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 individuals to achieve both personal and economic independence.

Community Integration

Humanim’s Day Services and Personal Support Services offer transitional and rehabilitation support to individuals so that they can take an increasingly active role in their community. Individuals 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 individuals and employers to ensure job success, through case management, job coaching, advocacy, and other job supports. Services include:

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

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.

Personal Supports

Humanim’s Personal 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 Direct Support Professionals work closely with families to ensure that the services we offer to our customers are tailored to the individual’s unique situation.

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 individuals 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.


Humanim is proud to offer transportation services to individuals in its Human Services programs who do not have access to a safe mode of transportation. Humanim’s transportation vehicles are carefully regulated, and our transportation staff is highly trained in providing safe, inclusive, and comfortable transportation to all Humanim individuals. We are committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation or denied benefits of the transit serves we offer. This policy is consistent with the requirements of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. You can read our Title VI statement policy here.



Developmental Disabilities Referral Form – Download

These programs are funded by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.