Commission to Study the Division of Rehabilitation Services (Student Job Training Reformation Act)

Evaluate and make recommendations on improving various aspects of the Division of Rehabilitative Rehabilitation Services’ programs and services

For the purpose of establishing the Commission to Study the Division of Rehabilitation Services to evaluate and make recommendations on improving various aspects of the Division of Rehabilitation Services’ programs and services; and generally relating to the Commission to Study the Division of Rehabilitation Services. This Act shall take effect June 1, 2022. It shall remain effective for a period of 1 year and 1 month and, at the end of June 30, 2023, this Act, with no further action required by the General Assembly, shall be abrogated and of no further force and effect.

View House Bill 486

Final Report

The recommendations from this report can serve as a roadmap to elevate, refine, and strengthen practices that DORS is undertaking and should implement to better serve Marylanders. DORS services must be based on continuous improvements and providing best-in-class resources and services. The final recommendations include action items that DORS must continue to focus on implementing and measures that DORS must show diligence in executing and operationalizing.

Download the Final Report
: Final Report: Commission to Study the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Download the Interim Report
: Interim Report: Commission to Study the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

General Resources

​Name and Position
April Adams
Family Peer Support Specialist
Maryland Coalition of Families
(Talbot and Caroline Counties)
​Lillian Archer
Part-Time Associate to Provost & VP
Academic & Student Affairs
Community College of Baltimore County
Rene Averitt-Sanzone
Executive Director
The Parent's Place of Maryland
​Dareen Barrios
Assistant Principal
Functional Academic & Career Education
Andrew Burlin
Head Special Education Teacher
High Road School of Harford County/Non-Public
Ellen Callegary, Esq.
Law Offices of Ellen A. Callegary, P.A.
Eugene Chong Qui
Lead Secondary Transition Performance Specialist
Megan Collins (Jones)
Senior Attorney
​Disability Rights Maryland
​James Dean
DORS Client
James Evans
Program Manager II
​Katie Gandy
State Coordinator for Autism Strategy
​Governor's Office of Community Initiatives
​Jade Gingerich
Director of Employment Policy
​Department of Disabilities
​Shanieka Herndon
Coordinator of Transitiion Services
​Office of Special Education Baltimore City Public Schools
​Stephanie Jones
Director of Innovation
​MD Dept. of Health Developmental Disabilities Administration
​Ande Kolp
Executive Director
The Arc of Maryland
​Marlo Lemon
Director of Training
The Parent's Place of Maryland
​Rachel London
Executive Director
​Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
​Katherine Lopez
Bilingual Transitioning Youth & Benefits Coordinator
​The Arc Prince Georges County
​Laura McKenzie
Transition Consultant
​MANSEF/Non-Public Benedictine School
​Reanna Miller
Director of Day & Vocational Services
​Applachian Crossroads
​Shannon Minnick
Deputy Director
​Independence Now
​Sarah Ray
Special Education Teacher
​Worcester County Public Schools


​Mohammed Choudhury
​Dr. Sylvia Lawson
​Scott Dennis

Phil Lasser

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, October 6, 2022  - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Commission Meeting: Session 7 - March 6, 2023

Commission Meeting: Session 6 - February 13, 2023

Commission Meeting: Session 5 - January 23, 2023

      Commission Meeting: Session 4 - December 8, 2022

          Commission Meeting: Session 3 - November 17, 2022

          Commission Meeting: Session 2 - October 26, 2022

              Commission Meeting: Session 1 - October 6, 2022