SUPPORT SERVICES

Families with a child with a disability often need specific information, including: details about the disability, school services, therapy, local policies, funding sources, transportation, medical facilities and much more. As parents, you know your children best, so look for a professional team that will truly listen to your interests and concerns. By developing a non-judgmental and nurturing team, you will receive the support to succeed under very difficult circumstances.

“She is a tree of life for those who hold fast to her, and happy are those who support her.”

Pirkei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers 3:18

Maryland Resources

The BJAA offers an array of support services in partnership with the agencies of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. These include:

  • Clinic: Small informal group sessions designed to assist families with topics such as the IEP, IFSP and SSI.
  • Parent-to-Parent Network: A network designed to match families with similar concerns and circumstances to offer guidance and support.
  • Support Programs: Classes led by social workers to discuss specific challenges such as behavior, sexuality and family dynamics.
  • Workshops: One-time information sessions led by a qualified facilitator on topics like guardianship, living trusts and higher education.

Outside the Jewish community, the State also offers support services for families with a special needs child. Partners for Success, established as part of each local system in Maryland, works to increase parental involvement in the special education decision-making process. It also provides information and resources about disabilities and community services and assists families in resolving concerns and making informed decisions regarding their child’s education. A parent of a child with a disability and an educator staff each Partner for Success Center.

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Maryland State Department of Education Family Support Services 

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