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Accessible Resources for Independence
Accessible Resources for Independence, Inc., (ARI) provides support and services to people with disabilities in Anne Arundel and Howard counties in Maryland. Accessible Resources for Independence is a center for independent living (CIL) that is consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, and nonresidential.
Its mission is to maximize the independence of people with disabilities so they enjoy self-directed, productive lives. In carrying out our mission, ARI provides the resources, training, counseling and other assistance needed to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life, strengthen family support systems and assist people with disabilities in becoming integrated into the mainstream of life. 410-636-2274
Adaptive Living Inc
Provides residential and community living support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
www.adaptiveliving.net 410 730 1289
Arc of Baltimore
Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. https://www.thearcbaltimore.org/
Arc of Howard County
Funds programs, such as job training and respite care, to benefit developmentally disabled citizens of Howard County and their families. 410 730 0638
Assistive Technology (AT) Guide for Teams
The purpose of this packet is to guide teams through the assistive technology process. The Arc Baltimore’s Assistive Technology (AT) Department is here to support individuals and their teams in making AT decisions and acquiring needed services and devices to help people achieve their goals. Please consult with the AT Department for support as you work through this process. Any form mentioned in the Guide can be accessed in the Appendix below.
Provides vocational training and educational, rehabilitative and residential support for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
www.athelasinstitute.org 410 964 1241
Center for Social Change
Provides residential programs and training for the developmentally disabled. 410 579 6789
In honor of this year’s 28th anniversary of the ADA, Maryland Department of Disabilities worked with Maryland Public Television (MPT) to create a brief video promoting inclusive hiring practices. In a variety of scenarios, business owners and employers present their personal appeal about the benefits of inclusive hiring practices. It’s a win-win for employers and employees. Special thanks to our co-sponsor, Developmental Disabilities Administration
Check out the youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FZHxm5tOU4
Howard County Office on Aging and Independence
Principal agency that coordinates programs and services for adults with disabilities in Howard County. Specifically, the Office administers the Maryland Access Point of Howard County which helps with: Guidance with Assistance and Benefits, Referrals to Programs and Services and Plans for the Future. 410-313-1234 (voice/relay) www.marylandaccesspoint.info
Howard County Autism Society
Serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and their communities by providing information, support, and advocacy; by promoting awareness of autism that values the dignity and uniqueness of each individual; and by working to improve the quality of and access to services and to educational opportunities. http://www.howard-autism.org/410 290 3466
Howard County’s Office of Transportation
Offers free fixed-route fares to individuals with disabilities and administers the Paratransit Program, which provides curb-to-curb service for individuals with disabilities who cannot use existing bus service. 1-800-270-9553
Howard County Public School System
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Not-for-profit organization serving children, adolescents, adults and seniors with disabilities through many areas of human services, including mental health, workforce development services, vocational, neuro-rehabilitation, developmental disabilities and services for the deaf.
www.humanim.com 410 381 7171
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source for free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working towards practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
askjan.org 800 526 7234
Runs a school and provides residential services for children with emotional disorders, especially autism. Offers residential and employment services for adults with autism.
www.linwoodcenter.org 410 465 1352
Maryland Centers for Independent Living
Centers for Independent Living teach skills of independence, advocacy training and offer technology resources. Each Center provides a mix of services dependent on community needs. Please check for the center that works with your county and contact them for more information.
- For Anne Arundel & Howard Counties:
Accessible Resources for Independence, Inc.
Katie Collins-Ihrke, Executive Director
1406-B Crain Hwy South, Suite 206
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
- For Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worchester Counties:
Bay Area Center for Independent Living (BACIL)
Katherine Jones – Executive Director
909 Progress Circle, Suite 300
Salisbury, MD 21804
- For Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties:
Independence Now, Inc.
Sarah Sorensen, Executive Director
12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20904
- For Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties:
Resources for Independence, Inc.
Lori Magruder, Executive Director
735 East Oldtown Rd
Cumberland, MD 21502
- For Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s Counties:
Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living
Lidiya Belyovska, Executive Director
38588 Brett Way, Suite 1
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
- For Carroll & Frederick Counties
The Freedom Center, Inc.
550 Highland St., Suite 150
Frederick, MD 21701
- For Baltimore City, Baltimore & Harford Counties:
The Image Center of Maryland
Michael Bullis, Executive Director
300 East. Joppa Road, Suite 312
Towson Maryland 21286
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Planning Now is a comprehensive, easy to use futures and estate planning guide for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Future & estates planning includes envisioning a desired future for your child. Topics covered include financial and healthcare benefits, wills, trusts, tax considerations, financial planning, and others. For more information and access to a free copy of this guide go to: http://www.md-council.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Planning-Now-Flyer-in-English-Sept-2018.pdf
Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP)
The Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) is a program run by the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Our mission is to enhance the lives of all Marylanders with disabilities, older Marylanders, and their families by helping support access to assistive technology (AT) devices through AT demonstrations, device loans, trainings, and financing. http”//www.mdtap.org
- MDTAP AT Library Tours
Would you like to see some of the newest AT on the market?
Would you like to talk with an assistive technology specialist to learn more?
Schedule a customized tour of the AT library to learn about how AT can best help you, your friends, your family or your clients!
To schedule a tour, contact Lori Markland at email@example.com or 410-554-9477
Resource Connections Inc.
Works with you to secure the services you need to assist you live the life you choose. We receive our referrals from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and work with you as you pursue eligibility determination. We provide services to those on the Waiting List or Resource Coordination and Community Pathways Waiver enrollment. Tel: 301 429 9300 or go to www.resconnect.org
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
- DDA Overview
- Waiting List
- Coordinators of Community Services
- Person Centered Planning