agencies, non-profits and service providers.Saturday, November 2
at Montgomery College Rockville. Keynote at 9 a.m.; exhibits 10 am-1 pm. More information here
NDSC/AU Disability Policy Event
The National Down Syndrome Congress & American University Washington College of Law will host a disability policy event focused on employment on Monday, November 4
at 4300 Nebraska Ave NW. More information here
Neurodiversity in the Workplace Conference
Kennedy Krieger Institute is hosting a collaborative one and a half day conference event on November 7 and 8 at the Baltimore-Washington Airport Marriott. More information here.
Music for Autism Concert
Ivymount School is hosting a Music for Autism Concert with a performance by QuinTango on Saturday, November 9 at 1:30. RSVP required. More information here.