How the Abilities Network Works


Benefits of the Abilities Network

The biggest benefit of the Abilities Network is its commitment to providing customized services that meet the specific needs of each person. Volunteers are trained to work closely with children and their families to determine the services and resources that will be most beneficial to them at home, at school and in the community [source: Abilities Network].

Another great benefit of the Abilities Network is its focus on educating the community to help bolster awareness and involvement regarding disabled people. Project ACT (All Children Together) strives to bring together parents, childcare professionals and other education and service agencies to help children of all ability levels achieve success in the community. Through Project ACT, the Abilities Network offers training programs for teachers and childcare professionals that help them adapt their curriculum for disabled children. The program also teaches families and caregivers tips and strategies for helping their child at home, and it works with families at their school to ensure that a child is getting the most out of his or her educational experience [source: Abilities Network].

The Abilities Network is an organization that's creating positive changes in the community by helping disabled people and their families live the best lives possible. For more information on the Abilities Network and the services it offers, see the links on the following page.

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Sources

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  • Abilities Network. "Autism Services: About Autism." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/autism/
  • Abilities Network. "Autism Services: About Our Program." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/autism/about.html
  • Abilities Network. "Community and Employment Partners: How We Can Help." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/partners/help/html
  • Abilities Network. "Epilepsy Services: How We Can Help." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/epilepsy/efc.html
  • Abilities Network. "How to Help." (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/give/
  • Abilities Network. "Healthy Families." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/epilepsy/efc.html
  • Abilities Network. "Project ACT: About Our Training." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/act/training.html
  • Abilities Network. "Support Services: About Our Program." 2007 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/services/support/
  • Carroll County Public Library. "Organization Full Listing -- Abilities Network." Directory of Community Services Carroll County, Maryland. 21 July 2009 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://community.carr.org/fullrecord.asp?record=161
  • Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration. "Abilities Network." 2008 (Accessed 12/23/09) http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/dda_md/abilities.htm

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