What We Do / Human Services

Developmental Disability Services

We offer a range of programs and services that enhance growth, independence, and quality of life for individuals with special needs, including children, adolescents, adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Our person-centered approach emphasizes individualized care, community integration and customized employment, with the goal of empowering clients to achieve both personal and economic independence.

Community Integration

Humanim’s Day Program and Individualized Support Services offer transitional and rehabilitation support to individuals so that they can take an increasingly active role in their community. Clients create personal goals, learn skills, exercise independence, and participate in recreational activities within the community. Programming includes:

  • Community based activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social, vocational, and life skills instruction
  • Hobby and recreational supports

Customized Employment

Our organization was founded on the belief that every human being has potential and that work is transformative. Our employment services therefore focus on matching an individual’s unique interests and skills to the hiring needs of employers. Once employed, our retention specialists continue to work with clients and employers to ensure job success, through case management, job coaching, advocacy, and other job supports. Services include:

  • Employment Discovery and Customization
  • Job Placement
  • Supported Employment
  • Students to Employment Program (STEP), ages 18 – 21
  • Pre-Employment Transition Services, ages 14 – 21

Residential and In-Home Supports

We offer residential and in-home support services to individuals with developmental and neurological disabilities, and acquired brain injuries, who need support within the home environment. Our services are designed to build independence so that individuals can continue to live, learn, and work in the community.

Individual Support Services

Humanim’s Individual Support Services works with over 125 consumers living independently in their homes by teaching a variety of daily living skills and opening the door to both community and peer integration. Our rehabilitation team works closely with families to ensure that the services we offer to our customers are tailored to the individual’s unique situation. This program is funded by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Behavioral Support Services

Like all of Humanim’s programs, our behavioral support services foster greater independence by equipping caregivers, individuals, and their families with tools and strategies to manage severely challenging or disruptive behaviors. These services are designed to promote community integration and personal growth, by allowing clients to live in the least restrictive environment. Our team of licensed psychologists and professional staff are there to support individuals and caregivers through behavioral assessment, consultation, training and other supports.