Helpful Resources for Bello Machre Residents and Families
Bello Machre understands the unique challenges of caring for a child or adult with developmental disabilities. We are here to help. We share our mission with many community partners and advocacy groups. Below are some resources to help guide you.
Government And Nonprofit Resources
For information about services offered to individuals through the State of Maryland, contact the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). This is a public policy organization that advocates for the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life. DDA believes that all people with developmental disabilities should receive the support they need to maximize independence, be productive, and lead the lives they choose in the community.
Service Coordination, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Maryland. Service Coordination provides support to adults and children by connecting them with needed resources and services in their communities.
The Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. is a private, nonprofit professional association. Its membership is comprised of over 100 agencies that support people with developmental disabilities and their families in communities across Maryland.
The ETWN Campaign is a targeted effort by the Developmental Disabilities Coalition and people with developmental disabilities and their families to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the Developmental Disabilities Waiting List for community supports and services.
The Parents’ Place of Maryland is a statewide nonprofit, family-centered parent training and information center. They serve parents of children with disabilities throughout Maryland, regardless of the nature of the child’s disability or age. They help parents access appropriate services for their children with disabilities both in school and within their communities. They also conduct regular parent education courses, plus help children and parents understand their educational and healthcare rights.
The Cerebral Palsy Group is a nationwide organization that serves people who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). The organization compiles information about cerebral palsy from a variety of medical literature and websites in order to educate parents and caregivers about the best ways to support people diagnosed with CP.
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that serves as a liaison between patients and insurers, employers, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers and attorneys.
2-1-1 Maryland connects citizens to health and human resources at any time via phone and internet. It can provide varying types of assistance to seniors, those with a disability, or those seeking help during a natural disaster or man-made incident. In addition, it is a way for Marylanders to connect with opportunities to offer help to others.
Founded in 2008, Optimal Health Care, Inc. is a health services company made up of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, working together to provide high-quality healthcare services. They provide compassionate services to the acutely and chronically ill. Their program stresses Personalized Care, which tailors to the client’s needs.
Phone: 301-790-4962, ext.500
MMARS is an authorized provider of Resource and Support Coordination services as a part of Maryland’s DDA programs. Coordination is offered whether you are on the waiting list or receiving ongoing community services and in a DDA Waiver program.
This guide helps those searching for assisted living homes overcome the two main barriers: choosing a home and figuring out how to pay for it. Learn about the different types of assisted living homes, how to choose the right home for you, how to pay for that home, and state-specific resources to assist you in your search.
This guide offers information on some of the programs changing the face of education for students with cerebral palsy. It also includes helpful details about financial aid resources and support mechanisms.
The Down Syndrome Association of Maryland – DSAmd (formerly Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group or CDSPG) provides information and support to individuals, their families, and the broader community.
Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through expansive, customized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.
The Anne Arundel County Directory 2022-2023 is for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. Find Bello Machre and other local service providers in this comprehensive guide.