COVID19 UPDATE: All appointments are by phone, building is closed. Working Together and Brain Injury Support Group are through Zoom please call for further information.
OVERVIEW: Provides advocacy, access to resources, and community connections for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Seeks solutions to help people with developmental disabilities attain their goals.
1) FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: Provides services for the purpose of preventing institutionalization. Offers information and referral to help families locate and access respite care, counseling, parent support groups and special adaptive equipment.
2) WORKING TOGETHER: Self-advocates meet monthly and speak to civic groups and students in the public school system about the accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities and the obstacles they encounter. Community education Informs the public about the abilities, needs and rights of people with disabilities through a library, bimonthly newsletter, speakers bureau and a directory of local services.
3) INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT SERVICES: Helps move eligible persons toward independence by helping them obtain housing and employment and by providing counseling and support.
4) ADVOCACY PROGRAM: Strives to remove barriers caused by prejudice or lack of information. Works to develop local services that are needed but are unavailable.
5) COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Offers a bi-monthly newsletter for members, a library open to the public that includes publications and training materials. A speakers bureau is also available upon request.
6) EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Helps individuals with developmental disabilities to obtain and keep jobs within the community.
7) RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT: Provides individuals with developmental disabilities what is needed to live within the community.
8) DAY PROGRAM: Provided for individuals with a significant developmental disability.
9) BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: for people who have sustained a brain injury and this provides an opportunity to socialize, meet others, receive support and encouragement. It meets on the first Thursday at The Arc of Frederick County from 6:30-8:00 PM.
620-A Research Court
Agency: Arc of Frederick County, The
Languages Available: Spanish and ASL., American Sign Language, Spanish
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Residents of the county who have developmental disabilities and their families.