Dorothy B.  / “Miss Dot”

Title/Department: Community Living Coach/Community Living
# of Years with The Arc NCR: 2 years, 6 months
Nominated by: Allison C. and Erna C.

Here are the highlights from Dorothy’s nomination.

Advocating for Supported Individuals

One of the individuals that Dorothy works with can struggle with communication. It can be frustrating for him and those around him to understand what he needs, but Dorothy is excellent at advocating on his behalf when needed as she has developed a relationship with him where she understands what he’s communicating. This in turn, has allowed other staff members to also increase their communication and has even prompted the clinical team to create a picture choice and communication board for him to utilize.

Enhancing Community Participation for Supported Individuals

Mrs. Dot loves to make sure the people she supports are out in the community.  Every week they venture into the community doing various activities that the individuals choose. Some of the recent activities that supported individuals have engaged in include Amazing Glaze, flying airplanes, baseball games and hockey games.

Top Three Attributes

  • Attitude/ Advocacy: Dorothy has a positive attitude coming in to work and advocates for supported individuals to be able to make their own choices.
  • Respect: Dorothy treats both staff and supported individuals in the home as adults. In addition, she respects them through her choice of words and allowing the individuals choice as well.
  • Communicate: Dorothy has extremely strong communication skills in all aspects of her work life. She communicates effectively with her supervisor, the clinical team, her peers, and the individuals in the home. Nothing is ever overlooked!

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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