Andrew Cohen has been selected as the recipient of the Hamilton Relay 2014 Deaf Community Leader Award for the state of Maryland. Andrew is a true asset to the Deaf-Blind community as demonstrated by his dedication and contributions to organizations and associations throughout the state.
Andrew is committed to encouraging individuals who are Deaf-Blind to value and maintain their independence and is active in connecting members of the community to as many resources as possible. Specifically, he was instrumental in establishing a relationship between the DeafBlind Camp of Maryland and the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Andrew has served on the board of the DeafBlind Camp of Maryland since 2011. As a member of the board, he keeps the needs of individuals first as he develops activities for camp. Andrew uses his technological expertise to develop and maintain the camp’s website. He has also coordinated logistics for the camp’s annual Tech Expo and is working to establish an online version of the camp application to increase accessibility for all users.
In addition to his work with the DeafBlind Camp of Maryland, Andrew has contributed to the community by supporting the American Association of the Deaf-Blind, including a Deaf Awareness Week presentation at the Community College of Baltimore County in 2012. He sits on the board for the Maryland State Rehabilitation Council as well as the DeafBlind sub-committee for the Maryland Advisory Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He was also the president of the Metro Washington Association of the Deaf-Blind from 2011 to 2013. Andrew has served as an excellent role model for young individuals who are Deaf or Deaf-Blind. He meets every challenge with enthusiasm and is truly committed to serving the community.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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