“Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call
out our courage and strength.” Unknown
Developmental Disabilities Program
Coordination of Community Services
The Developmental Disabilities Program assists individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families in learning and gaining access to resources in their community, planning for their future, accessing needed services and supports, and ensuring the needs of the individuals and families are met.
We promote planned and delivered services that encourage self-sufficiency, health, safety, and real community participation, and the individual’s desired quality of life.
Developmental Disabilities Services provides the following services:
- Assessments regarding a person’s eligibility for DDA services.
- Case management services to eligible individuals (children and adults) with developmental disabilities.
Our Mission to Individuals
That people with developmental disabilities direct their lives and have viable support options and information to make decisions in the following essential focus areas for
- Supporting families
- Fulfilling employment
- Independent Supported Living
How to Apply
To determine whether a person is eligible for services, the person or someone acting on their behalf must complete an application for DDA services.
The DDA Application for Services can be downloaded here, emailed or mailed to you, or you can pick one up from our office by calling 410-996-5140. Drop off the application and records to our office, email the application/records to us, fax them to our office, or Mail them to:
The DDA Eastern Shore Regional Office, ATTENTION:
Eligibility and Access Unit, 926 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.
If you are interested in applying or need additional information, please contact Megan Rhodes, Office Clerk, at 410-996-5140, [email protected].
DDA Eligibility Application Process
- Submit Application and Documents to DDA
- DDA Regional Office assigns a Case Management (CCS) Agency to Complete an Assessment.
- Case Manager conducts a face-to-face interview and records review and requests additional records if applicable.
- The case Manager completes an assessment and provides recommendations and justifications of eligibility and supporting records and documents.
- DDA Regional Office reviews Assessments and Applications.
- DDA Regional makes the final determination and notifies the individual/caregiver.
Serving Harford and Cecil Counties
P.O. Box 170, Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: (410) 272-3712 x 1400
|The ARC Northern Chesapeake Region
Phone: (410) 836-7177
|Bayside Community Network, Inc.
Phone: (410) 398-6394
|Chesapeake Care Resources, Inc.
North East, MD
Phone: (410) 398-9325
|United Needs and Abilities
Phone: (410) 620-2684
Phone: (410) 398-9850
How to Contact Us:
Megan Rhodes, Office Clerk,
443-996-5140 Direct Line
Katrina Tavenner, CCS /Self-Directed Supervisor
443-245-3906 Direct Line
443-206-2281 Work Cell
Tracy Slavin, Cae Manager/CCS
443-245-3842 Direct Line
443-945-3797 Work Cell
Wendy Richardson, CCS/Quality Assurance Supervisor
Amber Gedeon, Case Manager/CCS
443-245-3846 Direct Line
443-945-5374 Work Cell
Melisa Milner, Case Manager/CCS
443-245-3839 Direct Line
443-945-8154 Work Cell
Robert Columbia Case Manager/CCS
443-245-3848 Direct Line
443-206-4305 Work Cell
Mary Stacie Harris, Case Manager/CCS
Kathyann Wilson-Beauford, Case Manager/CCS
- ABLE Account
- Autism Society of America
- DDA Maryland
- Disability Rights Maryland
- Easter Seals Camp Fairlee
- Federal Resource Center for Special Education
- Court Appointed Guardianship
- Guardianship Resources
- Make A Wish Foundation
- Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
- Maryland Statewide Individualized Education Program
- MD Tap Programs
- Parents with Disabilities
- Pathfinders for Autism
- Special Needs Trusts
- Special Olympics
- United Cerebral Palsy