Arc employee, Thomas, wins award


Jeannine Thomas, of Westminster, received an Excellence in Direct Support award from the Maryland Association of Community Services.

Thomas, a job coach at The Arc Carroll County, was nominated for her work with an individual with a developmental disability support by The Arc, who has impaired vision and mobility, and is nonverbal. For the past three years, Thomas has worked with this individual to expand his involvement in a variety of activities to keep him active, and has taught him to ride a tricycle.

Thomas was one of 10 direct support caregivers who received the award from a pool of 41 nominees. The award was presented at the Maryland Association of Community Services Direct Support and Supervision Conference in Ocean City on May 25.