MCDD News & Updates
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Mussel Up for a Cause
Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute
A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Project HEAL is Maryland’s only comprehensive medical-legal partnership. A community-based program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Project HEAL provides comprehensive advocacy and legal services for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Project HEAL attorneys collaborate with Kennedy Krieger health care professionals and trainees to ensure that patients receive the medical and legal care they need.
Advocacy and Legal Services
- Representation: special education matters, Supplemental Security Income appeals, and simple family law matters.
- Limited representation: brief advice, document review, referrals, information, and resources.
- Case consultations: advice to Kennedy Krieger healthcare professionals, trainees, and educators.
- Pro bono referrals: Ober|Kaler, Ballard Spahr, LLP, DLA Piper, and nonprofit legal services organizations.
- Professional trainings: for healthcare professionals, trainees, and educators.
- Community trainings: for children, families, service providers, and outside agencies.
Project HEAL provides legal services for patients at Kennedy Krieger Institute with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, if they meet the income eligibility requirements and have a civil legal issue requiring an attorney. Fees are determined based on a sliding scale. Written proofs of income and advance payment are required. For income eligibility guidelines and fees, contact Project HEAL at (443) 923-4414.
Here's what a Harford County guardian said of Project HEAL's help in April 2014:
Visit the Client Testimonials page to read what parents and guardians impacted by Project HEAL are saying.
Maureen van Stone, Esq., M.S.
Director, Project HEAL
716 N. Broadway, Office 106
Baltimore, MD 21205
Tel: (443) 923-4416
Fax: (443) 923-4417
Mallory Finn, Esq.
716 N. Broadway, Office 111
Baltimore, MD 21205
Tel: (443) 923-9571
Fax: (443) 923-9581