Director's Letter

A Message From the Executive Director
Since 1966, Scott Key Center has been providing support to people with developmental disabilities. The Scott Key Center has been a division of the the Frederick County Health Department since 1982, and provides services to residents of Frederick County who are ages 21 and over with developmental disabilities. Employment opportunities are provided to meet the person's individual needs, whether it is employment that is competitive, supported employment, or vocational training. 

Employment opportunities are provided are the Scott Key Center are at various businesses throughout Frederick County. Businesses employing people from the Scott Key Center include Hood College, McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Sleep Inn, Lintini's Pizzeria Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, Roy Rodgers in Frederick and Brunswick, Frederick County Public Libraries in Brunswick, Middletown, and Walkersville, Buckingham's Choice, JC Penney, SAIC, Griff's Landing, Gemini Hair Salon and Weis Markets. 

Janitorial services are provided to 22 county government facilities and 8 private entities. The Scott Key Center also produces goods and services that can be purchased. These goods include Marvel welcome mats, prints and cards from art-work, bulk mailing, toner cartridge remanufacturing, document shredding, and horticultural services. 

Scott Key Center is licensed and accredited by the Maryland State Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Division of Rehabilitation Services of the Maryland State Department of Education and the Developmental Disabilities Administration. 

Through innovative and creative approaches, the Scott Key Center strives to provide more customized employment for people. This approach includes refining the job development process, taking a legitimate look at self-employment as a career option. 

By taking calculated risks, and implementing new ideas to provide more work options for people, the Scott Key Center will Continue to be driving force in advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. 

Sean M. Lore, MA 
Executive Director