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.