|Statement Of Policy: Commissioners for St. Mary's County
It is the policy
of the Commissioners of St. Mary's County,
Maryland to ensure that , when viewed in their entirety,
St. Mary's County Government services, programs, facilities, and
communications are readily accessible and usable by qualified
individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent possible. In
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the
basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be
denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of
St. Mary's County government, or be subjected to discrimination
in the provision of such services.
St. Mary's County
Government is an equal opportunity employer, and no qualified
individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability,
be subjected to discrimination in the employment, recruitment,
or hiring practices of St. Mary's County government.
Mary's County Government will make all reasonable modifications
to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities
have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs,
services, and activities. Upon request, St. Mary's County
Government will provide appropriate aids and services leading to
effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities
so they can participate equally in programs, services, and
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or
service for effective communication, or a modification of
policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or
activity of St. Mary's County Government should contact the
appropriate office or Contact the ADA Coordinator as
soon as possible.
The ADA does not require the St. Mary's
County Government to take any action that would fundamentally
alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue
financial or administrative burden.
The Commissioners of
St. Mary's County have an ADA
Coordinator to ensure the coordination of St. Mary's County's
compliance with the ADA, including the investigation of any
complaint alleging disability-based discrimination or lack of
equal accessibility to county services, programs, or facilities.
ADA Coordinator Contact Information:
Department of Human Resources
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Tel.: 301-475-4200, Extension
Building, 3rd floor
23115 Leonard Hall Drive
the heading DID YOU KNOW, list the below facts with the link to
the 2000 Census report.
There are approximately 257,167,527
people five years old and over with disabilities in United
There are approximately 4,843,046 people five years
old and over with disabilities in Maryland; 3% sensory
disability, 7% physical disabilities, 4.3% mental disabilities,
2.2% self care disabilities.
Maryland's disability rate is
significantly below the national average.
approximately 11,724 people five years old and over with
disabilities in St. Mary's County.
Disability facts based on
2000 U.S Census.