Developmental Disabilities

A group of individuals who have intellectual disabilities

Montgomery County Public Schools  Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities/Delays

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
301-362-1500 (Voice)  •  301-362-5131 (TTY)  •   1-888-207-2479 (Toll Free)
To determine eligibility for DDA funded services, individuals must apply to Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration for these programs that are then administered by local Coordination of Community Services Agencies.

  • Behavior Support
  • Individual and Family Support
  • Coordination of Community Services
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Low Intensity Support Services
  • Nursing
  • Self-Directed Services
  • Transitioning Youth with Disabilities

Community Support Network
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Aging and Disability Services
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-1216 (Voice)

Community Support Network for People with Disabilities (CSN) provides services that enable individuals to remain in their home or in the least restrictive environment and provides general support, guidance, and assistance to clients with developmental disabilities and their families. This program area coordinates and monitors services and supports (including crisis management, intervention, and school-to-work transition assistance) to people with developmental disabilities eligible to receive services through the State Developmental Disabilities Administration (Coordination of Community Services Program); provides service coordination to eligible young people funded under the Maryland Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Children (ages 0-21) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism Waiver Program); and provides financial assistance to State-funded providers who serve adults with developmental disabilities. 

  • The My Turn program provides support and assistance to families with children ages three to thirteen who have developmental disabilities and are not connected with State of Maryland resources. Services include outreach, assistance with summer camp placements and other programmatic and financial assistance.  

  • The Customized Employment Public Intern Project program provides supported employment for adults with disabilities.
  • CSN also conducts site visits to group homes that serve developmentally disabled clients in the County and monitors contracts that provide services to people with various disabilities including visual and hearing impairments.
  • CSN Autism Waiver staff coordinate with Montgomery County Public Schools staff and monitor services for children (ages 0 - 21) in the program who have been diagnosed with  Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through the Autism Waiver Program, students and families receive respite care, environmental accessibility adaptations, family training, supported adult life planning, and intensive individual support services in the home and community, therapeutic integration service, service coordination and, in some cases, residential habilitation.
  • The Coordination of Community Services (CCS) program is one of six agencies in the County that provides case management services to eligible school to work transition students and adults people who have developmental disabilities and are eligible for the Maryland DDA Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver services. 
  • CSN provides County financial assistance to State-funded providers who serve adults with developmental disabilities. 

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