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While using this list please keep in mind that many providers do not fit easily into just one category.  We have listed the providers in every  category they provide services as well as described, to the best of our ability, the services they provide.    If you are looking for a more in depth listing of providers of services for children or adults with autism please visit Pathfinders for Autism. 

 Pathfinders for Autism is a parent sponsored non-profit organization that supports research, services, and education directed toward improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families. Pathfinders provides telephone and on-line information and referral service that helps families locate information, programs, and services throughout Maryland and surrounding areas. Pathfinders' services are free of charge for those who are listed and for the families Pathfinders serve.


Montgomery County Public Schools:  Phone Numbers and Links
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Adult Services

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For more information about the providers listed below, check out their web sites or the DDA website.  Follow the links to the provider list for the Southern Maryland Region.
The Arc of Montgomery County
Residential Division
301-984-5781 The Arc of Montgomery County provides a continuum of community-based residential services throughout Montgomery County for adults with mental retardation.
The Arc of Montgomery County
Vocational Services 
301-294-6840 Provides employment opportunities, vocational counseling, and career development for adults with mental retardation.  Components include: traditional day program, supported work program, job training and tryout.
The Arc of Montgomery County
 Respite House
301-294-8055 or
The Respite House provides services for up to three guests at one time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Occasional camping weekend are offered in the summer.
(Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children)
301-762-1650 Residential Program provides housing for adults with autism.  Unit house three adults and their counselors and are scattered throughout Montgomery County.
Vocational Supported Employment Program provides supported employment and a wide range of vocational services to adults with autism regardless of the severity of their disabilities.
(Community Support Services)
301-545-5002 Residential Services for adults.  Individuals may own or lease their own homes or live in an apartment, townhouse, condominium or house.  Supported Employment Services including travel training, behavioral training and on-the-job training.
Community Living Program

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute


Community Living: Provides housing, transportation, personal care and other individualized supports for adults.
In-Home Supports:  Provides individual supports and personal care for children and adults who live in their families care.
Community Living Partnership: 
Partnering with people with developmental disabilities who want to live in their own homes in the community, Kennedy works with individuals and families , assisting them to secure housing and then arranging for the supports required to live there successfully.
Community Options Program
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
301-251-2860 A therapeutic day program for Montgomery County Residents with severe and profound mental retardation.  Participants are over 21 years of age and are selected through the Developmental Disabilities Administration application procedure.  Services include transportation to and from the program, physical therapy, community activities.
Homeless Case Management Program
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
301-251-2860 The Homeless Case Management Program serves adults with developmental disabilities who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Take-A-Break Respite
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
301-251-2860 Provides respite care services for families in Montgomery County who have a member with a developmental disability regardless of age.  Program operates two Fridays a month from 6:00pm-9:00pm and two Saturdays a month from 10:00am-3:00pm.  Theme-based activities and outings.
 Maryland Supported Employment Program
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
301-424-3202 Offers a broad spectrum of career development services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Job Club; Life Skills Classes; Job Coaching; Long-Term Support;
SEEC 301-527-0440 Supported employment, Residential services, family and individual support services, Medical Day Program.  After-work program (VIA).
Amos Associates Respite Care and Family Support Services


Provides respite services and family and individual  supports.  Other services include supported employment, supported living assistance, medical support & Personal Care, Advocacy, Transportation, Vacation Care. 
Fit and Social
301-770-3200 Program for young adults with disabilities.  Focuses on age appropriate activities for K.E.E.N.'s "twenty-something" athletes.
Jewish Foundations for Group Homes 301-984-3839 Residential program, family and individual support services, respite care.
Jewish Social Services Agency 301-881-3700 Family Support Services, supported employment, home health services.


Support Groups, Advocacy

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Autism Society Montgomery County Parents Support Group
301-924-2211 Meetings held the second Thursday of every month at Twinbrook Recreation Center,  12920 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville 20851  Click here for a map and directions 
(Families for Intensive Autism Treatment)
(Families for Early Autism Treatment)
  Described as "A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing world class Education, Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community" the FEAT  OnLine Newsletter publishes information  useful to all  individuals with autism.  Information about research, current trends, etc.

To subscribe, or for further information, go to Yahoogroups  then type in MCneeds.

Primarily a list serve, MCneeds is an advocacy and support group for the discussion of the special needs population in Montgomery County, MD.
Parent to Parent Network


A Support services for parents of individuals with developmental disabilities, matching experienced parents with parents needing help.


Federal State and Local Agencies

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DDA 301-362-5100  
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213  
(Maryland State Department of Education)
 main number

 special education

(The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services)

Wheaton Office



Provides vocational assessments, jobs skills training, and job placement assistance.  Independent Living Program provides services to enable individuals to remain independent in their homes.



Autism Links

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Autism Society of America
Howard County ASA
(great site for additional information about the Autism Waiver)
Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Autism Society of America    
Autism Online    
Family Net Works    
The Center for the Study of Autism    
The Asperger's Syndrome Coalition    

Doctors, Dentists, Therapists

Dr. Mahteme Selassie, M.D.
Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 460
Bethesda MD 20814
Dr. Ronald Starr - Pediatric Dentist
Bethesda Dental Specialties   
301-654-3011 4405 East-West Highway Suite 102 Bethesda MD  20814
Dr. Ronald Gravitz Dentistry for Children, Adolescents and Handicapped 301-762-2236 15020 Shady Grove Rd
 Suite 507
Rockville MD 20850
Dana Laake, M.S., L.N.
DAN Healthcare Practitioner
301-984-0200 11140 Rockville Pike
Suite 550
Rockville MD 20852
Laura R. Chaffiotte, DC, CNN, DACBA
Dan Healthcare Practitioner
301-694-7774 812 Tollhouse Avenue
Frederick MD  21701
Arnold Brenner, M.D.
DAN Healthcare Practitioner
410-922-1133 5400 Old Court Road
Randallstown MD 21133
University of Maryland Behavioral Pediatric Clinic 410-706-2300 2 South Greene Street; 5th floor; Subspecialty Clinic
Baltimore MD 21201 
Georgetown Child Development Center  202-687-8785 or 202-687-8635 3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Children's Hospital Regional Outpatient Center: Rockville


301-424-1755 or 1-800-787-0243


Shady Grove Medical Village 9850 Key West Ave Second Floor
Rockville MD 20850

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