Resources for Parents, Families & Caregivers
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Springboard Collaborative: At Home Coaching Plan
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People with developmental/intellectual disabilities
The Arc Prince George’s County is one of the most comprehensive support providers for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families. They provide supports for people from birth to seniors including community inclusion, employment training, residential services and advocacy.
The Arc's children’s programs are designed to support families of children with a disability diagnosis between birth and 21 years old. They connect families with services and DDA funding as well as child care, future planning, educational advocacy and respite care. Their Autism Waiver program is dedicated to providing information and support for children diagnosed on the Autism spectrum.
The Arc hosts monthly meetings of The Prince George’s Special Education Coalition, whose mission is to advocate for appropriate and improved education and support services for students with disabilities in the Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Below are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
- Modifying Your Backyard for Special Needs Children
- Renters Rights for People with Disabilities
- Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs
- Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?
- Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs
FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS
In honor of Teacher Appreciation, BestColleges.com recognizes future educators who will be at the forefront of helping students succeed in the classroom. Their team curated this Teacher Appreciation Series that deep dives into useful guides for educators to create an impact on future students.
- Career Outlook Guide
- Earning a Bachelor’s Degree
- Affordable Bachelor’s Degree Programs
- Impacts of Coronavirus on Teachers
- Teaching Resources
Domestic Violence Resources
The List of Domestic Violence Resources guide will help you find domestic violence resources. If you suspect that you or someone you know is experiencing a form of domestic violence, please use this guide to help.
- If you fear that your life is in danger, call 911
- If you are in need of counseling, call 211 for more information
- Get help as soon as possible
For information and resources for teens visit Love is Respect.
Download the List of Domestic Violence Resources guide.
Workforce Readiness & Employment
Are you looking for a career change? Did you recently lose your job? Are you ready to enter the workforce but you don't have a resume?
- Visit the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation to find important job announcements, training opportunities and other workforce development resources.
- Maryland Workforce Exchange - This resource can help you find the job you want, while developing the skills you'll need for employment. This site is designed to help job seekers and employers get connected. This portal offers a guide to help you create a resume, cover letter and reference sheet.
- Resume-Now Site - Free online resume and cover letter samples and tips.
- PGCLMS: Job Now - Using you PGCMLS Library Card, you can access the Job Now portal. This portal allows you access to career resources.
- Adult Education for Speakers of other Languages - Improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
- Prince George's Community College Continuing Education Courses - Something for everyone!
Resource Guide for the Unemployed: Helpful Information for Unemployed Workers in Maryland