The Arc NCR Announces New Director of Employment Services
Harford County Welcomes Vincent Valerio
[Aberdeen, MD] May 25, 2017 – The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) announced Vincent Valerio has joined their team to further the organization’s supported employment and community partners programs in supporting people with differing abilities in Harford and Cecil County as their new Director of Employment Services. He comes to The Arc NCR with over 7 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
“I’m excited to head a department with so many passionate and dedicated team members,” says Valerio.
Valerio previously worked as the Assistant Director of the SUCCESS Program at UMBC. This is the first pilot program in the state of Maryland to provide a 4-year college experience to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to UMBC, he was the Customized Employment Manager for Itineris, the only adult provider agency in the Baltimore region exclusively serving adults with autism as a primary diagnosis. During this time Valerio was an active member on the State Leadership Advisory Committee, organized by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), working to draft best practices for Maryland’s Employment 1st Initiative. Vincent holds an MFA from Towson University and enjoys using art as a catalyst for community integration and job development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“We’re so happy Vincent is on board! With his extensive work experience The Arc NCR is really looking forward to seeing his new ideas and vision for enhancing employment opportunities for individuals with differing abilities,” says CEO of The Arc NCR, Shawn Kros.
About The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region: For sixty-four years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has empowered people with differing abilities to live, work and play in our community by providing support services and advocacy to adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. For more information, call 410-836-7177 or visit www.arcncr.org.
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
Vincent Valerio, Director of Employment Services
Photo: Vincent Valerio, Director of Employment Services