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Important Links for People with Disabilities

Baltimore County Family Navigator offers support and guidance while helping families identify their strengths and challenges, find resources and develop a plan of action. This free service is available to Baltimore County families who have a child with intensive needs related to mental/behavioral health or a developmental disability.

The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Special Education offers students with disabilities access to a full continuum of services while being educated with nondisabled peers to the maximum extent possible.

Disability.gov connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help get the support you need.

The Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) was established in 2001 to provide expertise related to deaf and hard of hearing issues to Maryland citizens and facilitate their ability to access resources and services.

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

The Maryland Department of Disabilities, in partnership with other State agencies, works to remove barriers for people with disabilities and create new opportunities in education, employment, housing and transportation.

Maryland Relay helps people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech disabled easily communicate through TTY (text telephone) with anyone using a standard telephone. Access Maryland Relay by dialing 711.

Maryland Transitioning Youth provides information and resources for transition planning, post-secondary education, employment services, health care, transportation and much more.

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) supports the employment and economic independence of people with disabilities.

Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a “gateway” for older adults and individuals with disabilities. It is a statewide resource for information and assistance about long-term services and supports to allow individuals to remain at home and plan for future needs. State partners include the Maryland Departments of Aging, Disabilities, and Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as the regional Centers for Independent Living. MAP is part of the national Aging and Disability Resource Center initiative that provides a visible and trusted place to access information and assistance. The MAP of Baltimore County is found in the Department of Aging. Contact MAP of Baltimore County at 410-887-2594 or send an email to aginginfo@baltimorecountymd.gov.

The Social Security Administration offers benefits for the disabled. Learn about benefits eligibility including disability and retirement, you may even apply for benefits online.

The United States Department of Justice, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies and in commercial facilities.

Revised June 25, 2014

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