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Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Families in Anne Arundel County, MD

Providence Center is committed to enriching the lives of the men and women we serve. Below you’ll find resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family members, and the community-at-large.  We hope this information is helpful to you.

ADVOCACY

Advocates for Children and Youth

Advocacy for Children and Youth provides advocacy and impact data as well as personalized stories to help tell the story of Maryland’s children in a simple way. This information is often used by state agencies, legislators and our fellow advocates.

People On the Go Self-Advocates

People On the Go (POG) is a group of advocates with intellectual and developmental challenges who use their voices to be heard and recognized.

TASH
TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families, and advocates.

Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy
Allies in Self-Advocacy shares information and resources on ways to strengthen self-advocacy efforts at both the state and national level.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

AT:LAST

Assistive Technology: Loans, Acquisitions, Services, and Training, Inc. (AT:LAST, Inc.) is a non-profit organization endeavoring to eliminate barriers to the acquisition and effective use of assistive technology (AT) products and services.

Maryland Assistive Technology Network

MATN is a professional learning community of educators and families that share information around assistive technology (AT).

Maryland Assistive Technology Program

The Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) is a program to enhance the lives of all Marylanders with disabilities, older Marylanders, and their families by helping support access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services.​​

 

AUTISM RESOURCES

Caring 4 Our Kids

Caring 4 Our Kids is a resource for parents of kids with ASD.

National Autism Center

National Autism Center is an Autism resource for families.

Operation Autism

Operation Autism is a resource guide for military families

Sesame Street Autism Resources

This initiative offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities.

EDUCATION

Online College Database

College database for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
MSDE provides leadership, support, and accountability for effective systems of public education, library services, and rehabilitation services.

Maryland Learning Links
Maryland Learning Links is a resource for educators and families about issues related to special education and early intervention.

Affordable Colleges Online

Affordable colleges for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Bullying Awareness Guidebook

Guidebook on how to deal with bullying.

FAMILY & CHILDREN

Family Voices
Family Voices provides families with tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a resource on health care.

AbilityPath

Ability path is a resource website for parents

Resources for Caregivers

Resources for those who care for others with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

FUTURE PLANNING

The ABLE Act Fact Sheet

All the information you will need to open an ABLE account.

First Maryland Disability Trust

Trust services that protect, manage and use trust assets for their beneficiaries all while preserving the individual’s benefits eligibility.

Planning Now

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council’s Futures and Estate Planning Guide for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities

Retail Savings Guide for People With Disabilities

A guide which provides a detailed walkthrough of discounts and special offers for individuals with disabilities.

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits.

Special Needs Alliance

Alliance of disability attorneys that support the legal and financial decisions of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Housing

Disability Housing Rights

Individual housing rights for those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)
DHCD manages rental, homeownership and other housing-related programs in Maryland.

Statewide Rental Housing Locator
The Locator is a free service that searches for rental properties throughout Maryland, providing a multitude of important information about each unit. The site provides helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator.

Maryland Housing Search

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s online housing search tool.

INTELLECTUAL / DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AGENCIES

Abilities Network

Alliance, Inc.

American Association on I/DD (AAIDD)

Autism Society of America

Brain Injury Association of America

Cerebral Palsy Group

Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group

Chimes

IMAGE

The League for People with Disabilities

Maryland Department of Disabilities

NADD – For Persons with I/DD and MH Needs

National Down Syndrome Society

Pathfinders For Autism

United Cerebral Palsy

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC provides resources and information on protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
DHMH provides and monitors health care services and programs for the state of Maryland.

My Health Care Notebook
A systematic guide that shows parents of children with children with Special Health Care Needs how to create a health care notebook.

Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD)
RRTCADD provides information and resources on aging with developmental disabilities, age friendly environments, health promotion, and family support.

Lollipop Kids Foundation – Equipment Closet

Lollipop Kids Foundation’s equipment closet functions to collect outgrown/no longer needed DME, refurbish it, and match it to a child in need.

STATE AND LOCAL

Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Maryland Nonprofits

MD Department of Aging

MD Developmental Disabilities Admin. (DDA)

MD State Government

MD Department of Human Resources (DHR)

MD Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH)

Maryland Transitioning Youth

State of Maryland Agencies

TRANSPORTATION/TRAVEL

Maryland Taxi Access

Transportation service available to MTA-certified Mobility customers who meet the eligibly requirements.

Mobility

Apply for Mobility Services in Anne Arundel County.

TSA Cares

Toll-Free helpline for passengers with disabilities and medical conditions that provide information to those who need extra assistance before traveling.

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