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ACRP/West End- Family Based Mental Health Services & The Family Center
317 Power Street
Johnstown, PA 15906
Frank
J
Janakovix
(814)361-2414

This location houses the Alternative School & Family Based Mental Health Services &The Family Center.ACRP MISSION STATEMENT Everyday in our region there are children who struggle with abuse; neglect or psychological and emotional disorders that keep them from living a normal happy life. It is the mission of The Alternative Community Resource Program to respond to the needs of such children and their families. ACRP works as an alternative to placement while providing comprehensive programs and treatment to address emotional; behavioral; and academic issues. This service spectrum includes treatment for adults through our Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic. At ACRP Individuals are afforded the opportunity for personal growth and development regardless of race; color; gender; religion; or sexual orientation. Since 1989 we have upheld our commitment to meeting the needs of the children and families we serve.

Anne Arundel County Asperger Support Group
375 Benfield Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146
Sue
Hayward
410-544-6661
contacts@aacaps.org

Our group is dedicated to the advocacy and developmental needs of children who have beendiagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.We meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm (during the school year and excluding December).We meet on the 2nd floor of the office building at St. Martin in the Field Church; located at 375 Benfield Blvd in Severna Park; Maryland. Our meetings are open to the public; free of charge; registration free; and; best of all; we welcome everyone who has an interest in Aspergers Syndrome to attend.

Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. (ACCC)
44 Calvert Street, Suite 140A

77 West Street; Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
443-782-5001
(855) 202-6034
(443) 782-5002
Welcome@ArundelCCC.org

Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. (ACCC) is a not-for-profit community service organization that is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children in Anne Arundel County have access to healthy, safe and nurturing environments. This is accomplished through creating connections with families, child care professionals, businesses, and community organizations to help educate and promote the importance of quality child care.

We offer valuable training and support services for new and established child care programs and provide parents with information on evaluating and choosing quality child care, as well as resources on various parenting issues. Please browse through the information and resources we offer on our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions and/or comments.

Aspergers Support Group of Cecil County
14 Skyline Drive
Conowingo, MD 21918
Sandra
Vervier
410-378-5667
SLV4@zoominternet.net
Auntie Em’s Recovery Corner - Online Support

Auntie Em’s Recovery Corner is a new peer support discussion board where folks can come together to share and discuss; thoughts; opinions and suggestions concerning various topics of recovery. Our host Emily Hoffman (otherwise known as Auntie Em) will present bi-weekly topics regarding a theme of recovery. Anyone with computer access can post their responses by sharing personal experiences; ideas and reactions. Your comments will be posted on-line at the link listed below. Replies and comments should lead to an exciting and spirited conversation.

Autism Aspergers Association of Calvert County
P.O. Box 2323
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Deborah
Ursiny
President
410-326-5050
AAACC@asdcalvert;org

AAACC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering support and assistance to Calvert County families facing autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Chapter Eastern Shore; ACES
30467 Cannon Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
443-614-0344

The ACES Support Group serves the Wicomico County parents of special needs children. Our group has served area families for the past eight years. During that time we have provided the following services: Monthly Support Group with Childcare; Education Folder with Community Resources; IEP Assistance and Advocacy; Funding Trainings/Conferences; Community Awareness at Various Events; Funding for Hippotherapy; Lending Library; and Phone Support. Open to parents; teachers; siblings; and those with developmental disabilities. ACES is available for any age group from birth to adult.

Autism Community Enterprises, inc.
16604 Peach St
Bowie, MD 20716
2404687021
info@aceautism.org

Autism Community Enterprises, Inc. mission is to assist youth and young adults with Autism and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities achieve their highest learning potential by enhancing life skills, social skills, and practical living skills which will be achieved through community based learning experiences and programs to enable this population of young adults to become productive members in today's society.

Autism Network for Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons
Autism Research Institute
San Diego, CA 92116
Dr.
Stephen
Edelson
Director; ARI
1-866-366-3361
757-428-9036
757-428-0019

Autism Network for Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons assists parents and professionals to learn more about autism and hearing/visual disabilities.Parent contact is Dolores Bartel - 757-428-9036.

Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake
P.O. Box 10855
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-655-7933

A support group for teenage siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum is held the first Thursday of most months at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital; 1708 W. Rogers Avenue; Baltimore 21209. Join us for a break-out session for teenage siblings of individuals with autism. These get-togethers are a chance for teens to get to know other siblings and to have some fun; with games and snacks provided. Parents can attend our regular support group while their children enjoy time with their peers. If you will be bringing your teen; please register them by emailing info@baltimoreautismsociety.org so we can be sure to have enough goodies for them! Check out our website calendar to confirm dates for the sibling support group meetings: http://www.baltimoreautismsociety.org/calendar-of-events/or call our info line at 410-655-7933.

Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland; Inc.
P.O. Box 2162
California, MD 20619
Terri
Griest
240-561-8860

The Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland provides support and information to families of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the Southern Maryland region. The Support Group offers a website; a forum; monthly meetings; newsletters; a Facebook page; a Twitter feed; camp scholarships; and workshops.

Autism Support Gorup of Charles County
Allysa
Ware
240-423-5757
Lysaware@aol.com

The autism Support Group of Charles County is a sister group of the Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland. We hold meetings for parents on the 3rd of each month at the Panera Bread in La Plata; Md from 6:30pm-8:30.

Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County
P.O. Box 2323
Prince Fredrick, MD 20678
(410) 326-5050
AAACC@asdcalvert.org

In 2003; a group of Calvert County parents decided to form a parent advocacy group to help families coping with the challenges of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Since January 2004; the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County; Inc. (AAACC) has held monthly educational meetings during the school year for parents and other interested individuals. Topics have included educational strategies; speech and language therapy; recreational opportunities and services provided by the Calvert County Health Department; the Calvert County Public Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS). Other meeting topics ranged from estate planning to medical interventions such as the DAN! protocol. Future AAACC meeting topics will include changes to special education law; understanding & preparing for successful IEP meetings; transition into adult life and a variety of other topics to assist families in their search for information; resources and programs for children & adults on the autism spectrum. Meetings are held in Prince Frederick and are open to the public. The AAACC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations and membership fees are tax deductible. Members receive referrals to agencies and health care professionals; parent-to-parent referrals; access to the AAACC lending library and assistance in preparing for IEP meetings.

Autistic Children's Support Group of Worcester County; Inc.
P.O. Box 1322
Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Mary
Jock
410-352-5011
acsgwc@gmail.com

By developing partnerships with local government agencies and businesses; our non-profit 501C3 organization can help families with children on the autistic spectrum in Worcester County; MD and surrounding areas through providing services such as family support; local resource guidance; community awareness programs and financial therapeutic funding.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035
President
BCC-ASA Adult Autism Resource Group (AARG)
508 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
Ellen
Feifarek
410-583-7633

AARG! is what parents say when they realize that their child with autism will someday become an adult with autism. AARG is a work-group of BCC-ASA. We are parents of transition age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders and the professionals who work with them. We provide information about living and work options currently available for adults with ASD; however our goal is to work towards improvement in the capacity and quality of services in Maryland. AARG is not a support group; but we learn from and support each other.

Bedford County Autism Support Group
1790 Woodbury Pike
New Enterprise, PA 16664
Mrs.
Debbie
Ott
(814) 766-2478
bcasg1@embarqmail.com

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA.

Buford Psychology; P.C.
2070 Buford Highway; Suite 1A
Buford, GA 30518
Dr.
Erica
Kasler
678-825-5660

Dr. Erica Kasler provides compassionate therapy and comprehensive evaluations to children; teens; and adults with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety; depression; autism; ADHD; and behavioral disorders.

Calvert County Family & Friends of Special Needs Population Support Group
175 Main Street; Courthouse
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Erica
Haines
410-535-1600 x2542
301-855-1243 x2542
410-535-2233
Caregiver Support Group: My Child was Recently Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; Now What
Loyola Clinical Centers
Baltimore, MD 21212
Ms.
Kathleen
Davis
5911 York Road Suite 100
908-601-6727
kadavis@loyola.edu

FREE support group for caregivers of children who have been recently (within the last 6 months) with Asperger's Disorder or PDD NOS. ONSITE childcare is provided. It will begin on Thursdays in June from 5:30-7pm. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experience in a supportive and therapeutic environment; learn strategies to cope effectively with the challenges of parenting; and gain knowledge about resources and other supports in the area.

CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
4601 Presidents Drive
Lanham, MD 20706
E. Clarke
Ross
D.P.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Suite 300
301-306-7070
800-233-4050
301-306-7090

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD); is a national non-profit; tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education; advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site; CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances; medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine; the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD; News From CHADD; a free electronically mailed current events newsletter; as well as other publications of specific interest to educators; professionals and parents.

Child Centered Solutions
Laurel, MD 20707
240-877-6179

At Child Centered Solutions, we are committed to whole child teaching and learning. We know that intervention should be tailored to fit the needs of the individual child, while still incorporating family goals. We are more than Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), but interventionists that target the whole child. All services are provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). We invite you to learn more about Child Centered Solutions and discover a service provider built for you.

Children's Developmental Clinic
Alicia
Montgomery
Parent Liason
202 903-5178
arenee998@gmail.com

A great program for kids with special/developmental needs is starting a new semester. Registration for the Children's Developmental Clinic is now open. The program runs on Saturday mornings from September 21st to November 16th.

Children receive one-on-one therapeutic sessions with trained clinicians that cover language, social and motor skills each Saturday for 2 hours. Parents get respite, education and fellowship. The University of Maryland program accepts kids from 4 years old to 12. Children as young as 6 months old can attend the clinic at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo.

For information and registration, parents can come to the University of Maryland School of Public Health building on Saturday, September 7 or Saturday, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The whole semester costs just over $300, and financial aid may be available. The building can be challenging to find, so getting on campus early is helpful. Payments are accepted by check on site.

If you or a family you know could benefit from the program, or they have any questions, please contact(202 903-5178; arenee998@gmail.com), the parent liaison for the clinic at the University of Maryland, or call the clinic office at 301 546-0519.

Cisco Center
350 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Severna Park, MD 21146
Cisco
Nochera
410-647-1503
443-848-9684
cisco@ciscocenter.org

There are a wide variety of programs offered at the Cisco Center for pre-school and elementary aged children. Some of these are: Pre-K Early Intervention; Art: Sensory/Fine Motor/Language; Family and Child Advocacy; Father’s Group; Motor/Language Group (P.E.); Parent Workshops; Parents’ Night Out; Toddler Time; Social/Language Groups; Picky Eaters Clinic; Speech/Language Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Music Therapy; Dance/Movement Therapy.

Coffee Break for Parents of Children with Autism
The Arc of Prince George's County; 1400 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774
Nicki
Haverstick
301-925-7050

Support group for families with children with autism. Additional contact: Joe Shahady; ext. 306

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