Developmental Disabilities: (410) 996-5140

The Cecil County Core Service Agency assures availability and access to an array of public behavioral health services for eligible residents with various mental health conditions. Eligible individuals are adults or children with Medicaid as their primary health insurance. The CSA works collaboratively with the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Optum Maryland to plan, develop, and monitor behavioral health services. The CSA also handles consumer complaints, grievances, or appeals as they relate to public behavioral health services in Cecil County.


The mission of the Cecil County Health Department Community Services Coordination Program is to provide leadership to assure the full participation of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life in the least restrictive environment; and to promote the ability of individuals and families to access quality support and services necessary to achieve optimal health and safety, social integration, independence, and productivity.


The process of determining eligibility for DDA-funded services, including coordination of community services, begins with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration. Interested individuals or someone acting on their behalf should begin the process by going to the Developmental Disabilities Administration website and completing an online application. The application may be completed electronically and then printed or completed by hand and then mailed to the Eastern Shore Regional Office, whose address is listed on the last page of the application.

Coordination of Community Services

The Cecil County Health Department Division of Special Populations is contracted by the Eastern Shore Regional Office of the Developmental Disabilities Administration to assist people with developmental disabilities who have applied for services.

Coordinators of Community Services are Cecil County Health Department employees who provide case management services to eligible individuals and their families in developing plans to meet their needs.

Services Available
  • Inform individuals/families about community services and supports
  • Suggest, plan for, locate, and advocate for services to meet the individual’s strengths, preferences, and needs.
  • Assist individuals in advocating for themselves.
  • Coordinate residential, day, and support services, review the funding information and prepare the paperwork for the Eastern Shore Regional DDA office.
  • Conduct psychological and behavioral assessments and develop behavioral intervention plans and training
  • Review services periodically to ensure they continue to meet the individual’s needs, outcomes are being met, and plans are being implemented.
  • Talk to people about their dreams and experiences so that plans are accurate and up-to-date. Provide community education.
Provider Agencies
Abilities Network
Serving Harford and Cecil Counties
P.O. Box 170, Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: (410) 272-3712 x 1400
The ARC Northern Chesapeake Region
Aberdeen, MD
Phone: (410) 836-7177
Fax: 410-893-3909
Bayside Community Network, Inc.
Elkton, MD
Phone: (410) 398-6394
Fax: 410-398-0255
Chesapeake Care Resources, Inc.
North East, MD
Phone: (410) 398-9325
Fax: 410-287-5049
United Needs and Abilities
Salisbury, MD
Phone: (410) 620-2684
Fax: 410-543-0432
Shorehaven, Inc.
Elkton, MD
Phone: (410) 398-9850
Fax: 410-885-5557