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Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
April 2018
Main Street's e-newsletter brings project updates, events, community
resources and more to your inbox the first Friday of every month.
Thank you for being a part of the Main Street community!

David GodoyMember Spotlight:
Meet David Godoy
For member David Godoy, Main Street means strong friendships and inclusion for all. Learn more here

Don't Miss Main Street's May 16 Friendraising & Fundraising Luncheon! 
May 16 Main Street Luncheon
Calling all Main Street members and friends! Tickets are now available for Main Street's EXTRAORDINARY luncheon to be held on Wednesday, May 16, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Woodmont Country Club. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spread the Main Street movement and to help make Main Street a reality!  Please invite friends and colleagues and/or consider becoming a luncheon sponsor
Luncheon Co-Chairs
The fabulous chairs for the luncheon are Rachel Sullivan, Arlene Friedlander and Julie Kobylarek. 
Space is limited so register ASAP! 
Capital Campaign Update 
Main Street is making progress toward our $7 million private fundraising goal. Every contribution helps and we are tremendously grateful to all of our generous donors!
This month, special appreciation goes to Main Street members Peter and Karen Beveridge and Joyce and Nelson Migdal for hosting a wonderful fundraiser on March 8 at the Barking Dog in Bethesda. 
Migdal Beveridge Fundraiser
In May, Main Street will submit an application to the State of Maryland for tax credits that we hope will provide a significant contribution to our capital fund. Stay tuned!  
Main Street Member Events 

Yoga ClassUpdate on Main Street's
Yoga & Mindfulness Class
Main Street's first Yoga & Mindfulness class has been a success and will conclude in mid-April. We hope to offer another class in the fall. Special thanks to Main Street member Howard Hoffman for helping to organize the class and to instructors Lisa Danahy and Monya Cohen. 
Book Signing for Main Street Members:
Autism Uncensored by Whitney Ellenby
Sunday, April 15, 3 - 5 PM
Somerset House, 5630 Wisconsin Ave
Autism Uncensored bookBuilding 3 Gathering Room
Chevy Chase, MD
Meet author Whitney Ellenby and learn about her new, unflinchingly honest book Autism UncensoredWhitney is the proud mother of a son with autism, a former disability rights attorney and the founder of Autism Ambassadors, which provides recreational events for over 600 families impacted by autism in the DC area. Valet parking will be available for the book signing event. RSVP here
Main Street Member
Picnic and Hike

Sunday, May 6, 12 - 2 PM
Cabin John Regional Park
Picnic Shelter J, Bethesda, MD

Pack a lunch and join us for some outdoor fun. Bottles of water and dessert will be provided. The hike is optional. RSVP here
Big Train Baseball logoBig Train Baseball Game
Monday, June 25 
Povich Field
10600 Westlake Dr
Bethesda, MD

Main Street will be a featured "nonprofit of the night" at the June 25th Big Train Baseball game. More details to come! 
Visit the Main Street events web page for information about all upcoming events. 
Resource Spotlight: 
Main Street Professional Members
Main Street's professional network is growing! We are pleased to highlight the following information about three of our professional members. (Visit our website to learn about professional membership.) 
MOCO Movement Center
Located in Kensington, MD, MOCO Movement Center is a therapy and recreation center that puts its patients and families first. That means staying on the cutting edge of medical research and education, truly understanding people’s goals and adapting therapy to meet their specific needs. With an emphasis on activities of everyday living in a real world environment, MOCO’s commitment to its patients does not end at its doors.
 MOCO Movement Center
MOCO has offerings for children, teens and adults. Options of special interest to teens and young adults include an indoor synthetic ice skating rink and a perpetual motion rock wall. For those who desire a fitness center environment, but need a little extra assistance, MOCO offers classes at one of our fully equipped fitness center partners. Additionally, MOCO is now offering training on Sundays for the upcoming Race for Respect
For more information about MOCO, email 
or call 
301-770-KIDS (5437).
Counseling Center of Maryland: Life Skills Group 
CCM Life Skills GroupThe Counseling Center of Maryland is offering a life
skills group for individuals transitioning into young adulthood or struggling as
an adult. During each group, participants will learn about skills needed for independent living and apply them to their personal lives.
Areas covered include:
  • Social safety
  • Self care: sleep, hygiene and nutrition
  • Communal living: how to live with others, household upkeep and sharing responsibilities
  • Obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Financial skills: budgeting, banking and grocery shopping
  • Social skills with employers and roommates
  • Self-advocacy in the workplace and community
For more information, contact Heather McMullen at or 443-703-8087.
ArtStream: Upcoming Musical Performances
ArtStream Musicals
April 27, 28, 29 and May 4, 5, 6
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
ArtStream performances feature adult actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other social and behavioral needs. Actors, volunteer mentors and theatre professionals work as a team to create original performances for live audiences. Purchase tickets here
Community Events 
Fun Bunch logoFun Bunch Soccer League
Fun Bunch Soccer, a free program for those with cognitive and developmental differences, is starting its spring season with options for children, teens and young adults. Locations include Bethesda, Germantown and Prince George's County. To learn more, email
Depression in the Workplace and Schools:
Undermining our Community
Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 - 10:45 AM 
Anne Arundel Community College
Cade Center Rm 219, W
est Campus Dr, Arnold, MD
Three experts will discuss signs and symptoms of depression in adults and children. Topics will include protocols for employers and schools and treatment alternatives to medication. Click here for more details and to register.
Supportive Service Options for Independent Living:
"The ILO Way"
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 - 9 PM
The Arc Montgomery County
11600 Nebel St, Rockville, MD
Learn how Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO) can help adults with disabilities make the move to independent living and build the connections needed to create rich and sustainable community living opportunities. Sponsored by MCTransitions and Transition Times. Click here for more details. Free but registration is required. 
Understanding DDA Waivers
Saturday, April 21, 10 AM - Noon
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities
1010 Grandin Ave, Rockville, MD
This presentation offers a chance to learn and ask questions about the Family Supports Waiver, Community Supports Waiver and the Community Pathways Waiver. Presented by the Transition Work Group of Montgomery County. Free but registration is required. 

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