RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

If you have been diagnosed by a medical professional as an individual with a disability, the following information may be helpful to you:

COUNTY COMMISSIONS ON DISABILITIES

Anne Arundel County 410-222-4383 v 410-222-4355 tty
Baltimore City 443-984-3170
Baltimore County 410-887-3580 v 410-887-2799 tty
Carroll County 410-848-4124
Fredrick County 301-600-1793 v 301-694-1070 tty
Harford County 410-638-3373 v 410-638-3086 tty
Howard County 410-313-6402 v 410-313-6401 tty
Montgomery County 240-777-1256 v/tty
Prince George’s County 301-985-3890 v 301-985-3894
St. Mary’s County 301-475-4200 ext 1846 or ext 1894
Talbot County 410-820-6699 v 410-819-5680 v
Washington County 240-313-2077
Maryland Dept. of Disabilities 410-767-3659 v; 1-800-637-4113 v

Veteran’s Disability Resources

Maryland Veteran Organizations
http://www.vetfriends.com/organizations/directory.cfm?state=MD

Womans Army Corp Veterans Association Chapter 70
Post Office Box 423
Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 USA
ph: 410-836-5370

Contact Person:
Mary K. Moses
Chaplain

Additional Information:
The chapter meets monthly to plan community service activities and coordinate service to those in need.

1st Radio Relay Squadron

http://www.1stradiorelay.com
209 Glyndon Drive
Reistertown Drive, Maryland 21136 USA
ph: 410-8330-0672

Contact Person:
John Seifert
Main Guy

Additional Information:
Germany after WWII, Camp Perri, Camp Lindsey (Weisbaden), Ramstein.

22nd Bomb Group Association

6600 Plantation Road
Frederick, Maryland 21701 USA
ph: 408-252-8942
fax: 408-252-3146

Contact Person:
Carol Baker
Registrar

404 MP Co
45060 Smiths Nursery Rd.
Hollywood, Maryland 20636 USA
ph: 301-373-2263

Contact Person:
Gunther Stegmeier

796th Military Police Battalion Association

5709 Chris Mar Ave
Clinton, Maryland 20735 USA
ph: 301-868-5604
fax: 301-868-2562

Contact Person:
Bill Meck
Historian

Additional Information:
WWII to Vienna Austria Includes 61st,64th,65th and HQ 7690 1946-1955

88th Infantry Division Association
7318 River Hill Rd.
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745-1031 USA
ph: 301-839-4427

Contact Person:
Bill Konze
Reunion Chairman

91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing Association
http://91stsrw.microway.com

Secretary, 91SRWA
3424 Nottingham Road
Westminster, Maryland 21157-8304 USA
ph: 410-549-1094

Contact Person:
James F. Bard, Jr.
Secretary

Additional Information:
Includes: 91st, 322nd, 323rd & 324th SRS, 91st ARS, A&E, FMS, RTS, HQ, PMS, etc.

View upcoming reunions for 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing Association

American Legion Post 300

http://www.american-legion-post.us/300
8330 – C Montgomery Run Rd.
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 USA
ph: 410-480-0025

Contact Person:
Edward Trumble, Sr.
Communications & Membership

Additional Information:
Meet 4th Thursday monthly (dark in November & December). New eligible members welcome!

AMVETS
http://www.amvets.org

4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, Maryland 20706 USA
ph: 301-934-3068

Contact Person:
Gregory V. Floberg
Life Member

AMVETS, Department of Maryland
http://www.amvets-md.org
2626 Felter Lane
Bowie, Maryland 20715 USA
ph: 301-262-4194

Contact Person:
Andy Martel
Department Executive Director

Anthraxvaccine.org
http://www.anthraxvaccine.org

Mount Desert Island Hospital
124 Wardtown Road
Freeport, Maryland 04032 USA
ph: 207-288-5082 ex: 220
fax: 207-865-6975

Contact Person:
Meryl Nass, MD, 207-276-5092
Webmaster

Additional Information:
Allied with Citizens For A Better Veterans Home and verpa.org to review atomic, biological and chemical warfare medical trends, mnass@gwi.net

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (National Headquarters)
http://www.bluestarmothers.org
PO Box 555
Kensington, Maryland 20895 USA
ph: 804-224-8159

Contact Person:
Susan Naill
National President

Additional Information:
Congressional Chartered VSO of Mom, Dads, & Families of the US Armed Forces, Reserve Units, National Guard, & Veterans. Rec. projects Operation Shoe Box, Reduced AirFare for Military, VA hospital

Marine Detachment USS Missouri (BB-63)
2500 Londonderry Rd.
Timonium, Maryland 21093 USA
ph: 410-453-0896

Contact Person:
Lionel “SAM” Bass
Reunion Host

Mid- Atlantic chapter, 11th Airborne division Association
1200 Oyster Cove Drive
Grasonville, Maryland 21638-9677 USA
ph: 410-827-6410

Contact Person:
Herbert A. Shapiro
Recruiting Officer

The Ninth Infantry Division Association
http://www.octofoil.org
1005 Elkhart Street
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745 USA
ph: 866-229-2377 pin #3322

Contact Person:
William G. Robey
Reunion Co-Chairman, Interim Secretary, Treasurer

USS Mitscher, DL-2/DDG-35
1835 Norfolk Rd.
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 USA
ph: 410-768-0751

Contact Person:
Bob Lange
Ship Coordinator

USS WALDRON (DD 699) Alumni Association
http://usswaldron.org
3210 N. Leisure World Blvd., Apt. 109
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 USA
ph: 301-598-7858

Contact Person:
Jack Melnick
Chief Operating Officer

Additional Information:
Jack Melnick, Chief Operating Officer, LT USNR-R, Waldron service 1952-1954

USS WARRINGTON DD-843
http://www.usswarrington.com
9328 Old Court Rd.
Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244 USA
ph: 443-904-4098

Contact Person:
Michael A. Zippert
Membership/Military Reunion Coordinator

VR-24 Det Rota
http://vr24_det_rota.tripod.com/vr24detrotashipmates/index.html
c/o Mike Barbour
21212 Bernie Lawrence Ln.
Abell, Maryland 20606 USA
ph: 301-769-4569

Contact Person:
Mike “Miguel” Barbour
Database/WebPage Manager

Additional Information:
Our goals are to: 1 – Establish and Maintain a Master Database of All VR-24 Det Rota Personnel; 2 – Plan Reunions to Foster a Comraderie Amongst VRians; and 3 – Provide Contact Avenues for VRians.

FINANCIAL

Social Security Administration (SSI/SSD)
1-800-772-1213

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Medical Assistance/Medicaid-Maryland Department of Human Resources
Contact your local Department of Social Services to apply.

Maryland AIDS Insurance Assistance Program
410-767-6535

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
410-767-6500

Maryland Health Partners (mental health services)
1-800-888-1965

Maryland Children’s Health Program
410-767-4160

Donated Dental Program
410-964-1944

INDEPENDENT LIVING PERSONAL CARE/RESPITE CARE

Maryland Centers for Independent Living

Garrett, Allegany, Washington Counties
Potomac Highlands Center for Independent Living
Phone: 301-784-1774; 1-800-371-1986; tty/md Relay – 711
E-mail: phcil@hereintown.net

Dorchester, Talbot. Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset Counties
Eastern Shore Center for Independent Living
Phone: 410-221-7701, 1-800-705-7944; tty 410-221-5140
E-mail: escil@shorenet.net

Charles, St Mary’s and Calvert Counties
Center for L.I.F.E.
Phone: 301-884-4498
E-mail: cflife@earthlink.net

Fredrick and Carroll Counties
The Freedom Center
Phone: 301-846-7811

Medical Assistance Personal Care Program
Contact your local Health Department to apply

In-Home Aide Services Program
Contact your local department of Social Services to apply

Attendant Care Program
Department of Human Resources
Phone: 410-767-7422

Department of Aging
Phone: 410-767-1100

Office of Personal Assistance Services
Department of Human Resources
Phone: 410-767-7479; 1-800-332-6347

Maryland Respite Care Coalition
Phone: 410-341-0307

HOUSING

Department of Housing and Community Development Homeownership for People with Disabilities Program
1-800-638-7781

Emergency & Transitional Housing & Services Program
410-767-7328

HUD Rental Assistance
1-202-708-0477

US Department HUD Field Office
410-962-2520

Eviction Prevention Program (Baltimore City)
410-878-8650

HUD Mortgage Assistance Program
410-962-2520

Maryland Department of Housing – MD HOPE
1-877-462-7555

HOME MODIFICATIONS

Maryland Technology Assistance Program

MD TAP
Phone: 1-800-832-4827

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Home Modification Loan Program
Phone: 410-514-7565

Maryland Guaranteed Loan Program
Phone: 410-554-9233

Assistive Technology Loan Program
Phone: 410-554-9230

TRANSPORTATION

MTA Mobility
410-727-8181

Yellow Transportation
410-369-7433

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority lift equipped bus
202-962-1825

Metro Access
301-562-5360

EMERGENCY FOOD, SHELTER, ETC.

Meals on Wheels
410-558-3663

First Call for Help
410-685-0525

Emergency & Transitional Housing & Services Program
410-767-7182

EMPLOYMENT

Maryland Department of Disabilities
410-767-3660

Division of Rehabilitation Services
410-554-9385 or 410-554-9404 tty

Maryland Job Service
410-767-2148

ENERGY ASSISTANCE

Maryland Energy Assistance Program
410-396-5555

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
410-234-6080 or 410-396-5555

Pepco (Washington Metro Area)
202-833-7500 or 202-872-2369 tty

LEGAL

Maryland Disability Law Center
1-800-233-7201

Legal Aid Bureau (civil matters)
410-539-5340

Hate Crimes Hotline
1800-637-6247

MD Commission on Human Relations
Discrimination Complaints
1-800 637-6247

COMMUNICATION

Maryland Relay Service
711 or 1-800-735-2258

Telecommunications Access of Maryland
410-767-6960 v tty or 1-800-552-7724 v/tty

Lifeline
(telephone discounts to low income consumers) – contact your local telephone company or the FCC
1-888-225-5322

CHILDREN/ YOUTH SERVICES

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
410-767-5600

Central Region
(Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties)
410-902-4500

Southern Region
(Charles, Calvert, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St Mary’s Counties)
301-362-5100

Eastern Shore Region
(Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worchester Counties)
410-334-6920

Western Region
(Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties)
301-791-4016

State Department of Education

Special Education
410-767-0238

Maryland infants and Toddlers Program
410-767-0261 or 1-800-535-0182

Division of Special Education Early Intervention Services for Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-0249

Mental Health Services
410-646-7758

Special Health Care Needs
Children’s Medical Services Program
1-800-638-8864
410-767-5588

Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY)
410-974-4901

DISABILITIY ORGANIZATIONS

(Please note – some 800 numbers may be accessible in Maryland only)

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Information Center
1-800-949-4232

Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Association
410-561-9099 or 1-800-443-2273

Amputee’s
Amputee Association of Maryland
410-448-2500

Attention- deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Children and Adults w/ADD/ADHD (CHADD)
301-306-7070 or 1-800-233-4050

Autism
Autism society of America
301-657-0881, 1-800-3-AUTISM

Community Services for Autistic Adults/Children
301-762-1650

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Maryland
410-448-2924 or 1-800-221-6443

Cerebral Palsy
Untied Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland
1-800-872-5827

Deaf/Hearing:

Hearing and Speech Agency
410-318-6780

National Association of the Deaf
301-587-1788 v 301-587-1789 tty

Maryland Speech – Hearing Association
410-239-7770

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES:

The Arc of Maryland, Inc.
410-974-6139, 410-5571-9320

Developmental Disabilities Administration
410-767-5600

Maryland Department of Disabilities
410-767-3600

Maryland Association of Community Services for people with Developmental Disabilities (MCAS)
410-767-3660

National Down’s syndrome Society
1-800-221-4602

Epilepsy foundation of the Chesapeake region
410-828-7700, 1-800-492-2523

HIV/AIDS
HERO
410-685-1180

Homelessness
Sleep Study and Accommodation Directory

Leukemia and Lymphoma
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
1-800-242-4572

Mental Health:

Mental Health Association of Maryland
410-235-1178

NAMI
1-800-467-0075

Mental Hygiene Administration
410-402-8476

Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1-800-532-7667

Speech and Hearing
Maryland Speech Hearing Association
410-239-7770

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington
301-681-4133

Visual Impairments/Blindness:

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
1-888-322-4567

Low Vision Center
310-951-4444

National Federation of the Blind
410-659-9314

American Council for the Blind
1-800-424-8666

Library for the Physically Handicapped
410-230-2424, 1-800-964-9209

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