TCI: Disability Resources

Maryland Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Resource Locator 

Developmental Disabilities Administration –Provides for people with developmental disabilities by focusing on five areas: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Supporting Families, Housing, and Employment .

Office of Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs – Family Centered, Community Based, Culturally Competent, Coordinated Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs.

Maryland Transitioning Youth (Maryland Dept. of Disabilities) – Transition planning for college, work, transportation, housing, health care, and daily living.

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council – National and State Disability-Related Resources

Maryland State Dept. of Education – Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) – Helping students with disabilities transition from high school to jobs, careers, higher education or job training.

Social Security Administration – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Assistance for aged, blind and disabled people.

SSI Publications

National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making – Information regarding the Right to Make Choices

PACER CENTERProvides individual assistance, workshopspublications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

Maryland Coalition of Families – Assists in finding services available in your community and how to access them.

GOT TransitionResources for the transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families.

The Parent’s Place of Maryland – Assists families of children with disabilities and special health care needs by providing guidance, information and resources directly related to your specific needs.

The ARC of BaltimoreProvides employment training and support, day and residential services, family support and education, treatment foster care, assistive technology services, respite care, public policy advocacy, and information and referrals.

The ARC of Howard County – Provides the necessary supports for people seeking employment, day habilitation, residential, retirement and respite services.

UnitedHealthcare On My Way – A free online resource that helps young people deal with real-world situations that may affect their futures.

New National Network for Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs –  A new national network has been established to address the “continued need to identify and provide technical assistance and training (TA/T) to advance the system of services for CYSHCN, specifically medical home, insurance adequacy, and health care transition for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).”

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