Family, Sibling, and Individual Support

The Arc of Prince George’s County – Family and Individual Support Services – 301-925-7050

The Arc National Headquarters
Offers information for and about siblings of people with developmental disabilities.

Abilities Network
Towson, MD 21286
Provides customized services focusing on one-to-one supports to foster inclusion through education, training, and advocacy.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Offers national information on legislation, research, and news.

Autism Society of America
Provides information, referrals, seminars and support groups.

Bridges Ministry Reid Temple AME Church
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Provides respite and Bible teaching for children and adults with disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Group
Provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

Chesapeake-Potomac Spina Bifida Association, Inc.
(888) 733-0988
Offers information & referrals, individual advocacy and newsletter updates.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
Provides a network of support groups offering information and support through monthly meetings, speakers and their resource library.

Community Connections
A project of the University of Maryland that promotes awareness of disabilities, increases opportunities for young children with special needs to participate in the community, and provides support to people and organizations that include children with special needs.

Connection Beyond Sight and Sound
Department of Special Education
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742
Provides resources and technical assistance for children birth to age 21 with vision and hearing impairments.

A website devoted to creating email friendships between people with and without developmental disabilities.

Offers information for parents of younger children, but includes information and resources for “Life Planning” (i.e. planning for the future).

Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)
Department of Social Services
Offers periodic health screening, diagnosis, and treatment for children; includes vision, hearing, and dental assessments; may also cover screening for physical, mental, or developmental problems when needed. Medical Assistance funds the EPSDT program for children 21 years and younger.

Easter Seals
Calverton, MD 20705
Provides services for children and adults with disabilities.

Epilepsy Foundation
Landover, MD 20785
Provides information, referral, counseling, public education, advocacy and consultation services for individuals with epilepsy.

Exceptional Parent Library
Provides a good source of books, videos, and software for parents who care for children with special needs.

Family Tree
Provides parenting support with a 24-hour Stress Line.

Family Village Project
Provides a global network that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for people with special needs or disabilities, their families and providers.

Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC)
Provides a storehouse of information for parents of children with disabilities, age birth to 5 years, receiving services under IDEA.

Independence Now
6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 504
Riverdale, MD 20737
Provides independent living and advocacy services, benefits counseling and youth leadership development supports to people with disabilities.

Lourie Center – Early Headstart Program
Beltsville, Maryland
Provides in-home mentoring and parenting skills training for parents of very young children.

Maryland Family Network–Child Care Enhanced Services

National Down Syndrome Society
Provides information including local chapters and support groups, referrals and advocacy.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Operates as a national clearinghouse, providing free information to assist parents, educators, caregivers, and advocates of children with disabilities.

National Parent Network on Disabilities
Provides a comprehensive source of information for parents, caregivers and advocates on legislative issues, advocacy and parenting issues.

PACT/ Growing Together
7000 Tudsbury Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Offers a supported parenting program that teaches parenting and independent living skills to mothers and fathers with intellectual disabilities. PACT offers free training for professionals.

Parents of Children with Down Syndrome
Pamela Leach

Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)
Offers parenting support, training and workshops throughout the year.

Special Education Resources, LLC
Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center
6915 Laurel-Bowie Road, Suite 205-B
Bowie, MD 20715
No cost therapy services for children with disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy of Prince George’s County
Lanham, MD 20706
Provides information and referral services to families.

United Parents Syndicate on Disabilities
Offers news, information, conference and event schedules, and legislative updates.

Note: These providers are not endorsed or approved by The Arc of Prince George’s County. This contact information is provided as a service; families must determine for themselves if these providers are able to support the needs of their family member(s).