Services for Adults

The Arc NCR currently offers the following support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities:

Supported Living
  • The Arc NCR believes that all individuals regardless of intellectual or developmental disabilities should live typical adult lifestyles in their communities. 
  • The Arc NCR provides customized support services for adults with disabilities in apartments, townhomes, or single-family homes.
  • Some individuals choose to live by themselves and receive only drop-in help with food shopping, bill paying and activities in the community.  Other individuals receive around the clock support and complete personal care.  Staff at The Arc NCR are trained to work with individuals to help them achieve their personal goals, remain connected to family and friends, build new friendships, and participate as active members of their community.
  • All support staff are CMT-certified.
Individual Support Services
  • The Arc NCR offers customized assistance to people in their home and community life based upon the individual's specific needs.
  • Services include those supported in Supported Living customized to suit each person.
Employment Services
  • The Arc NCR's Employment Services currently offers long-term community-based employment supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Services offered in integrated settings include individual placements and industrial, clerical and janitorial enclaves in Harford and Cecil County businesses and local and state agencies.
  • Individuals are supported in seeking and maintaining employment through job development, job coaching with follow-along supports, case management and transportation (where applicable).
  • Recognizing a community need for job development, job placement and retention, short-term Job Coaching and Community Based Assessments, The Arc NCR provides short-term services to referrals from The Division of Vocational Services.

Services For Transitioning Youth

An increasing number of students exiting Harford County Public Schools at age 21 are requesting vocational services.

The Arc NCR's Transition Coordinators works with the school system throughout the year prior to graduation to support students and their families in transitioning from school to work.

Community Partners

Community Partners supports people's desire to find and enjoy a mix of meaningful community based activities. The Arc NCR assists those who are semi-retired or between jobs to participate in a variety of activities such as part-time employment, taking classes, exercising at an athletic club, or pursuing volunteerism. Specific community services for individuals with disabilities include:

  • Transportation planning and/or transportation services
  • Support for volunteerism
  • Individualized community integrated activities
  • Building friendship

For Adult Services Information, contact 410-836-7177.

DDA Request For Service Change

Individuals receiving funding from the DDA can request a change (i.e. increase, decrease, addition or deletion) in services at any time as noted in DDA's Eligibility for and Access to Community Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (COMAR D).

Click on the following link for complete information




The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
Welcomes Partnership with Habitat For Humanity Susquehanna
Partnership Makes A Home Possible for Don, Chuck, and Tony

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) embarked on a new initiative in 2008 when it formed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna which resulted in the renovation of a home in Aberdeen. Since that time, enduring community support has made multiple home renovations possible including a home for Tony, Don, and Chuck on Philadelphia Road in Aberdeen.

Helping people to live a quality life is at the core of The Arc NCR's philosophy and mission. The Arc NCR strives to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are aging and have increasing needs for accessible housing so they can "age in place,"  a factor that was a concern for the three gentlemen receiving Supported Living Services at The Arc NCR.

More than 50 people attended the joyous Home Dedication of Don, Chuck, and Tony on January 27, 2012. The journey to that day epitomizes our Core Values of  Responsiveness and Community Building by The Arc NCR believes in supporting  the needs of the people who receive our services and delivering on quality services for our internal and external customers' through new and existing community partnerships and the creative use of resources. Don, Chuck and Tony are now enjoying greater independence and a higher quality of life thanks to this community partnership and the efforts of so many people.


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