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Arc of Baltimore
Dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities make the most of their potential. Our innovative services support more than 4,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Our programs help families provide needed care and opportunity for their children, and individuals are able to live and work in the community.
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410-296-2272
7215 York Road, Baltimore, MD, 21212

SEEC(Seeking Equality, Empowerment, and Community for People with Developmental Disabilities)
A nonprofit organization providing customized, community-based supports to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their unique version of The American Dream. People we support face the challenges of intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy and other disorders requiring support for daily living. SEEC staff provide assistance to help each person direct the course of his or her services towards attainment of personal goals for a well-rounded life including, employment, education, leisure activities, good health, and friendships. All services are provided in the community and are individualized to meet each person’s unique needs, desires and aspirations.
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301-576-9000
8905 Fairview Road , Silver Spring, MD, 20910

A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children
Our 200-bed teaching hospital is integrated with the Nemours Children’s Clinic, which provides care in more than 30 specialties of pediatric medicine, surgery, and dentistry. We also offer outpatient specialty care, pediatric primary care, neonatal care, and inpatient pediatric care at a variety of locations in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
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302-651-4000
1600 Rockland Road , Wilmington, DE, 19803

About Kids GI
On this site you will find support and information about digestive disorders in kids and teens.
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888-964-2001


Anne Arundel County Autism Support Group
Our group is dedicated to the advocacy and developmental needs of children who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. We meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm (during the school year and excluding December. Only contact info is online)


Arc of Frederick County
assists persons with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain the services they need and want in order to become as independent as possible and to enjoy quality of life within our community.
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301-663-0909
620A Research Court , Frederick, MD, 21703

Arc of Maryland
Offers family and self advocacy leadership programs, training on rights and best practices in the field of developmental disabilities, quality of life surveys, and scholarships for people with disabilities. We provide statewide advocacy leadership at the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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410-571-9320
130 Lubrano Drive, Annapolis, MD, 21401

Arc of Montgomery County
Serves individuals, families and employers affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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301-984-5777
11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD, 20852

ARC of Prince George’s County
Offers a lifetime of support, understanding, and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Providing support through a variety of programs and services that match each person or family's individual needs, we ensure that people with developmental disabilities are given the skills, access, and information they need to fully participate as citizens in their communities.
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301-925-7050
1401 McCormick Rd, Largo , MD, 20774

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Serves Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Talbot counties. Promote respect, create opportunities and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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410-269-1883
931 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD, 21401

Autism Society of America
Increases public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
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800-328-8476
4340 East-West Hwy, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Autism Society of Howard County
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.
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410-290-3466
10280 Old Columbia Road, Columbia, MD, 21046

Baltimore Chesapeake Autism Society
A volunteer organization founded in 1976. We were created to help serve Maryland families of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Our organization provides information, advocacy and support for families and individuals with autism.
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410-655-7933


Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
Provides timely and effective crisis intervention and addictions treatment services in the least restrictive environment possible.
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410-433-5255
410-433-5175
2041 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD, 21231

Band-aides and Blackboards
Online stories and poems written for kids about having a medical problem/condition/illness.


Best Buddies Program
A nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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877-632-8339
3500 Boston Street MS-47 , Baltimore, MD, 21224

Brain Injury Association of Maryland
We are a group of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the lives and futures of Marylanders affected by brain injury. Since being founded by a small group of family members of individuals with brain injury in 1983, we have grown to become the premier source of information, education, advocacy, and hope for the brain injured community in Maryland.
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410-448-2924
2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21207

C.LA.S.S. Kids (Children’s Liver Support Services)
(Children’s Liver Support Services)- An organization that addresses the emotional, educational and financial needs of families with children affected by liver disease and transplantation.
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877-679-8256


Caring Bridge
Provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier.


Casey Cares Foundation
Provides ongoing, uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families.
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443-568-0064
3918 Vero road, Baltimore, MD, 21227

Catholic Charities
Focuses on building and unifying families, helping children and families achieve healthy social and emotional relationships, and securing special education and behavioral health services that provide the means to achieve self-reliance.
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410-547-5490
320 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD, 21201

Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group
The Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group (CDSPG) serves people with Down syndrome and their families living in the Baltimore metropolitan area. CDSPG offers support, education and advocacy programs to help families and individuals with Down syndrome reach their fullest potentials. Please join us as we continue to grow and learn together.
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410-321-5434


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
The Maryland Chapters of CHADD bring together families and adults with AD/HD, educators and health care professionals. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and you live in Maryland, then this is the place for you. The chapters hold monthly educational programs with local experts, support groups for parents and support groups for adults with AD/HD.
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Children’s Developmental Clinic- Prince George's County
A community service program at Prince George's Community College conducted in cooperation with the College of Health and Human Performance of the University of Maryland, College Park. The clinic provides a special service to children who are experiencing various developmental difficulties such as learning problems, physical fitness/coordination problems, mental retardation, emotional problems, or orthopedic challenges.(Toddlers-thru School age)
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301-546-0519
Prince George’s Community College 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD, 20774

Cochlear Community
A social networking site that can increase your/ your child's circle of friends. Our objective is to help you, and your family, connect with other families who have had similar experiences in managing hearing loss and finding treatment options.


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Supports academic learning, independent living skills and social skill development as children grow and is resource for parents, families and schools.
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Complex Child E-Magazine
A monthly online magazine written by parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities. It is intended to provide medical information, along with personal experiences, in simple language that other parents can understand. Articles are on a wide variety of topics ranging from basic information on medical conditions and treatments to advice on how to beat insurance company denials.


D.A.T.E.S. (Differently-abled Adolescents Together for Emotional Support
A support group for preteens and teens with special needs aged 12-21 and living in Caroline County.
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410-479-3609
303 Sharp Road , Denton, MD, 21629

Deaf Independent Living Association
offers a variety of services, including employment support, residential support, information and referral and communication resources, for Eastern Shore residents with hearing loss. Above all DILA strives to promote active, independent living among the people we serve.
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410-742-5052
806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD, 21804

Diabetes Prevention and Education
A combination of free education, support and prevention services taught by staff from Atlantic General Hospital and Worcester County Health Department including a Certified Diabetes Educator/Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian, and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Specialist. Support group Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month, 1-2 pm, Snow Hill Library and 3rd Thursday of every month, 1-2 pm, Pocomoke Library.
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410-632-1100
6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, MD, 21863

Disability Coalition of Talbot County
Dedicated to raising public awareness of disability issues and reducing the stigma that impedes recovery of persons with physical, developmental and mental disabilities, and slows their assimilation into the workplace and community.
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888-706-9902
410-822-0444
611 B Dutchman's Lane , Easton, MD, 21601

Disability Information
List of information for those with or caring for someone with a disiability.


Easter Seals of Greater Washington and Baltimore Region
The program offers a variety of support services for families who have a child with a disability and/or chronic illnesses or special need. Through a network of trained adult and senior volunteers The Program provides a range of support and enriching experiences for children with special needs and provides critically needed respite support to their families. Programs vary by county depending on availability of volunteers.
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800-886-3771
301-588-8700
1420 Spring Street , Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Exceptional Parent
Provides practical advice and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as to the physicians, allied health care professionals, and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.


Family Tree Stress Line
Toll free statewide Parenting Help Line provides information, referrals and support for parents and other individuals in care giving roles, professionals, community members, children adolescents, families, educators and more. The Family Tree staff and trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide information in a confidential setting.
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410-889-2300
800-243-7337
2108 North Charles Street , Baltimore, MD, 21218

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation
Dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with the information needed for day-to-day life with a tube fed child.


Fragile X Support group
A community of families in and around the Washington-Baltimore metro area that have children affected by Fragile X Syndrome. We are a very active group providing mutual support and education, promoting awareness of Fragile X and actively participating in funding research on Fragile X.
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240-838-0115
240-246-3503


Independence Now, Inc
(The center for Independent living)- A nonprofit organization created by and for people with disabilities. We are a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people with all types of disabilities. Assists residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
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301-277-2839
12301 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Funds research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services.
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800-818-7388
4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45246

Jewish Community Services
a comprehensive non-profit human service agency of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. JCS provides a broad range of services that meet the diverse, multi-dimensional needs of individuals and families throughout Central Maryland.
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410-466-9200
5750 Park Heights Avenue , Baltimore, MD, 21215

JSSA: Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan
Services and programs provide support for the whole family empowering them to make informed decisions and access neededservices that maximize the quality of life, development potential, and functioning of their loved ones and the enitre family as an unit.
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301-838-4200
200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville , MD, 20850

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is at the center of the global T1D community— leading the effort to coordinate and galvanize the many key constituents—families, businesses, government, researchers, and other organizations— in the quest to cure T1D.
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410-636-8080
825 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum, MD, 21090

Kabuki Syndrome
Act as a source of information on Kabuki syndrome, facilitates networking amongst families and professionals, and supports research activities.
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Kennedy Krieger
Internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training.
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888-554-2080
707 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21205

Kids as Self Advocates
a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth. We are teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need. We are leaders in our communities, and we help spread helpful, positive information among our peers to increase knowledge around various issues. We also help health care professionals, policymakers and other adults in our communities understand what it is like to live our lives and we participate in discussions about how to help each other succeed.
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334-230-5441


Lauren D. Beck Sickle Cell Foundation
To promote the knowledge and understanding of Sickle Cell Disease as a health crisis and to advocate for people who are living with the disease. And to inform and educate the community about Sickle Cell Disease and Trait. To actively advocate for people who are living with the disease. Information on iHomes program for sickle cell.
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Little Hearts, Inc.
A national organization providing support, education, resources, networking, and hope to families affected by congenital heart defects. Membership consists of families nationwide who have or are expecting a child with a congenital heart defect.
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866-435-4673


Lollipop Kids Foundation
Combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on these families, offer emotional support and provide a brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future.
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202-640-2035


Maryland Lyme Disease
Dedicated to educating the public concerning the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
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Madison’s Foundation
We are the only website in the world that connects parents whose children have the same rare disease. We understand how important it is to have access to medical information and to get in touch with other parents dealing with your same issues(online)
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March of Dimes
Information on healthy pregnancies, prematurity and birth defects.
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914-997-4488
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue , White Plains, NY, 10605

Maryland School for the Blind
A private, statewide resource center providing outreach, school and residential programs to children and youth from infancy to age 21 who are blind or visually impaired including those with multiple disabilities.
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410-444-5000
3501 Taylor Avenue , Baltimore, MD, 21236

Maryland School for the Deaf
Available to deaf and hard of hearing Maryland children from birth to age 21. Serving children across a broad spectrum of intellectual and physical abilities, including those with mild to severe additional disabilities and is FREE to Maryland residents.
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301-360-2005
240-575-2975
101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD, 21705

Maryland Youth Crisis 24 hr Hotline
Provides crisis intervention, information, referral, and community outreach throughout the State via the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline: 24/7 hotline network
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410-767-6500
800-422-0009
201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

McClean Bible Church
Access Ministry has a holistic approach to care for individuals with disabilities and their families by providing spiritual, physical, and emotional care. We accomplish this through an incredibly passionate staff and core group of volunteers with servant hearts.
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703-639-2000
8925 Leesburg Pike , Vienna, VA, 22182

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Association's comprehensive services program includes diagnostic and follow-up medical consultations, flu shots, support groups, MDA summer camps for youngsters, a medical equipment program, assistance with equipment repairs and resource referral.
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800-572-1717
410-494-7106
8501 LaSalle Road , Towson, MD, 21286

Mental Health Association of Maryland
A leader in progressive programs resulting in more effective treatment, improved outcomes for individuals, increased research and greater public understanding of the needs of children and adults living with mental illness.We envision a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.
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410-235-1178
711 W. 40th Street, Baltimore, MD, 21211

Misunderstood Minds
Parents, teachers, and students looking for the scientific explanations behind learning differences and strategies to aid success in school can find both on the companion Web site for Misunderstood Minds. The site includes profiles of the students in the documentary, as well as sections on Attention, Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Interactive activities, called Experience Firsthand, are designed to give site visitors a sense of what it may be like for a student struggling with a basic skill.


Mommies of Miracles
A growing international peer-driven support group of mothers who have children of any age (infant-adult) with complex medical issues, rare or undiagnosed conditions, and/or developmental disabilities. (online)


Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
MWPH continues to provide the highest quality pediatric healthcare services in a caring, nurturing and family-centered environment. Our modern facilities offers inpatient and outpatient care for infants and children with rehabilitation and other complex medical needs.
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410-578-8600
1708 West Rogers Avenue , Baltimore, MD, 21209

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state and local level.
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410-884-8691
877-878-2371
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD, 21044

National Mental Health America
Is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Through advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services.
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800-969-6642
2000 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA, 22311

National Organization of Rare Diseases
-(NORD)Is dedicated to helping Americans with rare diseases, and the organizations that serve them, through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.
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202-588-5700
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20036

National Parent Helpline
Open to parents and caregivers of children and youth of all ages. We will listen to you, offer emotional support, help you problem-solve, support you in creating your own solutions, encourage you to take care of yourself, work with you to get connected to local services, explore new resources for your family, and help you build on your own strengths and continue to be a great parent.
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855-427-2736


New Mobility
New Mobility encourages the integration of active-lifestyle wheelchair users into mainstream society, while simultaneously reflecting the vibrant world of disability-related arts, media, advocacy and philosophy. Our stories foster a sense of community and empower readers. Online and regular magazine.
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800-404-2898
75-20 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY, 11370

Oley Foundation
Enriches the lives of those requiring home IV & tube feeding through education, outreach, & networking
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518-262-5079
43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY, 12208

Pacer Center
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
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952-838-9000
8161 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, ID, 55437

ParentCentral.Net
ParentCentral.Net is a special place where you as a parent can communicate with counselors and other parenting professionals and receive answers within 24 hours. Also has a line for teens to get help and advice.
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000-000-0000


Parenting Special Needs Online Magazine
Provides parents of special needs children, of all ages and stages of life, both information and inspiration. Through Parenting Special Needs On Line Magazine, we've created a world that provides practical tips, shares life’s lessons, tackles the challenges and celebrates the joys, of one of life's greatest gifts.


Parents of Children with Down Syndrome
A group of about 60 families who live in Anne Arundel County. We have periodic meetings from September to May and two social events per year in the summer and winter. We have a newsletter for members.
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410-349-0185


Providing Relief for Autistic Youth
Provides information and referrals for: financial and family support, referrals for therapies, family training, CPR training, and information on having an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, also autism awareness training for emergency service providers. (Washington County- Online, hotline)Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc.
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240-310-9112


Queen Anne County’s Department of Health Addiction Services
The Addictions Treatment and Prevention Services offer assessments; individual, group and family counseling; referrals and prevention services for adults and adolescents. Since alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic, progressive, potentially fatal diseases, a personal commitment with the support of community resources helps individuals and their families in this lifelong recovery process. Services are available in two locations. The Centreville office is located in the Nielsen Center, 205 North Liberty Street, Centreville. The contact number for the Centreville site is .
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410-643-7773
410-758-1306
210 White Pine Lane, Stevensville, MD,

Sibling Support Project
A national website with the purpose of increasing the peer support and information opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs and to increasing parents' and providers' understanding of sibling issues. (online)


Snappin' Ministries
Welcome to Snappin' Ministries, a nationwide support network for parents of children with special needs. Our mission is to support and encourage those living with the daily challenge of parenting a special needs child, so that they may experience the genuine love and hope of Jesus in their everyday lives.
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262-567-1277
380 Yosemite Road, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066

Special Needs.com
Provides expert editorial contributors and thousands of vital articles that help Special Needs families successfully navigate raising a special needs child.


Spina Bifida association of the Mid-Atlantic
an organization dedicated to promoting the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhancing the lives of all affected. This newly formed organization serves individuals with Spina Bifida and their families in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
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866-938-3407
4590 MacArthur Blvd. , Washington, DC,

St. Vincent’s Villa
Provides comprehensive therapeutic services to children whose behavioral and emotional needs have not responded to interventions and services provided at home or in the community.
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410-252-4000
2600 Pot Spring Rd, Timonium, MD, 21093

Starlight Children’s Foundation
Helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.
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202-293-7827
2020 K Street, NW, Suite 600 , Washington, DC, 20006

Support for Special Needs
Support for Special Needs is the community that offers a chance to exchange wisdom and ideas among one of the most powerful group of people we know. Join us as learn how to advocate as one group and learn from each other about how to help our kids and ourselves


Syndromes Without a Name
A non-profit organization that offers support, information and advice to families of children living with a syndrome without a name. Often described as; undiagnosed syndrome, unknown diagnosis, or mystery diagnosis.
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888-880-7926
1745 Lorna Ln, Otsego, MI, 49078

The Autistic Children’s Support Group of Worchester County
An all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing parent-to-parent support for families living with Autism in Worcester County, MD.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Here you can find ways to participate in local events supporting our research, patient support and information programs. There are many ways to get involved.
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443-471-1600
100 Painters Mill Road , Owings Mills , MD, 21117

United Cerebral Palsy
Educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.
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800-872-5827
1825 K Street NW , Washington, DC, 20006

Upper Bay Counseling Services
Provides a broad range of counseling and mental health services to meet every individual's needs. Services in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland.
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800-467-0304
200 Booth Street , Elkton, MD, 21921

Youth M.O.V.E.
A youth led statewide organization dedicated to helping create positive change in the lives of young people and the systems (Child Welfare, Juvenile Services, and Mental Health) that serve them throughout the state of Maryland.
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800-580-6199


Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance
The Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance assists families in finding the programs and services they need for their loved ones with different abilities, strengthening their connection and enabling them to more fully participate in their communities.
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410-559-3613
5700 Park Heights Avenue , Baltimore, MD, 21215

M&L Special Needs Planning
We hope you find our website a resource to help with navigating the world of the family with special needs. M&L Special Needs Planning is dedicated to creating simplicity with the complex journey of special needs. It is our vision to be the known resource and go-to company for special needs life plans, government benefit counseling, life insurance needs, housing and seminar presentations.
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Potomac Community Resources, Inc.
Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR) provides therapeutic, recreational, social, and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences, as well as information about community resources for families.
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301-365-0561
9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, MD, 20854

Board of Childcare
The Board of Child Care is a nonprofit, child welfare agency that provides residential group care for children referred by state agencies. We also offer an array of community-based programs to further support children and strengthen families: foster care, therapeutic counseling, adoption information and referral, special education, child care and a car loan program.
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410-922-2100
3300 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD, 21244

Kinera Foundation
Kinera Foundation will enhance the quality of life for children with special needs and their families by providing parent support groups, social activities, access to various treatments and therapies, while continuing to support inclusive and community programs.
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443-249-3126
115 Sallitt Dr., Stevensville, MD, 21666

Grahams Foundation
We empower parents of premature babies through support, advocacy and research to improve outcomes for their preemies and themselves. In addition to our care package programs, we have more than 20 trained parent mentors available 24/7 via email, phone, and text and the market-leading app for preemie parents, MyPreemie. We also recognize the courage and commitment parents of preemies demonstrate as they care for and advocate for their babies and children through efforts such as Parents of Preemies Day.
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888-466-2948
1205 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH, 43552

Little People of America
Little People of America (LPA) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA is only able to continue our work with support from members, friends and family.
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Cerebral Palsy Guidance
From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of our information is thoroughly researched and cited.


Ask program
Access for Special Kids(ASK) program provides care coordination for families of children and youth with complex healthcare needs. Anyone can refer a family including the family themselves.
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410-706-6591
737 West Lombard St, Baltimore, MD, 21210

NICU Helping Hands
It is our mission to provide comprehensive support programs and resources to parents of premature infants not only during their stay in the NICU but during and after their transition home. We are glad you have found us and we are anxious to provide you and your family members the support and assistance you need.
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817-584-1437
301 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76102

Talbot Hospice Foundation
The Talbot Hospice Foundation offers patients and caregivers hope and dignity at the end-of-life. It is a privilege for our staff and volunteers to serve families during this challenging yet poignant time.
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410-822-6681
586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD, 21601

Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation,has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.
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800-332-1000


Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
PWSA (USA) was organized in 1975 to provide support for individuals, families, professionals and organizations and to be a resource for education and information about Prader-Willi syndrome. The association is governed by a national board of directors. The board works in conjunction with the paid and volunteer staff of the national headquarters, and a network of chapters throughout the country to direct the organization's operations and serve its members.
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800-926-4797


Mitoaction
MitoAction's mission is to improve quality of life for all who are affected by mitochondrial disorders through support, education and advocacy initiatives.
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888-648-6411


Maryland Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Coalition (FASD)
An FASD Work Group was convened in July 2004 by DHMH and the Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention. DHMH assumed sole responsibility for leadership and staffing of the work group in December 2004.
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Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
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Through the Looking Glass
A nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. Our mission is "To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture."
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800-644-2666


Sense-Able Solutions LLC
We offer a comprehensive consulting service for families living with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and various other disabilities. Our goal is to help families find the tools and resources they need to have a happy home and look forward to their future.
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443-859-1754


Karina Association
?We are maximizing the potential of individuals to adapt a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit when facing physical, mental or social challenges through expressive arts.
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443-928-0542
11911 Jenifer Rd, Timonium, MD, 21093

Get Connected
The Get Connected Family Resource Center is a free service for Carroll County families. We assist familes in learning, navigating, and managing systems of care as they become empowered advocates for their children. We provide the following: Information and Referral Family Support Coordination of Services Community Outreach and Support Follow-up
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410-871-0008
866-664-0008
255 Clifton Blvd, Westminster, MD, 21157

ArtStream
ArtStream is a consortium of professional artists who are passionate about the idea of taking arts programs into communities generally underserved by the arts.We believe that the transformative power of the arts should be available to everyone, especially those who are challenged by disabilities or life circumstances. Our programs not only benefit the individuals involved, but also the community at large.
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301-565-4567
620 Pershing Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Special Needs Access Project
The Special Needs Access Project, or “SNAP”, is an independent agency founded in 2012 specializing in one-to-one recreational services, classroom facilitators (“shadows”), and at-home tutors for children with special needs.
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855-744-7627
2708 Fenimore Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20902

Advancing Abilties, LLC
We are a Maryland based company which provides in-home and community based services to children and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Our team specializes in providing evidence based interventions accompanied by a comprehensive behavioral approach of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
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443-453-2031


MISS Foundation
Since 1996, the MISS Foundation C.A.R.E.S. for families experiencing the death of a baby or child at any age and from any cause. The MISS Foundation provides a sanctuary allowing healthy and necessary grieving in the face of tragedy which Western culture no longer fosters or supports.
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888-455-6477
1700 Alcove Ct., Austin, TX, 78757

Center for Therapeutic Concepts, Inc.
Using clinically sound counseling to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We believe in a holistic, evidenced based approach to treatment that builds on your strengths.
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301-386-2991
1300 Mercantile Lane, Largo, MD, 20774

Family Voices
Family Voices is a national nonprofit family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Family Voices has brought a respected family perspective to improving health care programs and policies and ensuring that health care systems include, listen to, and honor the voices of families.
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888-835-5669


The Arc of Howard County
“Achieving full community life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — one person at a time” is the mission of The Arc of Howard County.Full community life means allowing individuals to express their choices and have confidence that others will honor those choices; ensuring that those we support are able to choose how and with whom they spend their time, and are able to work at a challenging and rewarding job.
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410-730-0638
11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD, 21042

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.
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800-879-2467


Mended Little Hearts
Mended Little Hearts is a program of the Mended Hearts Inc., a non-profit, volunteer-based organization providing hope, help and healing to heart patients and their families since 1951. The Mended Little Hearts program works nationally and in communities to support children with congenital heart defects and their families.


Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association
The Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association, Inc. (MSCDA)seeks to work collaboratively with patients, families, healthcare providers, federal and state agencies and other community based organizations to promote advocacy, education, research and excellent healthcare delivery.
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410-465-4822
8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, MD, 21045

NBS connect
NBS Connect serves as an internet-based support network for parents, guardians and individuals with inborn errors of metabolism. NBS Connect will capture and analyze information related to inborn errors of metabolism in an effort to assess gaps in service, access to care and to develop best standards of practice for clinical management and connect families to research opportunities. NBS Connect strives to improve the quality of care of individuals with inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs).
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404-778-0553


Special Travelers
OUR MISSION is to provide the unique quality of life supports that will lead to enjoyable, productive and meaningful experiences for individuals with special needs and their families. Whether on a vacation, in your local community, or simply at home, Special Travelers will be on the journey with you.
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443-228-6436


The Family Connection Center
The family Connection center provides free advocacy for your family, information and referrals to community providers, provide one-on-one support and family to family support, provide support at meetings such as IEP's, 504 plans,court hearings, ETC., and help you to identify the strengths and needs of your family.
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410-546-8415
408 Coles Circle, Salisbury, MD, 21804

Shore up!, inc.
SHORE UP! Inc. is a private, non-profit Community Action Partnership* located in Salisbury, on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. SHORE UP! has been serving low-income and disadvantaged persons on the Eastern Shore for over 45 years. Our Agency’s main focus is to help people reach economic self-sufficiency. We offer services in the areas of employment; education; housing; and health care, nutrition and disabilities.
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410-749-1142
520 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD, 21804

My Goal
MyGOAL Autism is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization with a vision to restore lives and families affected by Autism through Education and Empowerment.
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877-886-9462


Sisters By Heart
We are a volunteer organization that strives to help moms with newly-diagnosed babies. We provide care packages to make your stay in hospital a little easier. We also provide information and links to many resources to help you better understand HLHS. All our volunteers are moms with children who have HLHS and who understand what you are going through. We are here to help!
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Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.
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Turning Point Educational Services
As a group of board certified behavior analysts, we implement individualized treatment plans tailored to your child's unique social, communication, and behavioral needs drawing on our years of experience using the principles of applied behavior analysis. We provide services in our child centered clinics located in Severna Park, Crofton, and Annapolis. We also offer parent training, and support in community settings.
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800-676-5130


North Chesapeake Special Needs Advocacy Group (SNAG)
We are committed to providing support, increasing awareness, advocating for change & promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and their families in the North Chesapeake region.


Garrett County Community Action Committee
GCCAC works with partners to build a stronger community and to provide services that improve the quality of life for residents in Garrett County. Its activities and projects focus on strategies that assist low-income persons to be more self sufficient. The agency provides a variety of services for individuals, families and older adults.
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301-334-9431
104 E. Center Street, Oakland, MD, 21550

Jonah Green and Associates
Welcome to the web site of Jonah Green and Associates, a group of experienced and knowledgeable therapists in Kensington, MD who have provided high-quality services for children, teens, and families since 2008. Please explore our content-rich site to find details about us and our services as well as valuable information about a variety of mental health-related concerns.
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301-466-9526
3930 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD, 20895

The Coordinating Center
The Coordinating Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing care coordination services to thousands of medically complex individuals in Maryland since 1983. Our office is located in Anne Arundel County with staff positioned throughout Maryland in all 24 counties.
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410-987-1048
301-621-7830
8531 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD, 21108

The Autism Project
The Autism Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving students on the Autism Spectrum in Northern Calvert Co. Maryland. We work with students on all levels of the spectrum upon initial diagnosis through adulthood.We pride ourselves on adapting to the ever evolving needs of our students.
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410-286-8240


MCTransitions.org
Montgomery County Transitioning Adults (MCTrans) is a grassroots discussion and e-group for families of adults with mild to significant disabilities as they transition from School age entitlements in Maryland to a young adulthood and beyond.


Saving Little Hearts
Saving Little Hearts is dedicated to helping children with congenital heart defects and their families by providing emotional assistance and educational information primarily through the distribution of Care Packages.
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865-748-4605


Child Parent Counseling
I create a safe and nurturing environment for clients to begin the process of change. My specialized background in working with children and families provides a developmentally responsive and evidence-based type of treatment. Clients and families identify strengths and use these assets to help uncover their own ability to connect with others, heal hearts and create new methods of handling struggles in their lives.
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410-798-8028
224 Mayo Road, Edgewater, MD, 21037

The Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, Inc.
Founded in 1999, the Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, Inc. (DYNA) is the first and only 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in existence specifically dedicated to childhood/adolescent/young adult onset dysautonomia conditions. While our office is based in the US, our services are open to the world.
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Autism Support group of Southern Maryland
The Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland offers support and information to families and caregivers of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties, MD. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
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240-561-8860


Way Station
Way Station, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and quality behavioral health care, housing and employment services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance addictions; children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges; and veterans with service needs.
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Baltimore County Family Navigator
The Baltimore County Family Navigator service is a free service offered to parents and caregivers of children with intensive needs related to behavioral/mental health or developmental disabilities. Family Navigators are experienced parents or caregivers of special needs children who have navigated through systems of care on behalf of their children.
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410-252-4700
2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD, 21093

Special Needs Advisory Group
We are committed to providing support, increasing awareness, advocating for change & promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and their families in the North Chesapeake region.


Children's Choice
Children's Choice is a Christian social service agency, which provides specialized community-based services. Children's Choice serves as a bridge for individuals who are in need of the re-integrative process of family living.
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410-319-9681
6067 Harford Road, Parkville, MD, 21214

Family League of Baltimore
We use our deep experience in resource management to collaborate with stakeholders to improve opportunities across our city. Our goal is that by 2030, all children in Baltimore will be born healthy, succeed academically, graduate high school and transition into higher education and the workforce.
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410-662-5500
2305 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218

Baltimore County Network of Care
This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Regardless of where you begin your search for assistance with behavioral health issues, the Network of Care helps you find what you need - it helps ensure that there is "No Wrong Door" for those who need services.
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HealthyChildren.org
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.Whether you're looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you've come to the right place.
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National Down Syndrome Society
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.
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800-221-4602


National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
We believe that individuals who are deaf-blind are valued members of society and are entitled to the same opportunities and choices as other members of their community. NFADB is the largest national nonprofit organization serving families of individuals who are deaf-blind.
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800-255-0411


Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
Our mission … to support the development of new drugs to treat CMT, to improve the quality of life for people with CMT, and, ultimately, to find a cure. Our vision … a world without CMT.
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800-606-2682


East Baltimore Community Corporation
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals & families living & working within our communities, regardless of their circumstances, by creating healthy, safe & clean neighborhoods. We believe that everyone can & will succeed if given the support to do so.
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410-752-3500
301 N Gay St, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Military One Source
At Military OneSource, we have one mission — to connect you to your best MilLife. How can we help you achieve your goals today? *For Military Families
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800-342-9647


Military Family Interactive Network (MFIN)
The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Military Family Interactive Network (MFIN) provides rapid responses for active duty families struggling with child behavior problems. MFIN is for active duty military families in the Mid-Atlantic region. MFIN targets behavior problems of toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children up to age 12.
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410-874-1825


Child Welfare information gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
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800-394-3366
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20024

Hampden Family Center
We provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam. And seniors from the community can enjoy monthly lunches with their peers. In addition, we offer emergency and benefit assistance programs.
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410-467-8710
1104 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD, 21211

Bon Secours Family Support Center
Bon Secours Community Works’ Family Support Center serves pregnant mothers and families with children up to age three.The Center offers Early Head Start services.
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410-362-3629
26 North Fulton Avenue , baltimore, MD, 21223

Our House Early Head Start
Our House is a child-centered, family focused program that provides free comprehensive services, either on-site, in the home or though referrals, to families, targeting parents and their children from birth through age three. Serving pregnant parents and parents with children ages birth through 48 months living in Cherry Hill, Brooklyn, Westport, Glen Burnie, Mount Winans or the surrounding communities.
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410-396-8471
2707 Setholow Road, Baltimore, MD, 21225

Family Therapy Services, LLC
WE offer Help, Health, and Healing through the process of therapeutic , individual and group counseling using culturally competent “Reality Therapy” with Choice Theory.
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410-483-7357
3234 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21213

Inspirations, LLC
a Baltimore based mental health agency providing in-home individual and family therapy for children and adults.
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410-878-7131


Roberta's House Grief and Loss Center
Roberta's House is a safe place where children, teens and adults discover that they are not alone in their grief. Children with their families share their feelings, memories and experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance with the love and support of trained volunteers.
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Regenerations Counseling Services
Our Outpatient Mental Health Services include: individual, family and group therapy, psychosocial evaluations, psychiatric evaluation, psychopharmacology and medication monitoring to the clients it serves.
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Mentor Maryland
Founded in 1990, MENTOR Maryland serves children and adolescents with mental health challenges, emotional and behavioral challenges, and medically complex conditions.
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410-455-4609


Grace Fellowship Church
At Grace, we recognize the essential and invaluable contribution of people with disabilities to the life of the church. Disabilities have a significant impact on individuals and families, so there is an incredible need for support and understanding from the Christian community. Grace’s disabilities ministry hopes to be a voice to not only infuse those with disabilities into the fabric of the church, but to also care for those at every age affected by disability.
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410-561-8424
9505 Deereco Road, Timonium, MD, 21093

Unique
Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them. Unique is a UK-based charity but welcomes members worldwide.


Center For Children
The Center for Children is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental health through crisis intervention, therapy and education. The Center offers a wide variety of mental health services for the entire family. A team of professional clinicians provide comprehensive mental health services including individual and family therapy, play and group therapy, psychological testing and evaluations, mental health evaluations and more than 19 other programs and services. The Center for Children has three locations.
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301-609-9887


Renoxx Caregivers
At Renoxx Caregivers, we provide services to children and adults with different developmental disabilities, such as autism. Our commitment is to provide personalized care and interventions that will yield a greater sense of independence and quality of life for both the child and the family.We provide Respite Care, Family Training, Intensive Intervention Services and Therapeutic Integration services.
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301-850-1148
9500 Annapolis Road , Lanham, MD, 20721

Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program
The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program is a resource for families, health care providers, and communities. The CYSHCN Program works to improve systems of care for anyone from birth through age 21 with a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional illness or condition. Who need or use of specialized therapies or services such as speech, occupational, physical therapy or other prescribed therapies; need or use of counseling; or a functional limitation such as a physical, emotional or mental disability. The program is staffed by a Registered Nurse who is available Monday through Friday.
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410-778-2547
400 High Street, Chestertown, MD, 21620

Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc.
The Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. (SCANCA, Inc.) is a community-based organization serving the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, and Northern Virginia. Our focus is to educate individuals about the management of sickle cell disease.Our education programs include workshops, health fairs, client support groups and publications that inform the community, including health and social professionals about sickle cell disease.
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202-271-5733


Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
For 60 years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) has helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives one person at a time. The Arc NCR currently offers the following services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Harford, Cecil, and Kent Counties:•Employment Services to 140 adults•Family and Individual Support Services to 425 children (age 0-21) and their families•Treatment Foster Care Services to 55 children and their families•Supported Living and Individual Support Services to 266 adults.
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888-836-7177


JAJ Health Services
Our goal is to deliver psychiatric rehabilitation services to clients in the community including, increasing the ability of the clients to function and remain in his or her own community.
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887-885-1070
410-435-0322
5919 York Rd., Baltimore, MD, 21212

Progressive Life Center
PLC provides culturally competent, evidence-based, and family-centered services to youth and families in Washington, DC; Newark, DE; Baltimore, MD; Landover, MD; Philadelphia, PA; and Accra Ghana. We serve over 1,000 youth and families each year.
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202-842-4570


Victory Health Care Services, LLC
Victory Health Care Services LLC, is an organization located in Baltimore, Maryland, provides services to empower families and children. It is the philosophy of Victory Health Care Services that every person can recover and live a fulfilled life with mental illness.
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443-529-9099
499C Beaumont Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21212

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