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21.4. Additional Programs or Resources

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Programs
Contact: Michael Dalto
Individuals are servied by the ATLF through low-interest loans for home improvements, automobile purchase and modification, and equipment such as wheelchairs, electronic scooters, hearing aides, and assistive technology devices.

Bennet Blazers, Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation Program
Phone: (443) 923-7844
Kennedy Krieger’s Physically Challenged Sports Program is home to the Bennett Blazers. Bennett provides year round, weekly exercise and sports programs for children with predominately physical disabilities.  Bennett is located in Baltimore, but serves over a hundred children per year from Maryland, southern Pennsylvania and northern DC suburbs.  The program focuses on developing abilities in very young children (about 2 years old and up) as well as providing competitive sports on a Paralympic model for older athletes.

Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports, Inc. (BRASS)
Phone: (717) 642-8282 Ext. 3479
Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports, Inc. (BRASS), a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through adaptive snow sports and recreational opportunities.

Caring Communities
Phone: (410) 549-5707
Caring Communities has now grown into a well-known and widely respected service organization offering disability-related activities and events for thousands within the entire disabilities community in MD, DC and Virginia.

Caring Communities Respite Care Registry
Phone: (410) 549-5707
online and searchable Respite Registry in the Baltimore/Washington Area. The CARING NETWORK respite care registry provides families and caregivers with relief from the ongoing demands of providing care for their loved one with special needs.  Caring Communities offers respite provider training for persons 16 years and older.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)
Phone: 410-266-5722
provides sailing instruction to SCI guests and their family members or caregivers free of charge in Annapolis. Their Adaptive Boating Center features a state of the art learning center and floating docks with boarding equipment that will allow CRAB volunteers to board guests with any disability.

Determined2heal Foundation
A 501(c)3 nonprofit formed by Josh Basile after suffering a C4-C5 spinal cord injury. Determined2heal's website provides strategic information to help simplify the difficult transition families of newly injured patients face when dealing with paralysis.

Disability Partnerships
We are a community-based 501c3 nonprofit whose work is based on a partnership model. We collaborate with partners in multiple sectors—nonprofit, federal, and private—to develop programs and activities in the focus areas of affordable accessible housing, health and wellness, education and economic empowerment. Our organization believes that persons with physical disabilities can do more than just survive with a disability—they can thrive as people who live with physical disabilities. Disability Partnerships Adaptive Grant will provide grants to persons with a physical disability who live in the Washington, DC Metro area. Grants are to be used for a single item of adaptive equipment and are limited to $200 each.

Downtown Sailing Center
Phone: (410) 727-0722
The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is an 11-year-old, award winning, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) community sailing center offering area residents sailing instruction and access to sailing without the cost of private ownership and boat maintenance. The DSC's many sailing programs include junior sailing day and overnight camps, outreach programs for Baltimore City youth and disabled individuals, adult lessons, open recreational sailing, charters, and racing.

Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
Phone: (800) 677-3800
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Easter Seals Greater Washington Baltimore Region
Phone: (800) 886-3771
Easter Seals mission is to create solutions that change lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.

Esther M. Smith Scholarships
Phone : (410) 742-9911
Applicants must be graduating seniors with a disability as accepted defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) who attended in Wicomico County; must be nominated by their school principal, guidance counselor or teacher; must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and have been accepted for admission as full-time students at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year education or career training institution.

Gudelsky Exceptional Swim Program
Phone: (301) 622-1780
Contact: Melanie & Herbert Dubin
This swim program is for children, teens and adults with physical, orthopedic-related disabilities. Professional staff members (a coordinator, physical therapist and adaptive water instructors) and volunteers work with participants. Individuals interested in participating must complete medical forms to apply.

Help-Your-Self, Inc.
Help-Your-Self, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities by providing practical knowledge and tools to improve people's potential for growth and community participation. We provide tools and services to enable independent living, community integration, reduce barriers, and educate to prevent injuries.

Inwood House
Phone: (301) 649-6595
Inwood House is a unique residential community, designed specifically for adults who have a disability. We are an apartment community which rents only to persons who are disabled or elderly. In a world full of choices, we just may be that special place you are looking for! Make us your new home! Or join our team of volunteers who create goodwill and good times.

Disability Rights Maryland
Phone: 410-727-6352
Toll Free: 1-800-233-7201
TTY: 410-235-5387
Disability Rights Maryland is a private, non-profit organization advocating to improve the lives of Marylanders with disabilities. Their services are aimed at helping people with disabilities pursue opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of community life, and champion their rights to self-determination, dignity, equality, opportunity, and freedom from discrimination and harm.

Maryland Ravens
Phone: (410) 825-5359
Maryland Ravens, Inc. offers activities (such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, and our youth/school outreach program) for the physically challenged which assists in building self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, and self-motivation.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding
Phone: (410) 923-6800
With the help of hundreds of volunteers and generous community contributors, MTR strives to improve the lives of special needs riders of all ages using a high quality program.

Project Reboot
Phone: (301) 762-9672
Project Reboot accepts computer equipment from individuals and companies, refurbishes them and then donates the refurbished equipment to other organizations and individuals. There is no cost for this service to the donor.

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Phone: (301) 933-6030
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is a volunteer organization that works in partnership with the community to address the needs of low-income homeowners, primarily the elderly, disabled, and families with children. RTMC performs home repairs and home modifications such as the installation of wheelchair ramps and grab bars to improve safety and accessibility.

The Coordinating Center
Phone: (410) 987-1048
The Coordinating Center coordinates all services that individuals with complex medical needs and disabilities must have to be fully included at home and in the community. We do this by partnering with individuals and families, health care and other service providers as well as funders in a dynamic program of comprehensive care coordination.

The League for People with Disabilities
Phone: (410) 323-0500
The League is a pivotal and pioneering agency committed to offering annually more than 1,800 individuals with multiple, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities the opportunities to gain independence through a comprehensive continuum of vocational, rehabilitative, educational, medical, wellness and social services.

The Parents' Place of Maryland
Phone: (410) 768-9100The Parents' Place is a Maryland nonprofit organization that provides information to Maryland families of children with all disabilities and special health care needs. We are the statewide Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) and the Family-to-Family Health Information Center.

Volunteers for Medical Engineering V-LINC
Contact page
(secure email portal)
Phone: 410-554-9134
V-LINC creates technological solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities in Maryland.

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