|Bay Area Center for Independent Living, Inc. (BACIL)|
|Phone Number||(443) 260-0822|
|Address||909 Progress Circle, Suite 300, Salisbury, MD 21804|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm; Other hours by appointment|
|Description||Information and Assistance to support individuals with disabilities to live, learn, work and participate in their community activities. An array of services to support independent living, to include peer mentoring, assistive technology, benefits counseling, advocacy, skills training, job readiness, transitioning services for youth, transitioning support to return home from nursing homes.
Main Office: Salisbury
Serving Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties of Maryland.
|Phone Number||(410) 634-2112|
|Address||14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660|
|Description||For 60 years, the mission of Benedictine has been to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential. Today, Benedictine provides more than 200 children and adults with special education, vocational training, supported employment and home like residential living options on our main campus and in the community.
Our values of Dignity of Work, Compassionate Caring and Hospitality serve as the driving force throughout the organization and directly support our mission. These values and our mission will continue to guide us and assure our future success in meeting the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The Benedictine School is a non-graded, twelve-month residential and day school for males and females, ages 5-21, grades K-12 with mild-severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism.
Behavioral characteristics of students appropriate for admission may include those with limited or no communication skills, impulsivity, short attention span, poor judgment, resistance to change, difficulty making transitions, difficulty developing and maintaining relationships, repetitive behaviors, and obsessive insistence on sameness of routine. Also appropriate are prospective students with limited adaptive behaviors in some, or all of the following areas: functional academics, self-care, social skills, home living, health and safety, self-direction, vocational and employment needs.
Referrals may be made by Boards of Education, Departments of Social Services, other human service agencies, private professionals or parents.
While each student is reviewed and evaluated on an individual basis, the following programming needs are not available at the Benedictine School: substance abuse treatment, the deaf/blind; severe sex offenders; fire starters or those requiring a secure facility.
The Benedictine Open Community/Adult Services Program supports persons ages 21 and over with developmental disabilities. Participants explore vocational interests, engage in job development, and build skills in industries of choice within a supportive environment designed to assist in finding competitive employment in the community or in volunteer positions. Community living and independent living skills are also provided and our beautifully decorated group homes provide a comfortable home environment in attractive and safe neighborhoods for those participating in our adult residential program.
|Chesapeake Center, Inc.|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-4122|
|Address||713 Dover Road, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||Chesapeake Center, Inc. envisions a caring community in which individuals with disabilities become empowered to demonstrate their choice of residence, career, friends, and activities where they are safe from abuse, neglect, recrimination, and ridicule.
Chesapeake Center’s mission is to assist adults with disabilities to reach their potential for independence by pursuing opportunities for housing, employment, natural supports, friendship, and community activities.
Chesapeake Center provides Vocational Training through on the job training so employees with disabilities can earn a paycheck for work performed. Some of the participants that attend daily are transported in vans owned by the Center, traveling from Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Dorchester counties. Many vocational consumers live in residences owned and operated by Chesapeake Center. Living with 3 to 8 other adults, Group Home residents learn how to take care of themselves and their house. For those who master household skills and can safely live alone, Chesapeake Center offers drop-in Support Services by trained staff.
As a not for profit agency, Chesapeake Center is reimbursed for many of its community-based services by the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene’s Developmental Disabilities Administration. Eligibility is determined by DDA by contacting the Resource Coordinator from the County Health Department where the applicant resides.
|Phone Number||410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141|
|Address||12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||Child Find is a process in which children with special needs are identified. Preschoolers and school-age children who have suspected or already identified problems in development may which interfere with their educational progress may be referred.
Who May Refer?
- Community Agencies
- Child Care Providers
- Other Health Specialist
- Private Schools
Who is Eligible for Child Find?
Residents of Talbot County, ages 3-21, who have suspected or diagnosed delays in thinking and reasoning, speech and language, motor skills, self-help skills, social and adaptive behavior. All services are provided by Talbot County Public Schools at no cost to the family.
Who Do You Contact (Children Ages 3-21:)
Supervisor of Special Education
Talbot County Education Center
410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141
|Developmental Disabilities Resource Coordination|
|Phone Number||(410) 819-5600; After Hours: (443) 890-9912|
|Address||100 S. Hanson Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm|
|Description||The Developmental Disabilities Program/Resource Coordination is the local link to the Developmental Disabilities Administration. This program is designed to assist individuals with disabilities by processing eligibility for DDA, to identify appropriate services and resources, to obtain needed services, and to enable them to gain as much independence as possible in their lives.
Anyone with severe, chronic disability, other than the sole diagnosis of Mental Illness and who needs/or will need residential, day, or support services may apply. Interpreter services are available.
Eligibility depends upon your type of disability, its effects on your ability to live independently, and your age when you became disabled. DDA services are not an entitlement.
To apply for services, any Talbot County resident may make a referral by calling 410-819-5600 or complete a Referral Form which can be mailed or faxed to 410-819-5683.
|Disability Rights Maryland|
|Phone Number||(410) 727-6352; Toll Free 1-(800) 233-7201|
|Address||1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm|
|Description||We provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.
Disability Rights Maryland services plan includes: children’s mental health, adult mental health, developmental disabilities, education, nursing facilities, traumatic brain injury, assistive technology, civil rights and community inclusion, voting rights, medicaid, advocacy for social security beneficiaries and public policy.
|Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)|
|Phone Number||(410) 770-4646|
|Address||8737 Brooks Drive, Suite 106, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||DORS helps people with physical, emotional, intellectual, developmental, sensory and learning disabilities go to work and keep their jobs by providing services such as career assessment and counseling, assistive technology, job training, higher education and job placement.
DORS will assign a counselor who will talk with you about DORS services and find out if you are eligible for these services.
Many DORS counselors are specially trained to work with specific groups like high school students or individuals who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind or have persistent mental illness.
|Family Support and Resource Center|
|Phone Number||410-822-0330 ext.179|
|Address||12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Office hours vary|
|Description||There are many different ways we offer support:
1-a one on one meeting to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
2-attending an IEP meeting with you at your child's school
3-a referral to a person, resource or agency that turns out to be the next best step for a particular situation
4-borrowing a book or DVD that speaks directly to a specific disability or issue
|Local Care Team|
|Phone Number||(443) 366-2511|
|Description||The Talbot County Local Care Team’s (LCT) primary goal is to connect children and families in Talbot County with the services and resources they need to reach their potential and live successfully in our community. Our LCT is comprised of experienced professionals that understand the ins and outs of the maze of programs and systems at the local and state level and are ready to help you figure out why your child is struggling to meet their goals.
A family friendly resource team of Talbot County family serving agencies to assist families with children facing behavioral, school, mental health or physical challenges.
|Medical Assistance Personal Care Program – Talbot County Health Dept.|
|Phone Number||(410) 819-5640|
|Address||100 S Hanson St, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm|
|Description||The Medical Assistance Personal Care Program helps individuals who have a chronic illness, medical condition, or disability remain in their homes. Services provided assist individuals with basic domestic activities of daily living. The program has been renamed to allow for the different levels of services provided:
- Community Options Waiver
- Community First Choice (CFC)
- Community Personal Assistance Services (CPAS)
These three programs work hand-in-hand to provide community services and supports. They empower older adults and people with disabilities to live in the community.
Referrals can be accepted at Talbot County Health Department by telephone, fax, mail, or in person. A licensed registered nurse will complete an evaluation for services in the client’s home or place of residence. Medical information from the client’s medical provider is required.
Visit the web for more information about these programs.
|Positive Strides Therapeutic Riding Center|
|Phone Number||(443) 239-4953|
|Address||Timber Grove Farm, 6292 Statum Road, Preston, MD 21655|
|Hours||Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday: 9am to 5pm|
|Description||Positive Strides provides physical and emotional therapy to individuals using horses. Our curriculum is adjusted to the individual needs or requirements and/or capabilities of our clients. Our goal is not to turn out great equestrians, but to build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.
Our therapy also increases attention span and develops ability to take, understand, and follow directions. We work on coordination and spatial relationships, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises. Thus individuals can better realize their potential and find a place in our society in which to lead a productive life.
We emphasize abilities not disabilities!
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 391, Easton, MD 21601|
|Special Olympics Maryland Upper Shore|
|Phone Number||(301) 343-3113|
|Description||Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for citizens with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.|
|Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program|
|Phone Number||410-822-0686, ext. 2202|
|Address||Easton Elementary School, 307 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday: 8am to 4pm|
|Description||The goal of the Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program is to provide family-centered support and services to infants and toddlers with delays/disabilities to help them reach their potential and be prepared for school.
The Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program is a family-centered program serving children birth through two years of age who reside in Talbot County and meet state eligibility requirements. Services are provided year round at no cost to families. If your child is found eligible, the Infants and Toddlers Program can target the following areas:
- Fine Motor
- Gross Motor
Services are provided in home, community, or center-based settings depending on the needs of your family and child. Sessions are scheduled with your individual service provider(s) Monday through Friday.
|The ARC – Eastern Shore Office|
|Phone Number||(410) 269-1883|
|Address||18 N. Hanson Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||The Arc is the largest community-based organization advocating for and serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families within the Chesapeake Region. Serving Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s Counties, our dedicated staff works on the front-lines providing life changing interventions, grants, services and programs to individuals throughout their lifetimes.
Progressive and innovative, we look to the individual’s strengths and preferences to determine the best way to serve their needs and desires and adjust our programs to fit the person, not the other way around.
We serve those at any age and any stage of their life and over 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.
Visit the web for a list of programs and services.
|The Learning Connection: Learning Consultant & ADHD Coach|
|Phone Number||(410) 829-9561|
|Description||Beverly Rohman is a Learning Consultant and Board-Certified ADHD Coach dedicated to assisting, encouraging and providing support for individuals and families who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other learning differences.
The Learning Connections provides a wide range of valuable services aimed at helping students, families and adults with learning challenges.
- Individual Coaching for All Ages
- Personalized Strategies for Behavior Change
- Information Finding & Research
- ADHD & Learning Challenge Education
- Customized Workshops, Trainings & Courses
- School & Program Selection Consulting for Families & Individuals
- Child Support Program Selection Consulting for Parents
- Individual Parent Education Courses
- Resource Library
- Referrals to Additional Organizations & Professionals
Eastern Shore Crisis Response1-888-407-8018