List of State Resources - Maryland

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
The Arc Southern MarylandThe organization offers a wide range of programs and services that respect personal decisions and goals and provide children and adults with the support they need to lead full, self-directed lives.
The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake.The Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake is an organization founded in 1976. It was created to help serve the autism community in Baltimore. The organization provides information, advocacy and support for families and individuals.
Pathfinders for AutismPathfinders for Autism is the largest autism organization in Maryland. It works to support and improve the lives of people affected by autism through extensive personalized programming and by providing resources, training, information and activities for free.
The Parent’s place of MarylandThe organization's mission is to empower families as advocates and partners to improve the educational and health outcomes of children with disabilities and special health care needs with a commitment to diversity and equity.
Developmental disabilities
The platform works as a search engine for services about disability and related topics in Maryland.
Maryland Coalition of FamiliesMaryland Coalition of Families (MCF) helps families caring for someone with behavioral health needs. Staff provide one-on-one support to parents and caregivers of youth with mental health issues and to any loved ones caring for someone with a substance use or gambling problem.
The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE)The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education, Inc. (MCIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the success of all children and youth in their school communities.
Linwood CenterThe center offers an extensive list of more than 20 resources for autism, each of them has a description of the services and the population to which those services are focused.
Montgomery County
Resources. Autism Resources
This is a project of the Montgomery County Commission on Persons with Disabilities. A comprehensive and informative list of resources for individuals on the autism spectrum, families, and professionals is provided in the document.
The Whole Self CenterWhole Self Center is a Maryland health care autism waiver provider. As a provider, they offer the following autism waiver services: family counseling, intensive individual support services, therapeutic integration, and respite care.
Sheppard PrattSheppard Pratt has been improving the quality of life in the community for over 160 years. The entity offers robust mental health, special education, co-occurring disorders, developmental disabilities, and social services throughout Maryland.
Howard county Autism Society MD Special Healthcare Needs
Resources Locator
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is launching a new database of online resources for children and youth with special health care needs. This database provides a wealth of information for families who need specialized health care services.
The Shafer CenterIt is a private and non-public school for children with autism and other developmental delays. It has an evidence-based approach to treatment that sets children on the path to realizing their full potential. They specialize in working with children between 18 months and 14 years old, with individualized programs for each.
Autism Montgomery CountyThis domain functions as a search platform for topics such as Asperger's syndrome, autism, intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and related topics.
Autism Spectrum Support. Group of Sothern MarylandThe Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland offers support to families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a variety of ways (listed below). At this time, it does NOT provide services directly to people with ASD.
Madison House Autism Foundation Madison House Autism Foundation is promoting, modeling and advocating for the full inclusion of adults with autism and their families. It seeks to expand options and opportunities in terms of housing, employment and social participation.
Kennedy Krieger Institute. Center for Autism and Related DisorderThe world's leading institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with care and research focused on pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Through the creation of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, they strengthen neurodiversity to individuals, families and neurodiverse communities, regionally and globally, through cuttingedge clinical care, innovative research and high-impact training.
Maryland state. Department of Education. Maryland’s Autism WaiverUnder the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and the guidance of the Maryland State Board of Education, the Department develops and implements standards and policies for educational programs in kindergarten through high school. The Maryland Autism Waiver, through Medical Assistance, allows eligible children with ASD to receive services to support them in their homes and communities.
Potomac Community Resources, Inc.PCR is a non-profit organization that encourages and supports the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental differences in all aspects of community life.
SPARKSSPARKS provides personalized ABA services to people with autism and other developmental disorders from birth through adulthood. SPARKS is part of LEARN Behavioral, a national organization dedicated to fostering the unique potential of children with autism and supporting families from day one.
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation ServicesThe Maryland State Department of Education provides an informational guide to autism services, which include job readiness and educational support services.
One World Center for Autism, Inc.OWCA is a coalition of parents, medical providers, educators, therapists, and county residents to improve outcomes for people living with autism in Prince George's County, Maryland
Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM)
It is a project funded by the CDC that aims to monitor the number of cases of autism and other developmental disabilities in different regions of this country. The CDC recommends that parents monitor their children's development and act quickly to have their children evaluated if they have any concerns.
University of Maryland medical centerThe center is staffed by an expert group of specialists from the University of Maryland medical system that includes neurologists, psychologists and social workers, who work together to offer therapies to relieve symptoms related to ASD, including seizures, anxiety, and aggressive behavior.
Early autism servicesThey provide ABA therapy services to diverse communities around the world, their services include home and center-based ABA therapy, occupational, speech and language therapy, telehealth services, social skills groups, teens, and free apprenticeships. They have a highly qualified and certified staff.
Maryland - Applied ABCApplied ABC provides ABA and autism therapy services for individuals with autism. Applied Behavioral Counseling provides behavioral therapy in the home. The organization offers evaluations, treatment plan, behavior analyst, parenting trainings and much more.
Breakthrough BehaviorBreakthrough Behavior provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, speech therapy, and psychological testing services for children with autism and related disabilities. The team of behavior analysts, clinical psychologists, and speech pathologists work collaboratively at school, home, and clinic to provide the best possible treatment outcomes.
Autism Learning PartnersProvides services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities including center-based, home-based ABA therapy, early intervention, diagnostic services, social skills program, parent involvement and training, speech, occupational and physical therapy , telehealth services, comprehensive ABA therapy, and focused ABA therapy.
Achieve BeyondProvides pediatric therapy and educational services to children, students, and families throughout the United States. Achieve Beyond's team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals includes: Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Behavior Therapists, and more.
We Rock the SpectrumRobert and Danielle, parents of a child with ASD, know that there is a deep need for a place where children of ALL abilities can play, learn and grow together in an inclusive environment. The gym includes Suspended equipment with swings, Protective mats and pillows, Zip line: to release stress and relax the joints and body, Trampoline, Indoor play structure, Sensory toys, Fine motor area and arts and crafts
Autism SocietyAutism Society connects people with the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming. The Autism Society strives to empower individuals experiencing autism and their families to make informed decisions in the planning and delivery of evidence-based, individualized services and supports.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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