On September 21, Director of Government Affairs for Maryland and Delaware Shannon Gahs was awarded the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) Public Policy Achievement Award for her tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of children and adults with disabilities. She was recognized for her work in helping draft HB 1696, which forces the state to explore access-to-care issues prevalent in Maryland. The bill has been passed and signed by the governor, and a taskforce is currently working towards recommending solutions to the state legislature. Shannon’s work, in collaboration with MNCHA, Delegate Kirill Reznik, and Senator Steve Waugh, was instrumental to this bill’s success. Congratulations to Shannon and our Maryland advocates on this much-deserved recognition!