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Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes to complete our online application. The initial application must be completed in one sitting. Please ensure that all required documents are available for upload before you begin. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission.

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Our admissions team meets on the first Monday of the month to review all pending applications. Transitioning Youth (graduating year) applications are reviewed in May and November.  After initial review, if the admissions team deems appropriate, our admissions and compliance specialist will process your application to next steps which will include an additional questionnaire, video submission, and observation. The application process from start to admissions decision could take up to 6 months.

CORE Foundations Informational Meetings

If you are interested in having CORE Foundations as your DDA Provider, please join us to meet the CORE Foundations team, learn about our program, and have an opportunity to ask questions you may have. Please note that attending an information meeting is mandatory as part of the application process. All applications must be completed in entirety in order for your application to be considered.

Please contact us at MCSCompliance@KennedyKrieger.org with questions.

Register for CORE Foundations Information Session

If you are interested in learning more about Meaningful Community Services complete our inquiry form to receive additional information.

Meaningful Community Services Inquiry Form

Transition Consultation

Transition Consultation provides education and training to increase individuals, families, and professionals’ knowledge and understanding of service delivery, funding systems, eligibility, application process, and navigate the transition from school to adult services. This supports individuals to make informed decisions about their future. 

Neurodiversity at Work is offering fee based Transition Consultation service to support your transition from school to adult services. Complete our transition consultation form and a member of our team will contact you in 7-10 business days. 

Transition Consultation Request Form

CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Meaningful Community Services programs provide person-centered services that inspire personal growth, promote meaningful relationships, and empower people with disabilities to achieve independence at their home, workplace, and community.

CORE Foundations provides individuals of all abilities with the opportunity and education to continue developing core skills that are the foundation for a successful adult life. We create a customized program in partnership with each individual to support their independence. The person-centered approach requires an individualized plan, a daily schedule and goals. CORE Foundations is a certified and licensed Developmental Disabilities Administration adult provider for the state of Maryland and a community-based program serving 7 Maryland counties. CORE Foundations also provides employment services through the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

*Applications for 2022 Transitioning Youth will be accepted until May 1, 2022 with a projected start date, if enrolled, between January and June 2023.

Please contact us at MCSCompliance@KennedyKrieger.org with questions.

CORE Foundations Community Programming at Kennedy Krieger Institute

CORE Foundations Community Programming offers community integration and social engagement programming through a series of events and activities. Programs are offered to individuals 18 and older, regardless of enrollment in CORE Foundations.

Contact Cassidy Love, Manager of Meaningful Day Services, at LoveCa@KennedyKrieger.org with questions.

CORE Foundations Virtual Support Services

Virtual Support Services are interactive sessions, designed to support an individual achieve personal goals related to independent living, job development, community engagement, health and wellness, problem-solving, and communication skills. Individuals are paired with one of our qualified and trained Employment Training Specialist or Community Development Specialist.

Please contact us at MCSCompliance@KennedyKrieger.org with questions.

Project SEARCH at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Project SEARCH is a 10-month, transition to work program that provides hands-on job training through integrated worksite rotations, career exploration, innovative adaptations, and mentoring from experienced staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The ultimate goal upon program completion is meaningful competitive integrated employment. This real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills helps individuals with disabilities make successful transitions to a productive adult life.

Register for Project SEARCH Information Session

Contact Rebecca Colangelo, Assistant Director of Meaningful Community Services, at Colangelo@KennedyKrieger.org with questions.