The below list features a variety of support and advocacy groups aimed to help people with disabilities living in the state of Maryland.
Advocates for Children and Youth
Advocates for Children and Youth is dedicated to identifying problems, evaluating the effectiveness of programs and policies, and promoting policies and programs that improve results for Maryland’s children.
The Arc Baltimore
The Arc Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing employment training and support, day and residential services, family support and education, treatment foster care, respite care, public policy advocacy, and information and referrals. The Arc holds several support groups: Guy Talk: Dad Support Group, Moms Understand (I): Parents of Younger Children Support Group, Moms Understand (II): Parents of Adult Children Support Group.
Brain Injury Association of Maryland
The Brain Injury Association of Maryland aims to be the voice of those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, and research. Find a brain injury support group near you.
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. (HPRP)
The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP), a non-profit organization, aims to end homelessness by providing free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy, for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE)
The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE) promotes effective and inclusive education practices in Maryland and beyond, advocates for families, supports schools in their work to improve instruction and inclusion, and shares current information on best educational practices.
Parents’ Place of Maryland
The Parents’ Place of Maryland empowers families as advocates and partners in improving education and health outcomes for their children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.
People On the Go Maryland (POG)
People On the Go (POG) is a group of advocates with intellectual and developmental challenges who advocate, educate and legislate about the importance of choice and the freedom it brings with the reward of independence.