Athelas Institute (410-964-1241) Provides vocational training for people with developmental disabilities andhead injuries.

Humanim (410-381-7171) A not-for-profit serving children, adolescents, adults and seniors with disabilities through many areas of human services including mental health, vocational, neuro-rehabilitation, developmental disabilities and services for the deaf.

Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center (410-740-5858) A service of HCGH. It has a library with cancer-related media and is a source for finding local and national cancer resources, support groups, rehabilitation centers and financial aid. There is also a full salon that offers hair styling, image consultation, a selection of wigs and prosthetic devices and more.

Gilchrist Hospice Care (410-730-5072) A not-for-profit serving children and adults throughout Central Maryland by providing hospice care and services in private homes, retirement communities, and assisted living or nursing facilities. Plans are to open a 10-bed inpatient hospice unit in Howard County in 2011.

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Department of Recreation & Parks Therapeutic Recreation Office (410-313-4628) Integrated sports and arts programs for people with mental or physical disabilities.

Howard County Early Beginnings (via Howard County Public School System at 410-313-6600) A program for children newborn to age 3 who have developmental delays, handicapping conditions or are at risk for delays.

Kennedy Krieger Institute (443-923-7508 or offers pediatric behavioral psychology services in an outpatient clinic in Columbia for children ages 2 to 18. Includes help with sleep difficulties, tantrums, parent-child interaction for typically developing children and those with developmenal delays and disabilities.

Linwood Center (410-465-1352) Ellicott City facility includes day care, education and therapy for children with emotional disorders, especially autism.

Loyola Clinical Center for Speech and Language (410-617-1200) Hearing, speech and language diagnosis/therapy, in Columbia.

North Laurel-Savage Multi-service Center (410-880-5917) Provides a wide range of crisis and support services such as family, financial literacy and immigration counseling, social services and support groups.

Therapeutic Riding Center (410-489-5100) Glenwood center provides physical therapy on horseback for those with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.

Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center (410-461-7577) and Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Columbia (443-276-4796) offer care for patients who require skilled nursing services.

Kaiser Permanente’s Columbia Gateway site (410-309-4600) offers primary care services in pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine and OB-GYN; and specialty services in surgery, dermatology and orthopedics. Other services include a laboratory, pharmacy, nutritional counseling, clinical pharmaceutical counseling and allergy shots.


Howard County General Hospital

Laurel Regional Hospital

Sheppard Pratt at Ellicott City

Howard County Health Department

Early Intervention Services

Tai Sophia Institute
410-888-9048 or 1-800-735-2968