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Phone: 443-279-1234
7215 York Road #352
Baltimore
Maryland 21212
USA
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Target demographics: Families and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities residing in Maryland

Direct beneficiaries per year: 80 individuals in active services

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteers may contact us at 443-279-1234.-Assist us with office projects so that limited staff hours can be directed back into member services. -Serve on a board committee such as fundraising, outreach, member services, sharing with us your particular expertise-Join our speaker's bureau to help other families learn about our services.

Geographic areas served: Maryland

Programs: 1. Lifelong Advocacy Services for Marylanders with developmental disabilities after their parents are no longer able, including annual assessment visits and follow up to identified issues. Consult with siblings and Trustees.
2. Advocacy Plan Services: Additional advocacy services to begin now or in the future, tailored to the individual's needs, funded at an hourly rate or reduced rate for blocks of hours. Services include visits and monitoring of services at requested intervals and follow up to identified concerns, linkage with entitlement and other resources, work with Trustees to access individual Trust funds to promote health, safety, and life enrichment. Update reports to siblings/ parents, Trustees.
3. Sponsor Support: While parents continue to provide advocacy, By Their Side offers telephone support, informational newsletters, and seminars on pertinent topics.

Mission:
By Their Side guides families and provides advocacy for Marylanders with an intellectual/developmental disability. By Their Side believes everyone deserves respect, choices, and quality of life. We support our mission by
-Providing lifelong personal advocacy for those we serve;
-Protecting individual's legal rights
-Guiding individuals and families through the maze of resources in the service delivery system; and
-Assisting families with transition planning.
Results:
We provide lifelong advocacy for many individuals whose parents have passed on, including support to their adult siblings and trustees. With 15-25 years of experience each, our Advocates are an excellent resource.

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12/10/13
By Their Side provides expert advice and guidance for families navigating services for family members with intellectual disabilities... more »
11/18/12
I have 2 daughters with developmental disabilities. My husband and I have always worried about what will happen to the girls when we are no longer here. Neither side of the family is very involved with our girls. When our youngest was 6 months old, we heard about By Their Side (then MTRC) and ... more »
11/15/12
We enrolled our son back when this organization was just getting off the ground and were so happy to find an organization dedicated to continue oversight of his care when we were no longer around! That is always one of the major worries of parents with lifelong dependent children. It's one ... more »
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Volunteers may contact us at 443-279-1234.-Assist us with office projects so that limited staff hours can be directed back into member services. -Serve on a board committee such as fundraising, outreach, member services, sharing with us your particular expertise-Join our speaker's bureau to help other families learn about our services.

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