Disability statistics, news, and information for the State of Maryland.
Legislation established October as Disability History and Awareness Month in Maryland and encourages schools to educate students on the history of disabilities and promote knowledge and understanding of disabilities and those affected by them. Disability History and Awareness Month will add to the diversity of Maryland children's learning environment.
Maryland Technology Assistance Program
The Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) provides tools to help Marylanders with disabilities and seniors enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens - http://www.mdod.maryland.gov/MTAP%20Home.aspx
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children
Founded in 1979 through the vision of four families in Montgomery County, Maryland, Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) is a private, non-profit agency which provides direct services to children and adults with autism across the lifespan - http://www.csaac.org
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Since 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss - http://www.clb.org
Brain Injury Association of Maryland
Our mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and the promotion of research - http://www.biamd.org
Bay Community Support Services, Inc. (BAY-CSS)
(Formerly: United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Maryland) - A full service agency providing quality specialized services to people with disabilities in Southern Maryland including residential, vocational, community supported living arrangements, individual and family support services. - www.baycss.org
Helping Children with Special Needs serves young children with medical and developmental challenges who need the assistance of skilled, experienced professionals during their most formative years in order to reach their full potential - http://www.pact.kennedykrieger.org
Maryland Association of the Deaf
Mission is to safeguard, maintain, and advance the civic, educational, and social welfare of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in the state of Maryland - http://www.mdad.tv
The Arc of Maryland
The Arc of Maryland is changing minds and changing lives for individuals and families living with developmental disability - http://www.thearcmd.org
Statistics: Maryland Disability
- There are an estimated 666,000 people in the state of Maryland over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 120,000 people, or 2.4% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 340,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 151,000 people with disabilities in Maryland who are employed.
- Around 22,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 178,000 are currently not in the workforce.