Community Living News

Hello to all Community Living Staff:

Welcome to the Community Living News page where we will communicate more information with our staff. Because we are so large and dispersed across the community, communication has always been a big challenge for us. On this page, you can access important information and navigate through The Arc Baltimore’s site. We hope this will assist in providing more consistent and timely communications with everyone.

Thank you for the work each of you do every day!


(Added 7/1/19)

Good morning,

I am extremely pleased to announce Lori Miller’s promotion to the role of Lead Director of Community Living Transformation. In this role, Lori will be a key contributor and fully involved in change activities and agency transformation while continuing to oversee CL Central. Lori has been a strong advocate and leader in the Arc Baltimore’s Community Living program for over 17 years. This promotion is a result of Lori’s clearly demonstrated commitment and dedication to the people supported at the Arc Baltimore.  I look forward to Lori’s continued contributions especially as it relates to organizational change activities. This promotion will be effective on July 6, 2019. Please take some time to congratulate Lori on her well-deserved career advancement.

In addition, I am delighted to share that Jamie Stoner will be joining The Arc Baltimore team as Transformation Executive (formerly the AED of Community Living position) effective July 22, 2019. Jamie began her career in this field in 1999. She held a variety of roles in Community Living, Quality Enhancement, Vocational Supports, and Outreach. She received the Charting the Life Course Award for Innovation in Quality Supports and Services in 2019 and acted as a State Co-facilitator for the Maryland Community of Practice. Jamie also has her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

I am confident that Lori and Jamie, along with assistance from Chike Ogbonna and the rest of the Community Living team, will provide exceptional leadership as we continue to evolve over the next several years.

Have a great day!

Laura Tieman
Chief Transformation Officer


(Added 6/26/19)



(updated 4/2018)

Community Living staff – please find this helpful troubleshooting guide that should help solve many of your computer, printing and networking issues without the need to contact our IT Department. If the guide doesn’t solve your issue, please contact us at

Computer Troubleshooting Guide


(added 10/18/16)

Click on the link below to view and use a video created for participants in the Healthy Weighs program. The good news is that everyone can use it. Gather the people in your house for some healthy movement designed to help with Strength, Balance, Flexibilty and Endurance. Do all the activities in one session or spread it out over a few days. Let’s help each other get more fit with healthy movement and healthy eating.

Watch the instruction video now!


The Arc Baltimore is in need of guest bloggers for its blog.  If you, someone you support or their family might be interested in developing a blog post, please contact Chris Knoerlein at 443-279-3299 or Topics can range from reflections on particular events or topics or just a retelling of a particular interesting story. Chris can come out and take pictures as well to go with the blog.

Check out the Guest Blogger Guide to see if you can do it.


The purpose of this packet is to guide teams through the assistive technology process. The Arc Baltimore’s Assistive Technology (AT) staff leads are here to support individuals and their teams in making AT decisions and acquiring needed services and devices to help people achieve their goals. Please consult with the AT staff leads for support as you work through this process. Any form mentioned in the Guide can be accessed in the Appendix below.

AT Guide For Teams

AT Guide Appendix

For questions about our Assistive Technology program, please contact our AT staff leads at or 410-296-2272 x 5319.