Maryland Community Connection provides community recreational, Supported Employment, Family Individual Support Services (ISS), Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) and Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) to children and adults with developmental disabilities in Maryland.
Supported Employment (learn more)
Adults with developmental disabilities receive services that help in obtaining and maintaining community-based employment. These services include job placement, transportation, and retention services. Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are often unaware of the various trainings, services, and employment opportunities that are available. Maryland Community Connection will help identify desired employment, provide employment training, and assist in maintaining employment. Maryland Community Connection services include job development, technology access, job search, resume and application development, job training, and job retention.
Once employment is in place, Maryland Community Connection will serve as an advocate in continuing training and services for achieving the desires and needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
CSLA/ FISS / Recreation (learn more)
Maryland Community Connection’s CSLA/ FISS services are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities desiring specific areas of support. MCC’s CSLA/ FISS services cover a wide array of support and are provided by making use of resources available in the community, while at the same time, building on the individual’s existing support network. MCC’s CSLA/ FISS services accommodate a wide range of choices that individuals and their families make about how to live in their communities.
Maryland Community Connection has support staff to provide assistance in the following areas: Budgeting, Case Management, Community Integration, Crisis Intervention & Follow Up, Housekeeping, In-Home Attendant Care, Maintaining Benefits, Section 8 Housing, Social Security, Energy Assistance, Public Assistance, Purchase of Service, Medical Appointments, Medical Equipment Purchase, Rental and Repair, Medical Supplies, Menu Planning, Recreation, Shopping, and Transportation Assistance.
Maryland Community Connection believes in the value of providing recreation programs, which will allow individuals to stretch their skills and potential. The program will also promote relationships between other disabled individuals, as well as with other individuals in their communities. Maryland Community Connection acknowledges the importance of physical activity for all. Sport and recreation is recognized by Maryland Community Connection as playing a crucial role in promoting healthier (both physical and mental) lifestyles, enhancing personal self-esteem, and building stronger communities.
Maryland Community Connection is proud to announce we have been awarded the on-going Low Intensity Support Services Grant for DDA. Families in need of low intensity support services may access them directly through LISS.
“Low level supports”, are those supports identified by the family that may be provided for less than $3000.00 for children and adults ; however, these supports are limited by the extent to which resources are available. This helps families to receive support quickly without going through the full eligibility process. Families need toverify developmental disability as well as proof of Maryland residency. Services that may be covered by LISS include respite, purchase of assistive devices, adaptive equipment, camp, and uninsured medical expenses.
If you would like more information about the services Maryland Community Connection offers, please contact us at (301) 583-0358 or by Email.