Maryland ABLE User’s Guide

This guide was written to help you understand Maryland ABLE. It is a resource developed by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council. Understand the Maryland ABLE program so you can know if it is right for you!

Resource: PDF Maryland ABLE User Guide
Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is part of a national collaboration to create a virtual “Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.” The Center created the attached plain language social story regarding getting the vaccine.

Resource: PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine PDF Spanish PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - Chinese PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - French PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - Russian PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - Haitian Creole
Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities

Watch this webinar on Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities presented by Yetta Myrick, PPMD’s Health Information and Communications Specialist, sponsored by the Maryland Hub for Inclusive Higher Education. Also find related resources below.

Resource: PPMD Webinar PDF The What, How, and Why of Supported Decision-Making PDF Supported Decision-Making in Practice
Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities

Watch our webinar about Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities to learn about the importance of discussing sexuality, comprehensive sex education, sexual development, and more with your children and adolescents.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities PDF Tips to Support Learning about Sexuality PDF Misunderstandings about Sex Education PDF Sexuality and DD Resources for Families
GOT Transition Webinar Healthcare Webinar & Companion Fact Sheet

Watch this PPMD webinar with GOT Transition for helpful resources on healthcare transition for your youth on PPMD’s YouTube channel, it includes the exciting new Health Care Transition Readiness Assessment for Students with an IEP!  Use this companion fact sheet for all the helpful links.

Resource: PDF GOT Transition Webinar Companion Fact Sheet URL PPMD Webinar with GOT Transition on HealthCare Transition for Youth
Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkits

This toolkit from the Oregon Office on Disability and Health is designed to provide self-advocates with the knowledge, skills and tools to learn about how to best advocate for their health and health care.

Resource: URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit
Medical ID: Guide to Use this Feature on Phones
Resource: URL The “Medical ID” Feature on Apple’s Health app URL In Spanish: The “Medical ID” Feature on Apple’s Health app
Medicaid and Military Families

Children with disabilities in military families, if qualified, can get benefits from BOTH Medicaid and TRICARE. Learn about the options.

Resource: PDF Medicaid and Military Families
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Finding Adult Providers

Looking for a healthcare provider for transition to adulthood is vital.  This factsheet offers key questions to consider, and to ask, while on your search.

Resource: PDF Finding Adult Providers
The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning

The nurse can be a vital member of the IEP team. This short video explains their role in the development of the IEP.

Resource: PPMD Webinar The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning
Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Services

This guide describes the range of home and community-based services available through Medicaid and can help consumers, families, and health care professionals make informed decisions about long-term care services.

Resource: PDF Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Services
Questions to ask when contacting your insurance company about therapy/habilitative services for your child

In this document you will find information on how to make sure your child has a supportive health care team that meets your child’s needs. It also covers how to make improvements by talking to your child’s doctor.

Resource: PDF Medical Home Parents
Maryland Oral Health Resource Guide

In this document you will find a list affordable dental care services organized by county for Maryland.

Resource: URL Maryland Oral Health Resource Guide
Maryland Health Connection

This link will take you to the Maryland Health Connection website.

Resource: URL Maryland Health Connection
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Healthcare Coverage Options for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Maryland

This chart contains healthcare options for children with special needs in Maryland.

Resource: PDF Healthcare Coverage Options for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Maryland
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