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Autism has impacted people all over the world. Autism Answers has information to share from here in the United States, and soon more from around the world. In the months to come, when you travel abroad, we will have information on services there also. We provide travel information on places and people who welcome and can assist children and adults with autism. In the past, social networking information was slow to be disseminated to the general public, however that has now changed, and with the speed of today’s internet many of the answers people seek, are there at the touch of a button.

As you travel, we encourage you to e-mail us, use face book, twitter, let us know and share your travel and living experiences. We are all in this together. Autism Answers will check and confirm the information as quickly as possible and share it with everyone. This is true about moving from one state to another. If you share information about experiences in your state when someone moves to that area, the information you share may expedite the process for them and rather than waste precious time, they can hit the ground running.

Whatever experiences and information you have to share, from your state, city, county, neighborhood…there will be other families that may benefit from the information. There is strength, friendship, and kindness in the connection between parents who have children with a diagnosis of autism. You have a sense of what others are going through, although our situation may be a little different, the fact is parents don’t have to be told everything, they simply understand so much about autism from their first hand experience.

As you check on the agencies shared on our website, feel free to let us know if they were helpful or if you found them to be insensitive. We look forward to hearing about your experiences and feedback. Click on a state for more info:

 ALABAMA


Mitchell’s Place

A family-oriented treatment center that serves individuals throughout Alabama, Mitchell’s Place provides diagnostic, treatment and education services, as well as family and community support, through a collaborative approach, utilizing the most current and proven treatment strategies. ‘Parents as Partners’ in Education of Alabama provide workshops and information for parents of children with disabilities in Alabama. Parents are able to get information about IEPs and special education for their child.

576 Azalea Rd, Suite 105
P.O. Box 161274
Mobile, AL 36616-2274
Toll Free: 800-222-7322
Phone: 251-478-1208

Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network
Lifespan Networks are the central point of contact for families and caregivers seeking respite care and related supports regardless of age, income, race, ethnicity, special need or situation.

Camellia-Health and Human Services Information Tool
this website provides assistance for gathering information about resources and eligibility for services.

Department of Education

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program

ALASKA

Autism Resource Center
The AARC serves the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, caregivers and service providers throughout the state of Alaska. We provide information, referral, training and consultation via on-site and distance delivery. Our website includes links to support groups as well as local resources.

Stone Soup Group
Stone Soup Group is a statewide, non-profit agency based in Anchorage, Alaska, that provides assistance and support to families of children with special needs. The organization operates several programs, each with a specific focus on different ways to help families supporting children with special needs to become informed, experienced, self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves.

Alaska Department of Education and Early Intervention-Special Education

Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education
The Developmental Disabilities Committee (DD) is a standing committee of the Governor’s Council. The members are parents of children or adults with developmental disabilities, providers, state agency staff and others who are involved in the systems impacting individuals with developmental disabilities. The website provides resources and links to information about special education, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as support groups and information about current legislation.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Disability Law Center of Alaska

ARIZONA

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center
SARRC’s mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. SARRC undertakes self-directed research, serves as a satellite site for national and international projects, and provides up-to-date information, training and assistance to families and professionals about autism. Through integrative research, educational outreach, model programs and collaborative initiatives, SARRC sets forth, promotes and facilitates best practices for early intervention and the long-term care of individuals with ASDs.

Raising Special Kids
Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs. All programs and services are provided to families free of charge at all ages and stages of a child’s development.

Arizona Autism Support
Arizona Autism Support is a resource and online community for Arizonans facing an autism diagnosis in their family.

Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities

Department of Education- Exceptional Student Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Arizona Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to work in partnership with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through systems change, advocacy and capacity-building activities that promote independence, choice and the ability of all individuals to pursue their own dreams.

Arizona Center for Disability Law

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Disability Coalition
Provides information, support and training for parents and caregivers

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is a non-profit, volunteer organization of adults, professionals and parents of children with learning disabilities. Their purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of these individuals and their families through programs and services.

Arkansas Department of Human Resources Division of Developmental Disabilities
Website provides information about services available throughout the state to both individuals and families.

Arkansas Department of Education-Special Education
Website contains resources for parents and teachers. Provides document downloads as well as several direct services support programs for students.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Disability Rights Center

CALIFORNIA

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
CARD provides a wide range of resources and services for families and individuals. Complete descriptions of services offered can be found on their website.

California Autism Foundation
Website provides information about programs and services for individuals with autism. Programs are available for both children and adults.

State of California Department of Developmental Services
Services provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

California Department of Education Special Education Division.

Autism Solutions for Kids (A.S.K)
Autism Solutions for Kids contracts with local school districts to provide ABA services.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Disability Rights California

COLORADO

Alliance (Colorado Communities United for People with Disabilities)
The Alliance is a nonprofit, statewide association of Community Centered Boards (CCBs) and Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) that provides services and supports ranging from early intervention to supported living.

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
The DDRC provides services for both adults and children that create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.

The Colorado Department of Education Autism Information

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
The Legal Center is an independent, public interest non-profit specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues. We protect the human, civil and legal rights of people with mental and physical disabilities, people with HIV and older people throughout Colorado.

CCB Partners
CCB Partners pro-actively works to ensure that Colorado’s system provides and maintains quality developmental disability services to individuals and their families.

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
CPAC is a statewide, nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, birth through age 26. It is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.

Autism Spectrum Resource Center
The ASRC is a family-run, non-profit organization that serves individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their family members, and the professionals who work with them. We are committed to raising public awareness about ASD and devoted to empowering families and lessening their isolation. We are also dedicated to educating families, professionals and the general public to the much strength that people with ASD have and to promote the respect they deserve.

CARE Alliance
CARE Alliance was established in May 2004 as a non-profit, donor-funded corporation dedicated to providing young children with autism, their families, caregivers and service providers intervention opportunities, as well as information and materials needed to develop, maintain and manage successful intensive intervention programs.

Connecticut State Department of Education- Bureau of Special Education

State Education Resource Center
SERC is a nonprofit agency primarily funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education. SERC provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs and districts.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Council speaks out on issues; educates communities, policymakers and service providers; and funds initiatives designed to create opportunities for inclusion in community life, reduce dependence on government services and restore citizen control over programs.

DELAWARE

Lower Delaware Autism Foundation
LDAF provides quality programs and services, advocates for individuals with autism, and promotes community understanding and awareness of autism.

Parent Information Center of Delaware
The purpose of the PIC is to give parents easy access to information and resources designed to improve their children’s developmental and educational outcomes.

Delaware Helpline
Delaware Helpline is a free online service that provides information on state government agencies and referrals to community resources. Delaware Helpline provides a one-stop state government directory service with linkages to appropriate offices, legislators and state employees.

Respite Online
Respite Online is a free service enabling you to do a real-time search for care providers in your area who offer respite care. Respite Online contains information on both child and adult respite care options.

Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

State of Delaware Department of Education

Delaware Learning Resource System
The DLRS is a statewide network of centers that provide resources and services to help educate children, particularly those with special education needs. The DLRS has three instructional materials centers, one in each of Delaware’s counties.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
Provides links to information about self-advocacy, policymaking and government-funded programs for the developmentally disabled as well as a list of legislative actions affecting the disabled community

Delaware People First
Delaware People First is a self-advocacy organization supported by The Arc of Delaware. Members meet on a regular basis to learn about policies and developments in housing, transportation, employment and socialization, and determine the impact of those issues on their lives.

State Council for Persons with Disabilities
The mission of the State Council for Persons with Disabilities is to unite, in one Council, disability advocates and state agency policymakers to ensure that individuals with disabilities are empowered to become fully integrated within the community.

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Disabilities Law Program
The Disabilities Law Program is a special project of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., and is designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy agency in Delaware. This program provides advocacy services to Delaware residents with physical or mental disabilities. Given limited resources, services are prioritized based on needs identified by consumer and community groups

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON D.C.

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Funded through the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), the UCEDD provides leadership; advises federal, state and community policymakers; and promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

DC Autism Parents
The Mission of DC Autism Parents is to improve the lives of all affected by autism in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area through advocacy, education, support, services and research in order to promote community inclusion and awareness.

Department on Disability Services
The Department on Disability Services (DDS) is responsible for the delivery of services to District of Columbia citizens with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. DDS provides direct services and life-planning strategies to individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities. DDS strives to maximize the quality of life for its consumers. Eligible residents are also taught practical living skills and are provided vocational training and regular or sheltered employment.

Developmental Disabilities Council
The DDC promotes and engages in systems or process changes, capacity-building and advocacy activities. All are designed to achieve independence, productivity, integration and community inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

National Children’s Center
NCC’s community-based services include early intervention, schools, employment, and adult day and residential programs. These quality, personalized, lifespan services now benefit more than 600 infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities every day.

DC Aging and Disability Resource Center
This website describes ADRC; provides limited direct access to resources, services, information and events; and provides information about and/or answers to a wide range of questions and concerns related to long-term care.

DC Family Empowerment Center
The Family Empowerment Center provides the necessary organization and support to archive three important objectives: to develop family leadership and governance, individual support and guidance, and policy development.

OSSE Digest
The OSSE Ed Digest is a free online tool distributed monthly by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education of the District of Columbia. Our mission is to share national research and news about urban P-16 education with city leaders, administrators, researchers, the education policy community and other interested stakeholders.

District of Columbia Public Schools

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Office of Disability Rights
The DC Office of Disability Rights (ODR) ensures that the programs, services, benefits, activities and facilities operated or funded by the District of Columbia are fully accessible to and useable by people with disabilities. ODR is committed to inclusion, community-based services and self-determination for people with disabilities.

FLORIDA

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
CARD at the University of South Florida serves Florida families and professionals within the following counties: Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk & Sarasota.

CARD-USF is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. CARD-USF also offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. We also provide assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.

The Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
The Family Network on Disabilities of Florida is a statewide network of families and individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities or have special needs, and their families, professionals and concerned citizens. We provide education and training as well as information about various forms of services available throughout Florida.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
The purpose of the Council is to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs.

Florida Department of Education Exceptional Education and Student Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities

GEORGIA

Parent to Parent of Georgia
Parent to Parent provides support and information to families of children with disabilities. Telephone peer support can be reached by calling 1-800-229-2038. They also have a resource database on their website containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories.

F.A.C.E.S. (Families of Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome Care, Educate and Support)
F.A.C.E.S. is a parent-led support group in Walton County, Georgia, that was established for families, friends, teachers and professionals who have children with autism spectrum disorders. Their goal is to provide educational and other resources. F.A.C.E.S offers monthly support meetings focused on various topics.

North Georgia Autism Center
NGAC’s mission is to promote and provide intensive home-, school- and center-based behavioral therapy to children, youth and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. NGAC promotes the general education and welfare of persons challenged by autism spectrum disorders and supports the development of healthy families.

Georgia Dept. of Human Resources Division of Mental Health- Service Locator

Georgia Department of Education

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to collaborate with Georgia citizens, public and private advocacy organizations, and policymakers to positively influence public policies that enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Georgia Advocacy Office

HAWAII

Pacific Autism Center
Pacific Autism Center is an assembly of providers who offer ABA services, such as therapy, assessments and after-school programs. PAC currently has a contract with the State Department of Health and offers services to children up to 3 years of age through this contract; however, their offerings include programs for children through age 18.

Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii
The Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii supports families of children with disabilities by offering information and referral, training, education, advocacy and mentoring programs. They also provide PIN (persons in need) grants. For more information, visit their website.

Hawaii Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Division

Hawaii Department of Education-Special Education

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Hawaii Disability Rights Center

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

Family Matters
Family Matters provides training throughout the state and information about individual topics on their website. The website also contains a resource library as well as links to publications provided by Family Matters.

Bridges for Autism Foundation
Bridges for Autism provides educational and financial resources to families with children on the autism spectrum.

Illinois Lifespan Project
The Project provides information and referral for the entire state as well as various other resources and articles.

State of Illinois Developmental Disabilities

Illinois State Board of Education- Special Education Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Equip for Equality
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy, and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.

INDIANA

Family and Social Services Administration

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
The mission of the IIDC is to work with communities to welcome, value and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education and service. The Institute collaborates with community agencies, schools, advocacy organizations, government, institutions of higher education and other community partners to effect improvements in quality of life.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism
IRCA staffs conduct outreach training and consultations, engage in research, and develop and disseminate information on behalf of individuals across the autism spectrum, including autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other pervasive developmental disorders. Our efforts are focused on providing communities, organizations, agencies and families with the knowledge and skills to support children and adults in typical early intervention, school, community, work and home settings.

IN*SOURCE Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs
Since 1975, IN*SOURCE has provided services to Indiana families with infants, toddlers, children, youth and young adults with disabilities. Through the work and dedication of the board of directors, the staff and many volunteers, virtually all of whom are parents of persons with disabilities, IN*SOURCE, utilizing a proven parent-to-parent model, has provided quality assistance and support services, and educational resources to individuals and organizations that serve and support persons with disabilities.

Indiana Commission on Autism

Indiana Division of Exceptional Learners

First Steps
Indiana First Steps’ goal is to provide a family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, neighborhood-based system of services for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Indiana Designs Equitable Access for Learning (IDEAL)
Funded through the Indiana Department of Education, online training modules provide ideas and lesson plans for educators.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

IOWA

Iowa Division of Persons with Disabilities
The Division of Persons with Disabilities exists to promote the employment of Iowans with disabilities and reduce barriers to employment by providing information, referral, assessment and guidance, training and negotiation services to employers and citizens with disabilities.

University of Iowa Center for Excellence on Disabilities
The University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) are a nationwide network of interdisciplinary programs that advance policy and practice for and with people with disabilities, their families and communities. The Center for Disabilities and Development was chosen to be Iowa’s UCEDD program in 1972, and this has broadened the ways we are able to provide services throughout the state of Iowa.

Iowa COMPASS
Iowa COMPASS is Iowa’s free, statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, service providers and other members of the community. We maintain information on approximately 5,000 local, state and national agencies and programs.

The Homestead
The Homestead develops innovative solutions for people with autism, provides training and supports for people with autism, and helps others understand autism and better solutions for people with autism through education and consultation.

Regional Autism Services Program
Our mission is to promote excellence in services to Iowans with autism and their families through leadership and the support of staff development programs, innovative services and school improvement. We’re committed to ensuring that all Iowans with autism have regional access to a continuum of service options that allows them to realize their potential. We strive to promote a quality of life for children and adults with autism and their families that set the standard for the nation.

Covering Kids and Families- Division of Iowa Department of Public Health
Covering Kids and Families is a collaborative effort of state and local community-based agencies, child advocacy groups and professional organizations. The project is designed to increase access to health-care coverage for children by identifying and enrolling eligible children into Medicaid and hawk-i, implementing system changes to reduce enrollment and retention barriers, coordinating existing coverage programs for low-income children, and advancing public policy for health-care coverage for families.

Iowa Department of Education

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc

KANSAS

Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services

Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART) at the University of Kansas is a new multidisciplinary center that promotes research and training on the causes, nature and management of autism spectrum disorders. Committed to the highest standards of scientific rigor, K-CART will generate new scientific discoveries about ASD; disseminate research-based practices by training professionals, practitioners and families who serve children and adults with autism; and provide clinical services through the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Kansas Early Autism Services
The purpose of this website is to provide Kansans with information about the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Autism Waiver.

Autism Alliance
The Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City is a community organization committed to the development of a network of resources targeted toward fostering an informed community that facilitates the independence, acceptance and emotional well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders throughout their entire lifespan.

Department of Education for the State

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
The mission of the Kansas IDDRC is to support high-quality basic and applied research relevant to the causes and prevention of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. We also support research aimed at the prevention and remediation of some of the many secondary conditions associated with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, such as difficulty in language acquisition and behavior problems.

KCAL is an independent group of parents, service providers and other professionals who are dedicated to advocating for legislation to support the autism community in Kansas.

Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of KCDD is to ensure the opportunity to make choices regarding participation in society and quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Autism Training Center
The mission of the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to enhance supports for persons with autism by providing information and technical assistance to families and service providers across Kentucky.

Family Information Network on Disabilities (FIND)
FIND of Louisville addresses the need to enhance the knowledge and skills of parents of children with disabilities to ensure their effective participation in decisions regarding education and related services.

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
Our Parent Resource phone line provides information about specific disabilities, support groups and/or parent contacts in your area.

Kentucky PTA

Department of Education

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities is to create change through visionary leadership and advocacy so that people have choices and control over their own lives.

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy

LOUISIANA

Healing Thresholds
Healing Thresholds was created to connect parents to autism therapy information as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Families Helping Families
Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana, Inc. is a network of families in the northeast Louisiana area who, because of their own experiences, became committed to reaching out to other families who have sons, daughters or grandchildren with special needs.

Department of Education for the State

Tinsnips
Tinsnips is a special education resource that strives to share a variety of specialized teaching tools, techniques, worksheets and activities with teachers of students who have autistic spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. Many of these activities may be appropriate for pre-K and kindergarten children.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

People First of Louisiana
People First of Louisiana has a network of local self-advocacy chapters in the state. Self-advocates represent themselves on critical issues at the Legislature and in their home communities

Louisiana Citizens for Actions Now
LaCAN provides information and support to individuals wishing to effectively advocate for the expansion and improvement of community and family support services for people with disabilities and their families through email updates, regional workshops, regional team leaders and personal contact.

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
Through the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, Congress funds and authorizes the Developmental Disabilities Council to conduct advocacy, capacity-building and systems change activities. The Council’s efforts are designed to promote the increased self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in their communities.

Louisiana Advocacy Center
Our advocacy efforts are targeted to vocational rehabilitation clients, the elderly, people with mental illness, and people with developmental and other disabilities, nursing home residents and individuals in group homes. We have served more than one million Louisiana residents by protecting the legal rights of clients, providing information and referral services, helping people in residential facilities with their problems and needs, and educating many through training sessions or printed materials.

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is committed to providing quality services and supports, information and opportunities for choice to people with developmental disabilities and their families in Louisiana.

MAINE

Alpha One
Alpha One’s variety and depth of independent living services include: information and referral, outreach, advocacy, one-to-one and group peer support, consumer-directed personal assistance services, assistive technology financing, access design and independent living skills instruction.

The Cromwell Center
The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness is a non-profit and federally tax-exempt organization founded on the premise that people with all types of disabilities–learning, behavioral and emotional, developmental and physical–deserve the same dignity, inclusion and respect that every person deserves as a birthright. The Center fulfills this mission through programs that (1) promote and foster sensitivity, understanding and recognition of the value of children and adults with disabilities; and (2) provide publicly available educational and informational resources for parents, educators, peers and siblings of children with disabilities.

STRIVE U
STRIVE U provides postsecondary education and training to young adults with developmental disabilities in the realms of residential, employment and community skills, with the goal of enabling its graduates to live and work as full community members with maximum independence and productivity.

Department of Education for the State

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Maine Equal Justice Partners
We work in the legislature, before administrative agencies and in the courts, providing legal and policy analysis to give low-income people in Maine an effective voice on issues they care about.

Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) is a partnership of people with disabilities, their families and agencies that identifies barriers to community inclusion, self-determination and independence, and acts to effect positive change.

MARYLAND

Maryland Department of Disabilities
MDOD operates five programs that provide services and information for the benefit of Marylanders with disabilities, their families, caregivers and service providers. Contact the Maryland Department of Disabilities at 410-767-3660 voice/tty or 1-800-637-4113 voice/tty toll-free

The Parents Place of Maryland
The Parents’ Place of Maryland is a non-profit family-centered organization. Our sole purpose is to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.

Telephone (voice or TDD): (410) 768-9100
FAX: (410) 768-0830
Email: info@ppmd.org

Provides education, information, technical assistance, and supportive activities

  • Conduct regular parent education courses and workshops
  • Help parents find information
  • Provide referrals to other individuals or organizations
  • Work with parents directly to help obtain the best services for their children
  • Actively promote support groups and parent-to-parent networking
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of support groups for parents in Maryland
  • MD State Department of Education – Special Education and Early Intervention

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
200 West Baltimore Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0238

  • Autism Connect

The purpose of Autism Connect is to provide stakeholders in the state of Maryland with an online resource that will assist them in locating and securing resources for individuals with Autism. The website focuses specifically on research, educational resources, and advocacy organizations available to families in Maryland.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Maryland Disability Law Center
Executive Director: Elizabeth Jones
The Walbert Building
1800 North Charles Street
Suite 204
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 234-2791
1-800-233-7201
FAX 410 234-2624
hn6313@handsnet.org