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Motorcycle ride to benefit Spectrum Support

Motorcycle ride to benefit Spectrum Support
By Jennifer LB Leese
Staff Writer

Spectrum Support, a day habilitation center in Hagerstown, will be holding their first ever Rockin' Ride on June 9, 2012 at Dimensions (132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown). Rockin' Ride is a motorcycle ride put together by Spectrum Support in Hagerstown meant to raise money for their programs, and to spread knowledge about who they are and what they do. Bring the family, as this is sure to be a day of fun for the entire community!
Pre-registration is from 10-Noon; stands up at 12:15, and bikes return between 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Participants can look forward to a scenic motorcycle ride, car show, children's activities, raffle, 50/50, as well as door prizes. Food is provided by Dimensions Dining & Catering and The Cruisers will perform between 4 and 6 p.m. Your admission of $30 per person for same day admission, $15 per person for non-riders, and $5 for kids, includes a motorcycle ride, band, car show, raffle, and food. Monies raised will go to Spectrum Support.
Spectrum Support provides supports in Baltimore, Columbia, Sykesville, Frederick, Hagerstown, and Cumberland to people with developmental disabilities who reside in state psychiatric hospitals. Many of the individuals they support have a dual diagnosis that includes bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia or depression. Spectrum Support provides support, primarily to adults, in a work setting, from their own homes, or to those who live with their families.
Spectrum Support recognizes that all people should have the right to live in their community with the support they need. Adults with developmental disabilities should have the opportunity to lifestyles and opportunities just as other members of their community.
Spectrum Support began in 1989 by Ron and Dena Ward Clayton with the goal of providing life skills programming for individuals who were inappropriately housed.
Their message statement is clear: "Transitioning, training, and promoting personal growth with individuals who have developmental, psychiatric, behavioral, and physical disabilities by building upon their individual strengths. Individuals will be encouraged to reach their potential at school, at work, in the place of residence, and in the community; thereby, enhancing self-esteem as well as value and position in society."
The community Spectrum Support strives to offer its consumers is made up of many parts; volunteers, employees, and employers. Volunteers are needed to assist in providing supports to individuals, telephone fundraising and solicitation, handiwork at individual homes, and to assist with special events, etc. Call today!
If you're looking to "support" Spectrum Support residents by having them come to your place of business for an hour or so, call the Hagerstown office at 301-791-1242, fax them at 301-791-4841, email Corey Domer:, or visit the Spectrum Support website at to find a location nearest you.

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