Cheryl D.

Title/Department: Community Living Coach/Community Living
# of Years with The Arc NCR: 10 months
Nominated by: Lauren N.

Here are the highlights from Cheryl’s nomination.

Advocating for Supported Individuals

Cheryl recently discovered that individuals she supported had a desire for new goals to focus on.  She informed the Clinical Services team and worked with the individuals on updating their goals moving forward.  Cheryl took a person-centered approach with each person she supported and now the individuals are taking strides and progressing towards their new objectives.

Enhancing Community Participation for Supported Individuals

Although both individuals Cheryl supports prefer to be at home, she has provided opportunities for them to get out into the community, as well as developed activities to partake in at home that were not previously available. Even small changes to supporting them have made a big difference; such as placing a table outside for individuals to enjoy the outdoors while still able to sit in the shade, listening to music, and watching a ball game on TV.

Cheryl is always willing to include the individuals in activities for daily living that are community based.  She also recommends other staff get involved with brainstorming places they could go in the community while honoring their personal preferences.

Top Three Attributes

  • Positive role model
  • Willing to listen/learn
  • Open communication between all departments

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those supported by The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. It is an honor to celebrate your work and commitment to our mission.

To learn more about the work of The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region and how you can support it, contact Development at or call 410-837-7177.




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