Resource Links

The Arc- Local, State and National Information and referral, supports, and public policy advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilties and their families

The Arc Baltimore
The Arc Carroll County
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
The Arc of Frederick County
The Arc Howard County
The Arc Montgomery County
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
The Arc Prince George's County
The Arc Southern Maryland
The Arc of Washington County

The Arc Maryland

The Arc United States

Adaptive Equipment

How to Obtain Communication Devices from Medical Assistance by Disability Rights Maryland

Walkin' and Rollin': A Guide to Mobility for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Catherine A. Raggio, M.Ed. Personal Advocate, October, 2016. This article discusses the value of continued physical activity when possible, and two professionals to involve to assure the proper size and fit of your new wheelchair.

Autism Support

Adult Autism Resource Group

Autism Caregiver

Autism Society Affiliates in Maryland

Pathfinders for Autism


ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Account Presentation by Brian Cox, Executive Director of Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council on the new national program offering people with disabilities an opportunity to save for future disability related expenses without effecting eligiblity for benefits (up to $14,000/year with $100,000 account maximum). November 5, 2016, By Their Side's Annual Meeting of Families.

Future and Estate Planning

Maryland and National Future and Estate Planning Resources

Health and Wellness

American Association on Health and Disabilities

National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities

Information and Referral

Arc of Frederick County Fact Sheets Including topics such as Medical Decision Making, Selecting a Provider Agency, How to Negotiate with a Provider Agency, Supplemental Social Security Income.

Baltimore County Family Navigator

Resource Finder at the Kennedy Kreiger Institute

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Parents Place of Maryland


Disability Rights Maryland (formerly Maryland Disability Law Center) with publications on topics such as special education, Social Security and Medicaid for working adults, developmental disabilities, and voting.

Special Needs Trust Attorneys in Maryland Statewide listing maintained by The Arc of Frederick County. Note: this is not a comprehensive list.

Guardianship and It's Alternatives - A Handbook on Maryland Law By Joan O'Sullivan, Esq. Published by the University of Maryland School of Law and Maryland State Bar Association.

Maryland State Funded Services for People with I/DD

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration Including DDA application, Regional offices, and listing of Coordination of Community Services agencies.

Eligibility and Priority for DDA Services Overview by Disability Rights Maryland

In Home Support, Residential, and Vocational service agencies listed on the DDA website for each region of Maryland.

Work First DDA's plan for to involve people served in community employment, volunteer work, or other community based activities by 2019. Presentation by Karen Lee, Executive Director of SEEC and recent DDA Public Policy Fellow, November 5, 2016 Annual Meeting of By Their Side families.

Office of Health Care Quality Responsible for licensing Maryland residential and vocational agencies and investigating allegations of abuse or neglect. Includes links to State regulations governing provision of services.

Self-Advocacy Groups People with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop personal self advocacy skills such as expression of preferences and beliefs, assertiveness, public speaking and working with others, as they work together to make plans of interest to their group, ranging from social activities to tackling program changes or even new legislation.

Helping Hands Baltimore City

People Connect Central Chesapeake Region

People First of Howard County

People on the Go of Calvert County

People on the Go Maryland

People on the Go Prince George's County

Self-Advocates Network and People Connections

Stand Together Montgomery County

Autistics Association of Greater Washington serving Washington, DC and surrounding Maryland Counties

Sibling Support

Maryland and National Sibling Resources for adults, teens, and children.

Supervised Vacations assist with travel plans and transportation; inquire if supervision level meets your needs.

Access Adventures Melwood

The Guided Tour

Trips, Inc