This is the home I’ve been looking for all my life!” – Joe, Resident of our Sage Home
Bello Machre has been nurturing, teaching, and caring for people with developmental disabilities since 1972. We are here to help you and your family by providing services for your loved one in your home or in ours, helping you in a crisis, providing lifelong care for your loved one and/or assisting you to navigate the system and explore available resources. We provide a Meaningful Day based upon a participant’s specific interests, preferences, and personal goals.
We understand the challenges of caring for a child or adult with developmental disabilities, and we can help every step of the way. We start by listening and, together, we develop a plan for your loved one by identifying needs and finding resources. Some of those we support have severe challenges and medical needs, while others have mild disabilities only requiring a little help. Bello Machre helps people challenged with cognitive and/or physical disability, include but not limited to:
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy
- Downs Syndrome
- Neurological Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Retts Syndrome
- Epilepsy and/or Seizure Disorder
- Muscular Dystrophy
Services We Provide
- Safe and loving homes
- Case management, referral services, resource coordination, and advocacy
- Skilled, professional live-in caregivers who guide/help individuals so they can grow, develop, and live life to its fullest
- Direct care support to families in their own homes
- Respite Care services in times of crisis or when families need a break
- Information to help families through the application process
- Lifelong care for your loved one
- Vocational and community-based adult day services, supported employment, and/or recreational, educational, and social opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
- Assistance to help meet the needs of individuals and families: from specialized summer camp to physical therapy and adaptive equipment expenses.
For additional information about services offered by Bello Machre, click here to contact us today. For more information about services offered to individuals through the State of Maryland, contact The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Meaningful Day Services
Bello Machre provides vocational and community-based adult day services, supported employment, and /or recreational, educational, and social opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Our focus is to enrich the lives of those we support through activities within the community that promote the individual’s personal and/or professional growth. Our goal is that each person we support be engaged in all aspects of community life and experience a meaningful day!
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are capable and enjoy sharing life experiences. They listen to music, play video games, watch the latest movies, and yes, have fun! People with disabilities attend school, have friendships, train towards athletic excellence, work, drive cars, get married, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many ways. They are people first!
Positive awareness starts with removing the R-Word. The folks we support have intellectual disabilities – they are not referred to as having mental retardation, retarded, or mentally disabled.
We put the person before the disability.
We’re encouraging every person to help eliminate the demeaning use of the R-Word – a common taunt used to make fun of others. Often unwittingly, the word is used to denote behavior that is clumsy, hapless, and even hopeless. Whether intentional or not, the word conjures up a painful stereotype of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It hurts others – even if you don’t mean it that way.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are capable and enjoy sharing life experiences – listening to music, playing video games, watching the latest movies, and yes, having fun – as well as working together toward athletic excellence and mutually enriching one-to-one friendships. They are people who attend school, work, drive cars, get married, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many ways. They are people first!
Contact us today to learn more about how Bello Machre can help you or a loved one. If you like to get involved, check out how you can help.