Stop, Shop and Donate with AmazonSmile!

    NCIA has registered with AmazonSmile! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the SAME wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The only difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization of the customer’s choice. Now, NCIA is able to receive donations through Amazon Smile. If you love online shopping, particularly shopping on, Continue reading →

Meet April Jensen

It is with pleasure to announce that we have appointed a new member of the NCIA leadership team. We would like to introduce you to Ms. April Jensen, our new Executive Director of Adult Services! April brings with her over twenty years of experience in management positions of non-profit organizations that provide services for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Most recently, she has served four years as the Director of Residential Services at Chimes of Maryland. She has also served almost seven years as Continue reading →

Let’s Go to the Beach!

  Just before the end of Summer, we were able to fit in one more beach vacation!  With the blazing temperatures Maryland was having, what better way to cool off than to take a trip to the beach in Ocean City, MD? A group of our individuals had the right idea, as they packed their bags and headed down to Ocean City loaded up with sunblock, swimwear and their coolest summer hats. The fun was non-stop, as they soaked up the sun on the beach, visited Continue reading →

Our Day at Hershey Park

With eager attitudes, a large group of our individuals gathered with excitement to enter Hershey Park for a day full of thrills, chills and of course Chocolate! Since Hershey Park is known for its attractions, waterpark, shows, and delicious chocolate, it’s no wonder that our individuals couldn’t resist the sweet temptation to visit this amusement park for the day.   What other amusement park can you go to, that has chocolate around every corner? We learned how chocolate is made at Hershey’s Chocolate Factory, and was surprised with a Continue reading →

All Aboard! Cruising to the Bahamas

All Aboard! A group of individuals from our Adult Residential Program and their staff went on a cruise to the Bahamas!  Beaches, white sand, clear ocean water, the bright sun, and warm weather…. How does it get any better than that?  They sailed on the Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Sea’s and spent seven days soaking up the sun and enjoying the ocean view.  It was a relaxing experience as the ship cruised along the gentle waves of the ocean and took them to: Port Continue reading →