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Early Childhood

The “Early Childhood” Stage covers the preschool age and getting a diagnosis. This page is dedicated to resources that are relevant to this stage of life, grouped according to the life domain they are connected to. Follow the links grouped by life domains below to get connected with the information you need.

Daily Life & Employment

What a person does as part of everyday life– school, employment, volunteering, communication, routines, life skills

For resources, check out the links below:

MD ABLEMD Developmental Disability Administration (DDA)MD Department of Disabilities
MD Department of Human Services (DHS)MD Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP)U. S. Social Security Administration
V-LincU. S. Dept of Ed. Wrightslaw
Md. State Dept. of Ed.Parents Place of MD


Community Living

Where and how someone lives– housing and living options, community access, transportation, home adaptation and modification

For resources, check out the links below:

MD ACCESS Point (MAP)MD Department of Housing and Community LivingMD Department of Transportation
MTA Mobility LinkMD Recreation & Parks AssocMD Statewide Independent Living Councils (MSILC)
Public Housing.Com/MarylandTransportation Security Administration United Way 2-1-1
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Harford County Community Services Resource GuideHarford Community Action Agency
Benefits FinderHarford County Parks & RecreationHarford Transit
Harford Transit/Demand-Response Paratransit Application


Safety & Security

Staying safe and secure– emergencies, well-being, guardianship options, legal rights and issues

For resources, check out the links below:

MD Commission on Civil RightsMD Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)MD Insurance Administration
MD Legal AidMD Atlantic ADA Center


Healthy Living

Managing and accessing health care and staying well– medical, mental health, behavior, developmental, wellness, and nutrition.

For resources, check out the links below:

MD Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)MD Health Benefit ExchangeMD Medicaid
Maryland Office of Oral Health (OOH)NAMI/MarylandOffice on Mental Health, Harford County
Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Resource LocatorMaryland Office for Genetics & People with Special Health Care Needs


Social & Spirituality

Building friendships and relationships, leisure activities, personal networks, faith community.

For resources, check out the links below:

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of BaltimoreNational Catholic Partnership of Disability (NCPD)Special Olympics Maryland
Harford County Public LibraryVisit Harford


Citizenship & Advocacy

Building valued roles, making choices, setting goals, assuming responsibility and driving how one’s own life is lived.

For resources, check out the links below:

Disability Rights MarylandMD Development Disability CouncilCenter for Jewish Education Special Needs Advocacy Program
Governor’s Office of Community InitiativesMD Center for Developmental DisabilitiesMD Coalition for Families
Mental Health Association of MDPathfinders for AutismSelf-Directed Advocacy Network for MD. Inc.
The Arc Maryland


To learn about the resources that are available to navigate other stages of life, click below to return to the home page.

Contact Us

Contact the Family Support Services team by emailing, FSS@arcncr.org or by phone at 410-836-7177

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