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Maryland Resources

Web links to resources for families and caregivers of adults who have Down syndrome and live in Maryland.

Maryland Department of Disabilities

All Marylanders are valued and respected and have the knowledge, opportunity, and power to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Disability Determination Services Division of Rehabilitation Services

The Maryland Disability Determination Services (DDS) claims examiners, staff physicians and psychologists determine the eligibility of Maryland applicants for Social Security Administration's (SSA) two disability programs. DDS Overview Slides 0612

Maryland Community Services Locator

CESAR at the University of Maryland, College Park invites you to find approximately 9,000 health, social service and criminal justice resource programs in Maryland using this tool. The Maryland Community Services Locator can provide you with service information, maps, and driving directions to programs!

Maryland Independent Living Services (Department of Human Resources)

Maryland Independent Living Services The Maryland Independent Living Services or Ready By 21 Services provides independent living preparation services to older youth in out-of-home placement (14 to 21 years of age) in preparation for adulthood. The goal of the Ready By 21 Services is to assist youth to make a successful transition from out-of-home placement to self-sufficiency.

Maryland Disability Law Center

Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy agency for the State of Maryland, mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We are a non-profit legal services organization.

Maryland - National Core Indicators (Reports on Families Experience with Services)

A data collection collaborative project aimed to develop nationally recognized performance and outcome indicators that will enable developmental disabilities policy makers to benchmark the performance of their state against the performance of other states.

Maryland ARC

*Many additional resources linked from this important site.

Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County - DSNMC

© 2011 - 2014 Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County

PODS of Prince George's County

The Parents of Children with Down syndrome (PODS) of Prince George's County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. PODS seeks to provide the community and surrounding areas with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Connection - Anne Arundel County, MD (Annapolis)

Down Syndrome Connection - Home - The mission of the Down Syndrome Connection is to encourage, empower and embrace children and adults who have Down syndrome and their families. Based in Eastern Central Maryland.

Maryland Medicaid Waiver Wait List Information

What Programs Are Available To Assist People With Disabilities in Maryland? Is there a Medicaid waiver program in Maryland? Maryland has several waivers including: MD Model Waiver for Fragile Children MD New Directions Independence Plus MD Community Pathways MD Waivers for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder MD Living at Home MD Older Adults MD Medical Day Care Services MD TBI What programs assist people who have developmental disabilities in Maryland?