Disabilities

Channel Marker, Inc.

410-822-4619

410-820-0124

508 Kerr Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

To provide prevention and support services to individuals, their families, and the community to maximize the mental health potential of all.

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Adult program includes site and community based psychiatric rehabilitation services, supported employment, residential, and special support and assistance for those suffering from mental illness as the primary diagnosis. The Youth Program offers community based psychiatric rehabilitative services.

Services are offered year round through after school and summer programming. Incorporated in the structured schedule are activities that encourage the youth to develop skills for working in groups and in peer relationships. A referral from a mental health provider is required. We have access to a language line as needed to assist with intakes and paperwork.

Channel Marker, Inc. is excited to add Residential Crisis Beds to our line of mental health and wellness support services in the Spring of 2022! An eight-bed crisis facility will be located within its Glebe Park Drive headquarters in Easton and serve individuals who are seeking stabilization through acute, non-emergent crisis support services.

Eligibility

Primary diagnosis of mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Fees

Vary according to program. Medical assistance accepted.

Areas Served

Caroline County, Talbot and Dorchester Counties

Ages Served

School-Aged Youth 5-18 & Adults 18+

Family Support Services for Special Education- Caroline County Public Schools

410-479-3609

410-479-4204

To provide the skills and knowledge that will enable families of children and youth with disabilities and professionals to function as equal partners in the educational decision making process and to assist families in accessing services for their children.

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This is a resource center for families and schools serving families and educators of children with disabilities in Caroline County. Services include special education resources, information and referral, assistance with the I.E.P., seminars and workshops, consultation, lending library, newsletter, information about local, state, and national parent organizations, facilitation of parent and children’s support groups. There is a Mom’s Mornings Together support group for moms with children with disabilities. The children are invited, it meets the last Monday of the month at 10:00am at Denton Elementary School, Portable #2. Periodically offers Sibshops programs. These programs target siblings of special needs children and celebrates the contributions they make toward their disabled sibling.

Eligibility

Families and Educators of children with disabilities, birth – 21, in Caroline County.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Thurs 8am – 4:30pm

Areas Served

Caroline County

Fairhaven Manor I & II

1-410-754-3466

410-754-8470

P.O. Box 499, Denton, MD 21629

Both Fairhaven Manor I & II are single bedroom apartments designed for the elderly, disabled, and handicapped. Rent is based on income. You must provide proof of your income and disability.

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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-4:30 PM

Eastern Shore Respite Care Project

1-800-439-1222 or 410-221-1940

410-943-3536

PO Box 592, Cambridge, MD 21613

The program serves 9 counties of the Eastern Shore for those with developmental disabilities and 7 counties for functionally disabled. The program reimburses families paying out of pocket for respite care. It is a service that helps families trying to keep their child or adult with them in the community.

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Respite care is short-term relief for those taking care of a disabled child or adult. The program works with families to provide financial reimbursement, guidance, referrals to other appropriate services in their area. Families choose their own careworker, the only rule being someone in the same household cannot be used.

Eligibility

There is an application process that includes financial information and a medical statement to verify disability.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-4 PM

Areas Served

Eastern Shore of MD

DORS – Division of Rehabilitation Services

410-770-4646 or 1-800-586-3824

410-819-6840

8737 Brooks Drive, Suite 106, Easton, MD 21629

Promotes the employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities.

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Offers a broad spectrum of support to disabled students and adults, ranging from equipment to vocational training. Can assist with vehicle adaptations to customers based on eligibility and financial need. We also provide independent living services for vision disabled adults over 55.

Eligibility

Must have a physical or mental impairment that keeps him or her from working. The person must also need vocational rehabilitation services in order to keep employment, and must be able to benefit from services.

Hours of Operation

M-F 8AM-5PM

Fees

Sliding scale based on family income for purchase of goods. No fee for services only.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester & Talbot Counties

Ages Served

High School Students and Adults

Parents’ Place of Maryland

410-768-9100 or 1-800-394-5694 or 410-928-2079

410-768-0830

801 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite Q, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

To ensure that individuals with disabilities and special health care needs lead rich active lives and participate as full members of their schools and communities.

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Assists parents of children with disabilities by conducting regular parent education workshops, helping parents find information, providing referrals, lending materials from their library, maintaining an up-to-date list of support groups, and working with parents directly to help them obtain the best possible services for their child. Each region has a local Parent Educator contact. Each Parent Educator has a child with a disability and provides assistance to families on issues related to their child’s disability, particularly about special education. Visit the website for workshop schedules and links to other resources. The staff also includes individuals who work on the Maryland Family Voices project. This project works to improve access to health care for children and youth with special health care needs. For more information email: info@ppmd.org

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Cecil, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

Positive Strides Theraputic Riding Center

410-673-7450

P.O. Box 391, Easton, MD 21601

Talbot Special Riders, Inc. (TSR), a non-profit I.R.S. 501(c)3 organization, is a therapeutic horseback riding program providing therapy for physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals. Founded in 1981, it is the only program of its kind in Talbot County, Maryland. The entire program is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

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The program’s goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. Riders also improve their attention span and their ability to follow directions. We work on coordination and spatial relationships as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.In addition to Therapeutic Riding, TSR offers Hippotherapy, a treatment technique used by our occupational therapist to improve balance, coordination, muscle strengthening, motor planning and sensory processing. The movement of the horse is what is most important and the goals are similar to those used in a traditional medical facility. The therapist does not teach riding skills, rather she focuses on the individual’s needs and selects exercises and activities to meet those needs.

Eligibility

There is a special focus on children and adults in need of equitherapy.

Fees

Vary according to program.

Areas Served

Mid-Shore region

Talisman Therapeutic Riding

443-239-9400

We serve those who can prosper by the talismanic healing nature of horses with he guidance of professional therapists and instructors in a peaceful farm setting. We strive to create an organic healing center which implements equine assisted activities, horticultural therapy, and other nature related approaches to broaden experiences and benefit emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual well-being.

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We offer our participants and riders a safe, enjoyable experience in a pleasant and serene environment. TTR’s seven programs build confidence and self-esteem, improve balance, coordination, and range of motion to increase muscle strength and flexibility. Our programs offer an opportunity to become more independent, acquire new skills, take on new responsibilities, make new friends (some with four legs). Come and experience a new way to view the world – from the back of a horse. We are conveniently located on the county school bus route. Talisman Therapeutic Riding is a PATH International Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). We are a worksite location for the Caroline County School-to-Work Transition Program.

Fees

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Special Olympics Maryland

410-242-1515 or 1-800-541-7544 (MD Only)

The purpose of Special Olympics Upper Shore is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults intellectual disabilities or closely-related developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a shoring of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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The sports that are offered are: in the fall, soccer and power lifting; in the winter, basketball; in the spring, aquatics, boccie; in the summer, cycling, kayaking, and golf. All sports are available at no or minimal cost to the athletes. Travel outside the county for practices may be necessary.

Areas Served

Maryland

Social Security Administration, Cambridge Regional Office

Cambridge Office 1-888-347-9277 National #1- 800-772-1213 TTY: 1-800-325-0778

410-221-0592

828 Airpax Road, Suite 500, Cambridge, MD 21613

Located off Rt. 50. Take Rt. 16 (Church Creek Road). The office is located behind Wal-Mart.

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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Tues-Thurs.-Fri. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Wed. 9-12PM

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties