Childcare Resources

Parents of children with autism and other disabilities report difficulty in locating and maintaining child and after-school care for their children. Families seeking child care should be referred to:

The Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service
LOCATE: Child Care
Maryland Committee for Children (MCC)
410-625-1113 (Baltimore Metro Area)
1-800-999-0120 (Outside the Baltimore Area)
410-485-1042 (TDD)

The Maryland Committee for Children (MCC) developed the LOCATE: Child Care Special
Needs Enhanced Counseling Service through a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education. Any parent in Maryland who has a child or children with disabilities, ages birth through 21 years of age, may access The Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service. This service offers specialized one on one assistance and support to parents in need of child care. When a parent contacts LOCATE for child care information, the LOCATE counselor will:

Project ACT (All Children Together)
Abilities Network, Inc.
410-828-7700 (Baltimore)
1-800-492-2523 (Outside the Baltimore Area)
Fax: 410-828-7708

Project ACT works with childcare providers and early childhood professionals to educate them in the skills essential to caring for children with diverse needs in inclusive community settings. Project ACT services may include:

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