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The Maggie’s Light Foundation, Inc.

The Maggie’s Light Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit advocacy organization for Maryland families caring for children and youth with special health care needs from birth to age 21. The organization’s mission is to assist families in their efforts to create lives they and their children love—lives filled with hope, friends, new experiences, and opportunities to engage and participate in their communities. Maggie’s Light provides funding for respite, camp, and recreational services. In addition, Maggie’s Light assists families in identifying caregivers (undergraduate and graduate students) and navigating local and statewide resources to obtain services they need.

In partnership with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Maggie’s Light implemented the Family Perspective Experience Program that provides pre-professional training on the “family perspective” for undergraduate and graduate students studying health and disability-related fields. Students will gain insight into the lives of families caring for children with special health care needs, and a better understanding of the complexities and challenges these families encounter on a daily basis. This experience will be extremely beneficial for students as they pursue careers serving families caring for children with special health care needs.

For more information about the partnership, please contact the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at 443-923-9555.

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