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Support Coordinators from The Arc of Frederick County work to build a helpful community to better serve people with developmental disabilities and their family members. Support Coordinators assist people individually, in addition to organizing formal support groups to meet the needs of Frederick County.

To help parents who are looking to connect with other families and learn about services, The Arc offers a monthly Parent Support Group that meets over lunch. For families who speak Spanish, a monthly support group is coordinated through The Arc’s Hispanic Outreach Services. For individuals who have sustained a brain injury, The Arc offers a monthly Brain Injury Support Group.  The Arc also offers a group for Mothers which offers reflection of having a son or daughter with a developmental disability.  We are excited to announce that starting in late September, we will offer a group called “Guy Talk” where participants will discuss challenging subjects regarding relationships and friendships.  Additional resources that are available to Frederick families include a monthly Parents’ Day Out Program, Sibling Workshops, and individual assistance in establishing Futures and Estate Plans.

New members are welcome to groups and individual assistance can be scheduled.  To get connected to a specific service, please contact Support Coordinators at (301) 663-0909:

  • Lunch Time Parent Support Group – Amy Schlitzer extension 129
  • Hispanic Outreach – David Moreno extension 151
  • Parents’ Day Out – Emily Heiges extension 163 or Karen Patterson extension 142
  • Sibling Workshops – Alicia Nunn extension 171
  • Futures and Estate Planning –Anjela McNally extension 153 or Becky Smock extension 148
  • Mother’s Support Group – Bridget Patterson extension 121
  • Brain Injury Support Group – Anjela McNally extension 153
  • “Guy Talk” – Josh Neumann extension 177

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