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Abilities Network



8503 Lasalle Road
Towson, MD 21286



Special needs categories: Disability Services
Comments:

Coalition of agencies serving people with disabilities in the Maryland/D.C./Northern Virginia Area. Programs include Project ACT and Healthy Families Baltimore County.

Phone: 800-492-2523, 800-735-2258 (TTY)

Advocates for Children and Youth



One N. Charles Street, Suite 2400
Baltimore, MD 21201


info@acy.org
Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

Advocacy services for education, health, family support, and prevention.

Phone: 410-5­47-9200

Anne Arundel County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Office



2666 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Jill Bezek

disabilities_info@aacounty.org
Special needs categories: Information and Referrals
Comments:

Provides information and referral, advocacy, and training on disability issues.

Phone: 410-222-4383, 410-222-4355 (TTY)

Archdiocese of Baltimore, Office of Disabilities Ministry



320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Pat Ashby

pashby@archbalt.org
Special needs categories: Religious Education, Programs and Services
Comments:

Special religious education classes for children with special needs. Parent meetings and adult education courses provide opportunities for parents to discuss special problems that children may have in religious education.

Phone: 410-547-5372

Baltimore County Crisis Response



1205 York Road, Suite 29
Lutherville, MD 21093



Special needs categories: Suicide and Crisis Intervention Helplines and Hotlines
Comments:

Provides Baltimore County residents who are in crisis with assistance assessing supportive community resources.

Phone: 410-931-2214

Baltimore Crisis Response





info@bcresponse.org
Special needs categories: Suicide and Crisis Intervention Helplines and Hotlines
Comments:

Provides Baltimore City residents who are in crisis with assistance assessing supportive community resources. MD Relay Dial 711.

Phone: 410-433-5175

Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation



6601 Frederick Road
Baltimore, MD 21228
Maryanne Davis

info@believeintomorrow.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Offers pediatric respite and hospital housing including The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins, which provides overnight accommodations to critically ill children and their families; The House at St. Casimir, which focuses exclusively on the long-term housing needs of pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and their immediate family members, as well as respite housing in both beach and mountain settings.

Phone: 800-933-5470

Bello Machre, Inc.



7765 Freetown Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Kathy Kathy

info@bellomachre.org
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities throughout Maryland. Services are provided in your home or in one of our 58 community homes.

Phone: 410-255-3805

C.H.A.N.G.E., Inc.



115 Stoner Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157


info@changeinc.cc
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Services for children with developmental disabilities in their own home or the home of a respite care worker. Two-hour night care for children with developmental disabilities and their siblings.

Canine Companions for Independence



286 Middle Island Road, Medford, NY 11763
Jessica Reiss


Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Provides highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities other than blindness.

Phone: 800-572-BARK(2275)

Caring Communities



1341 West Liberty Road, Sykesville, Md. 21784
Mona Freedman

info@caringcommunities.org
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Registry of respite care providers, parent-to-parent support, respite care training for teens ages 14 and up and adults, program to train camp counselors to assist campers with disabilities.

Phone: 410-549-5707, 866-227-4644

Caring Hands, Inc.



41 North Philadelphia Blvd, Aberdeen, Maryland 21001


caringoffice@cs.com
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Services provided in one of the agency’s homes or in the home of the individual needing services. Short-term or long-term care available.

Casey Cares Foundation



3918 Vero Road, Suite C, Baltimore, Md. 21227
Erin Ritter

caseycares@caseycaresfoundation.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Programs for children 18 years and under who are critically and chronically ill requiring frequent medical attention and their families.

Catholic Charities



320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Md. 21201


info@cc-md.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Broad range of services to various groups including individuals with disabilities.

Phone: 667-600-2000

Catholic Charities Respite Care



320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


info@cc-md.org
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Variety of programs.

Phone: 667-600-2000

Center for Jewish Education



5708 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21215


info@cjebaltimore.org
Special needs categories: Religious Education, Programs and Services
Comments:

Works to help educate students with special needs. Assists special education students with the preparation of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah in coordination with rabbis, cantors, and principals. Sunday School and Disabilities awareness programs.

Phone: 410-735-5000

Center for Technology in Education



6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, Md. 21046
Carol Hermann

chermann@jhu.edu
Special needs categories: Assistive Technology (AT)
Comments:

Project of Johns Hopkins University and MSDE. Research, development, and training in the use of technology to professionals and consumers. Information for parents about instructional and assistance for children with special needs.

Children’s Roads to Recovery, Inc.



2113 Rockhaven Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21228


ctr@comcast.net
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Provides transportation and lodging to families who have a child who suffers from cancer or life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Phone: 410-750-1300

Chimes



4815 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215


chimesweb@chimes.org
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

We offer an 11 month non-graded educational program to students ages 5 to 21 and a new special education program for students in elementary school, grades K – 3. Adults services include day, vocational, residential and employment options.

Phone: 410-358-6400

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)



PO Box 6767
Towson, MD 21285



Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Organization of attorneys, advocates, and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities. Does not provide direct services or individual advocacy.

Phone: 844-426-7224

Creative Chance



Amanda Taylor

CreativeChanceBaltimore@gmail.com
Special needs categories: Disability Services
Comments:

Promoting, educating, and creating opportunities within the arts for people of all abilities in the Baltimore area.

Departments of Social Services






Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Links and contact information for Departments of Social Services for every county in Maryland.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene






Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Offers referrals and funding for respite services.

Phone: 410-767-5600

Disability Rights Maryland



1500 Union Avenue; Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21211



Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

Protects and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. Publishes a free handbook Special Education Rights and Wrongs.

Phone: 410-727-6352 ext. 0

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), MSDE



2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


dors@maryland.gov
Special needs categories: Disability Services, Transition
Comments:

Federal-state program providing leadership and support promoting employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities. Provides services to students transitioning from school to vocational training and/or work.

Phone: 410-554-9442, 888-554-0334, 443-798-2840 (VP)

Division of State Documents (State of Maryland), Office of the Secretary of State



16 Francis Street, Annapolis
Annapolis, MD 21401



Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

COMAR available at www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/ (updated biweekly.) Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), the compilation of Maryland administrative regulations, available online.

Phone: 410-974-2486, 800-633-9657

Dr. Desmond Kaplan, Board Certified Psychiatrist



1314 Bedford Ave., Ste. 214
Pikesville, MD 21208
Dr. Desmond Kaplan

dmkpsychiatrist@gmail.com
Special needs categories: Health
Comments:

Dr. Desmond Kaplan specializes in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry. He is a board certified Psychiatrist, and a nationally recognized expert in Autism and developmental disabilities. Dr. Kaplan is a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland. Private pay practice.

Phone: 443-940-0023

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project (ECMH)



200 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595



Special needs categories: Child Care
Comments:

Service to support the ability of staff, programs and families to prevent, identify, treat and reduce the impact of social, emotional and other mental health problems among children birth through 5 years of age.

Phone: 410-767-0100

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor



22242 Bay Shore Road
Chestertown, MD 21620


contact@esdel.org
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Weekend respite care available for families with children with special needs.

Phone: 410-778-0566

Family and Kinship Navigators Services





mkogan1@cc-md.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Empower other families caring for children with special needs by providing individual family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral, and follow-up.

Phone: Anne Arundel County, 800-485-0041; Baltimore City, 410-235-6340; Baltimore County, 410-252-4700 x117

Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC



7120 Minstrel Way, Suite 202
Columbia, MD 21045
Sarah Novak-Nesbitt

michael@flagfamilylaw.com
Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

Providing family representation and consultations to parents with special education children. Assistance with IEP’, 504 plans, due process hearings and other family law matters. Satellite offices in Towson and Gaithersburg.

Phone: 410-884-0400

Family Support Network–A Service of the Maryland Infants & Toddlers Program






Special needs categories: Family Support and Training, Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Information about community resources to families with children age birth-3 with developmental delays or disabilities. Refers families to local support groups, workshops, and advocacy groups. Provides opportunities for families to network and share ideas.

Family Tree



2108 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218


info@familytree.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Provides programs, services, and support for the job of being an effective parent. Family Stress Line, 24-hour statewide crisis line, 800-243-7337

Phone: 410-889-2300

First Maryland Disability Trust



1400 Front Avenue, Suite 303
Lutherville, MD 21093
Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

It is the mission of The First Maryland Disability Trust, Inc. to enhance the quality of life, autonomy and dignity of Marylanders with disabilities by offering cost effective trust services to protect, manage and use trust assets for our beneficiaries while preserving their eligibility for public and private benefits.

Phone: 410-296-4408

First Step Youth Services



500 Redland Court, Suite 204
Owings Mills, MD 21117



Special needs categories: Suicide and Crisis Intervention Helplines and Hotlines
Comments:

Youth employment and GED program for students ages 14 to 21. Offering GED prep classes, life skills, and career readiness classes.

Phone: 410-581-7800

Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC



1400 Front Avenue, Suite 200
Lutherville, MD 21093
Kandace Scherr

kscherr@frankelderlaw.com
Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Frank, Frank & Scherr assists persons with disabilities of all ages. Their attorneys prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Living Wills and Special Needs Trusts. They also specialize in Medicaid eligibility planning and asset protection, Estate Administration, Veterans Benefits and Guardianship.

Phone: 410-337-8900

Get Connected Family Resource Center



255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 204
Westminster, MD 21157


karenk@getconnected.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training, Advocacy, Information and Referrals
Comments:

Free service for Carroll County families to help them learn, navigate, and manage systems of care for their children with special needs.

Phone: 410-871-0008

Governor’s Office for Children



100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032



Special needs categories: Information and Referrals
Comments:

Refers families of children with special needs in need of assistance to appropriate organizations.

Phone: 410-697-9235

Grassroots Crisis Center/Howard County



6700 Freetown Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044


info@grassrootscrisis.org
Special needs categories: Suicide and Crisis Intervention Helplines and Hotlines
Comments:

24-hour Crisis hotline: 410-531-6677

Center Phone: 410-531-6006

Healthcare Access Maryland, Inc.



201 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202



Special needs categories: Health
Comments:

Help for getting health care for children, including those with special needs.

Phone: 410-649-0521

Infants and Toddlers Program, MSDE, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention



200 West Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Brian Morrison

Brian.morrison@maryland.gov
Special needs categories: Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Directs a family-centered system of early intervention services for young children ages birth-3 with developmental delays and disabilities and their families under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Phone: 410-767-0863

Jewish Community Services



5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltmore, MD 21215


www.jcsbaltimore.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Offers a diversified range of services for persons with disabilities.

Phone: 410-466-9200, 800-735-2258 (TTY)

Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Education Centers (Judy Centers)



Various MD Locations



Special needs categories: Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Combines a variety of early childhood services and resources at a single location. Many are housed in elementary schools. For list of centers and contact information: http://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/2/judycentercoordinatorlistwebsitefeb2015_.pdf

Phone: 410-767-0100

Kennedy Krieger Institute



707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205


info@kennedykrieger.org
Special needs categories: Disability Services
Comments:

Offers evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.

Phone: 443-923-9200

Kennedy Krieger Institute



707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205


info@kennedykrieger.org
Special needs categories: Health
Comments:

Evaluation and treatment for children with learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, and other conditions.

Phone: 443-923-9200

Kennedy Krieger Institute



707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205


info@kennedykrieger.org
Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Respite for families who have children with special needs.

Phone: 443-923-9200

Kodem Kol



Naomi Shabtai


Special needs categories: Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Provides training and services in Baltimore City’s Orthodox community for infants and toddlers who are eligible for early intervention services and their families. Sponsored by Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Baltimore Infants and Toddlers Program.

Phone: 410-298-7000

Learning Independence Through Computers (LINC)



2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218



Special needs categories: Assistive Technology (AT)
Comments:

Provides access to computer technology including a software loan library, open lab hours, and telephone technical services.

Phone: 410-554-9134

Lighthouse



60 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228


lighthouse@lighthousemd.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

A youth and family center providing counseling, workshops, and referrals in the southwest Baltimore County area.

Phone: 410-788-5483

LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Service



1001 Eastern Avenue, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202


specialneeds@marylandfamilynetwork.org
Special needs categories: Child Care
Comments:

Helps find safe and reliable care in your neighborhood or near your workplace.

Phone: 800-999-0120

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic



9475 Deereco Road, Deer Park Center Suite 306
Timonium, MD 21093



Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Fulfills wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Phone: 410-453-9430

Making Choices for Independent Living (MCIL)



3011 Montebello Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21214


mcil@mcil-md.org
Special needs categories: Transition
Comments:

Services to help empower persons with disabilities to lead self-directed, independent, and productive lives in the community. Serves Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties.

Phone: 410-444-1400, 888-560-2221, TTY use 711

MANSEF: Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities



P.O. Box 6815
Baltimore, MD 21285-6815


mansef@aol.com
Special needs categories: Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Organization of nonpublic special education facilities approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Phone: 410-938-4413

Maryland Assn. of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY)



1500 Union Avenue, #2500
Baltimore, MD 21211


manager@marfy.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Provides training, a conference, newsletter, and frequent day-long seminars in different locations around the state.

Phone: 410-727-6367, option 4

Maryland Coalition for Families for Children’s Mental Health



10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 234
Columbia, MD 21044


info@mdcoalition.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Organization dedicated to building a family-driven network of information and support and improving services in all systems of care for children, youth and their families. Offers leadership training for parents.

Phone: 410-730-8267

Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE)



6810 Deerpath Road, Suite #300
Elkridge, MD 21075


mcie@mcie.org
Special needs categories: Advocacy, Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Advocates for the rights of children with disabilities for placement in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Dedicated to the inclusion of children with disabilities in their neighborhood schools.

Phone: 410-859-5400

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


dhmh.health.md@maryland.gov
Special needs categories: Disability Services
Comments:

Information, referral and services through local health departments.

Phone: Anne Arundel: 410-222-7095; Baltimore City: 410-396-3835; Baltimore County: 410-887-2243; Carroll County: 410-876-2152; Harford County: 410-838-1500; Howard County: 410-313-2022; Statewide; 877-463-3464.

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council



217 E. Redwood Street, Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD 21202



Special needs categories: Early Intervention and Special Education, Financial and Life Planning
Comments:

Several education-related projects including Inclusive Education: Accelerating Systems Change, which supports parents in Maryland who seek inclusive educational opportunities for their children in neighborhood schools.

Phone: 410-767-3670, Relay: 711

Maryland Disabilities Forum



10270 Old Columbia Rd. Suite 100
Ellicott City, MD 21046


info@mddforum.org
Special needs categories: Information and Referrals
Comments:

Coalition of organizations providing information and referrals.

Phone: 443-539-0178

Maryland Family Network



1001 Eastern Avenue, Second Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202


info@marylandfamilynetwork.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Coordinates Maryland’s network of community-based Family Support Centers.

Phone: 410-659-7701

Maryland Family Voices



801 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061


info@ppmd.org
Special needs categories: Family Support and Training, Health
Comments:

Education and advocacy project of The Parents’ Place of Maryland, Inc. Trains parents in leadership skills and educates them about healthcare issues. Advocacy, representation, and information in matters dealing with health care for children with special needs.

Phone: 1-800-394-5694

Maryland Legal Aid






Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Full legal services to low-income individuals and children.

Maryland Medical Assistance






Special needs categories: Health
Comments:

Provides help for parents having difficulty paying for health care for their child.

Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Project (MDSNAP)



Center for Jewish Education
Martha Goodman

mdsnap@cjebaltimore.org
Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

Offers free educational advocacy for Jewish families in the greater Baltimore area. Will help parents prepare for IEP meetings and accompany them to meetings.

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)



200 West Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595



Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Publishes Guidelines for Maryland Special Education Mediation/Due Process Hearings in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalon, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Phone: 410-767-0100

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services



200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Marcella Franczkowski

marcella.franczkowski@maryland.gov
Special needs categories: Advocacy, Early Intervention and Special Education, Transition
Comments:

Monitors local education agencies for compliance with state and federal laws. Will provide a copy of IDEA, COMAR and Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Collaborates with families, local early intervention systems, and local school systems to ensure that all children and youth with disabilities have access to appropriate services and educational opportunities to which they are entitled under federal and state laws. Transition Planning and Anticipated Services in the Individualized Education Program(IEP).

Phone: 410-767-0238

Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP)



2301 Argonne Drive, Rm. T-17
Baltimore, MD 21218


mdtap@mdtap.org
Special needs categories: Assistive Technology (AT)
Comments:

Information, demonstration, and short-term equipment loans for assistive technology. Additional resources to assist individuals with disabilities including funding guidance. Low-interest loans may be available for assistive technology.

Phone: 410-554-9230

Maryland Transitioning Youth



217 E. Redwood Street, Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD 21202



Special needs categories: Transition
Comments:

Information and resources for transition planning, post secondary education, employment services, and more.

Phone: 410-767-3660

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service



201 North Charles Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201


info@mvlslaw.org
Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Matches low-income individuals with volunteer lawyers for legal assistance in civil legal matters.

Phone: 410-539-6800

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline






Special needs categories: Suicide and Crisis Intervention Helplines and Hotlines
Comments:

Phone: 1-800-422-0009

Maryland Youth Leadership Forum



12301 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904


info@innow.org
Special needs categories: Transition
Comments:

Identifies high school students with disabilities who have demonstrated qualities—leadership potential, academic success, and involvement in their school and community – and provide them with training and experiences.

Phone: 240-638-0065

Mentor Maryland



5720 Executive Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228
Ashleigh Athen

ashleigh.athen@thementornetwork.com
Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

MENTOR Maryland serves children and adolescents who are facing a range of challenges and their families. The home- and community-based services that make up our continuum of care are personalized to meet the unique needs of each individual we serve. Whether the child has emotional and behavioral challenges or complex medical conditions, we offer the service or mix of services to help them reach their full potential.

Phone: 410-455-4640

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center



401 N. Washington Street, Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850
Karen Goss

adainfo@transcen.org
Special needs categories: Information and Referrals
Comments:

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV). If you are outside of this area, please visit the ADA National Network (link is external) to locate your regional center.

We are part of the ADA National Network, which consists of ten regional centers located throughout the United States that provide personalized assistance to educate the public about the ADA. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource for obtaining information and guidance on compliance with the requirements of the ADA.

Phone: 800-949-4232 (Voice and TTY)

NeuroBehavioral Associates



5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 320
Columbia, MD 21044
Demetria Riddlespurger

dlr@nbatests.com
Special needs categories: Health, Assessment Services
Comments:

NeuroBehavioral Associates is a specialty practice serving children, adolescents and adults with known or suspected attention, learning, or neurodevelopmental disorders. Our practice provides comprehensive neuropsychological consultation and assessment, referral services, and educational consultation.

Phone: 410-772-7155

No Boundaries Assistive Technology Center



Executive Plaza III, Suite 1100, 11350 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031


info@unified.org
Special needs categories: Assistive Technology (AT)
Comments:

Provides assessment, therapy, and training for children and adults with communication and computer-access difficulties with any type of disability. Staffed with licensed speech-language pathologists who specialize in assistive technology.

Phone: 410-484-4540

Office for Genetics and Children with Special Health Care Needs



201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201



Special needs categories: Health
Comments:

Specialty medical and rehabilitative care for children with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.

Phone: 410-767-6730

Office of Administrative Hearings



11101 Gilroy Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031



Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Conducts due process hearings in cases involving the IDEA. Website has information about hearing procedures.

Phone: 410-229-4100

PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Comprehensive Therapy Center



7000 Tudsbury Road
Baltimore, MD 21244



Special needs categories: Disability Services
Comments:

Affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute. Promotes the development of young children with special needs and their families through specialized services for age 6 weeks – 5 yrs.

Phone: 410-298-7000 (extension 41928), 410-448-7367 (TTY)

Parents’ Place of Maryland



801 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061


info@ppmd.org
Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources, Family Support and Training, Advocacy
Comments:

Offers information, referral services, technical assistance, parent education seminars, and workshops for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Phone: 410-768-9100 (Voice/TTD)

Partners for Success: Resource Centers for Families and Schools





partnersforsuccess@smcps.org
Special needs categories: Advocacy, Early Intervention and Special Education, Family Support and Training
Comments:

Support for families of children ages 3-21 with disabilities, with answers about special education services, parent trainings, support groups, help in planning for transitions.

Phone:
Anne Arundel County: 410-222-3805; Baltimore City: 443-642-4221; Baltimore County: 410-887-5443; Carroll County: 410-751-3955; Harford County: 410-273-5579; Howard County: 410-313-716; Statewide: 800-535-0182

Pathways Program






Special needs categories: Transition
Comments:

Collaborative effort of the MSDE, DORS and CCBC Disability Support Services to facilitate the transition for students with ASD to post secondary education.

Preschool Partners MSDE, Div. of Early Intervention






Special needs categories: Early Intervention and Special Education
Comments:

Assists parents of children ages 3-5 with disabilities to fully participate in planning early intervention and special education services for their child.

Project Access



Howard Community College
Columbia, MD
Dr. Linda Schnapp

lschnapp@howardcc.edu
Special needs categories: Transition
Comments:

Facilitates the transition of high school students with disabilities into postsecondary education, to increase the success rate and retention of freshman students with disabilities at Howard Community College.

Phone: 443-518-4625

Project All Children Together (ACT)



8503 LaSalle Road
Towson, MD 21286



Special needs categories: Child Care
Comments:

Educates caregivers of children with disabilities.

Phone: 410-828-7700

Public Justice Center



1 North Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201


info@publicjustice.org
Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Dedicated to expanding the legal rights of the under-represented through litigation, client and public education, and policy and legislative advocacy. Focused primarily on significant civil rights and anti-poverty issues.

Phone: 410-625-9409

Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute



801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205


resourcefinder@kennedykrieger.org
Special needs categories: Information and Referrals
Comments:

The goal of the Resource Finder is to inform consumers, families, and professionals about community services, trainings, research, and other information on developmental disabilities and related disorders across the lifespan. This is accomplished through ways that would best suit the customer such as telephone, email, conferences, printed materials, video, and other methods.

Phone: 800-390-3372, TTY MD Relay 711

Ronald McDonald House Charities



635 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201



Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Provides housing for seriously ill children and families while they are being treated in a hospital. Families who may need services should contact the hospital where the child is being treated or call the Ronald McDonald House closest to the hospital.

Phone: 410-528-1010

Safe Kids Maryland



654 West Pratt Street, Room 432
Baltimore, MD 21201


cwright@miemss.org
Special needs categories: Transportation / Auto Safety
Comments:

Information on general car seat safety, car seat safety for children with special needs, and recalls, as well as general injury prevention information. State Coordinator: MD Emergency Medical Services for Children, MD Institute for Emergency Medicine.

Phone: 410-706-1758

Sibling Support Programs/Sibshops






Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Programs dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. Website lists sties for local Sibshops.

Social Security Administration






Special needs categories: Family Support and Training
Comments:

Information about benefits for children with disabilities.

Special Education Citizen's Advisory Council - AA Co.






Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

Established by local school systems to seek meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, educators, and administrators on local issues concerning the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee Balt Co.





BaltoCo-SECAC@yahoo.com
Special needs categories: Advocacy
Comments:

Established by local school systems to seek meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, educators, and administrators on local issues concerning the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

Phone: 410-767-0249

The Arc Maryland



130 Lubrano Drive, Suite 212
Annapolis, MD 21401



Special needs categories: Respite Services, Child Care, Disability Services, Advocacy
Comments:

Statewide advocacy organization assisting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland. Contact information for county chapters on website.

Phone: 410-571-9320

The Children's Spot



8815 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 4/5
Columbia, MD 21045
Angela Liston


Special needs categories: Disability Services
Comments:

The Children’s SPOT offers Speech, Occupational and Applied Behavioral Analysis programming for children with a variety of cognitive disorders and developmental delays, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Phone: 877-776-8502

The Coordinating Center



8531 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108



Special needs categories: Health
Comments:

Care coordination services for children and adolescents with complex medical needs.

Phone: 410-987-1048

Transition Program for Visually Impaired Students



MD School for Blind, 3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236


kellyk@mdschblind.org
Special needs categories: Transition
Comments:

Transition program for visually impaired high school students interested in attending college. Activities designed to simulate college classes and college experiences.

Phone: 410-444-5000

U.S. Department of Education IDEA Page






Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 with updates, amendments, and final regulations, plus an overview of the Act and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

V-LINC



2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218



Special needs categories: Assistive Technology (AT)
Comments:

Provides access to technology via a Loan Library as well as information on commercially hardware/software. Also a service that matches people who need custom adaptive devices with volunteer engineers who can create them.

Phone: 410-554-9134

Villa Maria



2300 Dulaney Valley Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093



Special needs categories: Respite Services
Comments:

Services for children ages 6-12 with mental health diagnoses.

Phone: 410-252-6343

World of Care, PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs



7000 Tudsbury Road
Baltimore, MD 21244


Holloway@kennedykrieger.org
Special needs categories: Child Care
Comments:

Inclusive child care center and preschool program that gives priority to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years who are medically fragile, developmentally delayed, or disabled. Equipped to serve children with special healthcare needs.

Phone: 410-298-9280

Wrightslaw





webmaster@wrightslaw.com
Special needs categories: Legal/Mediation Resources
Comments:

Website with articles, cases, newsletter, and other information about special education law.

Yellow Pages for Kids






Special needs categories: Information and Referrals
Comments:

Website with resources for families of children with special needs.