How the Abilities Network Works

Using the Abilities Network

The Abilities Network offers a variety of services for people of all ability levels, and some of these services include:

  • Autism Services - Autism is a neurological disorder that disrupts the normal development of the areas of the brain responsible for social interaction and communication. Founded in 2003, Autism Services works with individuals ages one to 21 to help them develop skills to play, socialize and live as independently as possible. The program offers one-on-one services, family training and short-term childcare. Parents can register their child for the Autism Waiver to receive specific waiver services and certain Medicaid services to help them in their home and community. Parents can also purchase services directly from the Abilities Network if they don't receive covered services [source: Abilities Network].
  • Community and Employment Partners - This program provides one-on-one support to disabled people to help them find jobs and live independently. Services range from writing resumes and preparing for job interviews to budgeting, banking, housing and transportation [source: Abilities Network].
  • Epilepsy Services - This program offers support groups and financial assistance to people with epilepsy and their families, and it helps them get the resources they need in their schools and community.

For more information on specific services for you or your child, contact your local Abilities Network [source: Carroll County Public Library].

Read the next page to learn more about the benefits of the Abilities Network.