Transition/Adult Services

To see an alphabetical list of all our resources click here

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
www.arinow.org

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
www.archoward.org

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.

AT Guide for Teams.

AT Guide Appendix

Athelas Institute

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
www.centerforsocialchange.org

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

Check out these great resources.

https://www.hcpss.org/special-education/college-career-readiness-disabilities/

Humanim 

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

JAN

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

Linwood Center 

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 Access Point

Offers information about a wealth of community services. Searches can be made by county at  https://www.marylandaccesspoint.info/consumer/connect.php

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.

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 lmarkland@mdtap.org 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)

Is the principle funder of community supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland. Understanding key aspects of the DDA service system, including rules, rights, processes, and timelines is essential to accessing the supports an individual needs and wants. With over 17,000 people receiving services from the DDA service system and another 4,800 on a waiting list for services, having that information easily available is critical.
To ensure that availability, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, Disability Rights Maryland, and the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities worked together to produce four informational sheets on specific topics related to the DDA and its services:
  • DDA Overview
  • Waiting List
  • Coordinators of Community Services
  • Person Centered Planning
Together, they a provide primer on the DDA service system for people with developmental disabilities, families, advocates, school system personnel, and others who want to understand and use those services.
The informational sheets are available in English and Spanish. You can download them from the Council’s Publications page.