Did Sean Payton deserve a “Madoff sentence”?

The recent sanction of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the accompanying debate on the severity and harshness of his one-year suspension has significant parallels in the sentencing of criminal defendants in high profile cases. The one that comes immediately to mind is the sentencing of Bernie Madoff.

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 →

Special Education Teacher

Job Title: Special Education Teacher Department: YIT School Reports To: Principal FLSA Status: Exempt Status: Part-Time GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To teach all academic subjects as well as physical education creative arts and life skills to educationally, emotionally, behaviorally and physically handicapped students. Special Education Teachers provide academic and social supports in a variety of content areas and provide positive behavioral supports intended to enhance learning in accordance with the IDEA, NCLR and state and local guidelines. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and Continue reading →

IEP Aide

Job Title: IEP Aide Department: YIT School Reports To: Assistant Director of Education FLSA: Salary Non-Exempt GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Perform supervision to assigned student at all times. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Meet their student at the entrance door in the momings. • Escort student to cafeteria for breakfast and sit next to or be within six feet of the student. • Sit next to the student in the classroom and assist the student with his/her class work as needed. • Must escort Continue reading →

Instructional Assistant /Youth Coordinator

Department: YIT School Reports To: Assistant Director of Education FLSA Status: Non-exempt GENERAL PURPOSE: The Instructional Assistant works directly under the supervision of the classroom teacher to help implement the instructional program. The duties and responsibilities include carrying out teacher-planned activities with students, assisting with classroom and outdoor supervision and clerical work. The Youth Coordinator will assist the IEP Coordinator and Director of Education with agency referrals and student transition planning. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work with individual students and small groups of students 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 →