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A & C Support Services Inc.

Support - Connections - Advocacy - Education

A & C Support Services Inc., utilizes a person-centered approach to assist individuals and their families with the supports they need to encourage maintaining a stable environment and a fulfilling life of choice. Our wide range of supports are designed to provide social, emotional and physical assistance and be a catalyst in ensuring the person served remains in their homes and/or preferred setting.

 
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Who We Are

The Who, What & Why

We are a customized 501(c)(3) independent social service organization that provides a range of services determined by the person supported and/or their natural support system. We provide assistance to individuals with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD), Autism, our Senior community as well as other individuals needing support to remain self-sufficient  in the Greater Washington, DC area (DMV). We are the champions of choices and opportunities. Our primary goal is to support individuals with remaining in their home or setting of their choice and still receive quality, ethical and trustworthy supports. We are aware that lack of resources and education can be a hindrance to many therefore limiting their choices and opportunities. Our objective is to enable individuals to design their own life's plan by providing person-centered supports, choices, connections, education and advocacy. Our supports and programs address both immediate and ongoing needs.

 

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD), Autism, Senior Care

Supportive Services

A & C Support Services Inc. program enables persons served and their primary support system with assistance in developing and/or maintaining independence, productivity and progress towards their definition of a fulfilling life.

 
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PERSONAL SUPPORTS

Life Skills Assistance

A & C Support Services Inc., is dedicated to supporting individuals in their community living with their families and/or setting of choice. These supports are specifically designed to teach life & home skills development as well as community engagement and social skills. This includes: assistance with laundry, showering, grooming, finances, medical issues, meal planning and preparation, shopping, travel training and accessing their community.

News & Resources

Your A & C Support Services Inc. News & Resource Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - FAQ

March 30, 2020

CDC FAQ - Updated October 21, 2021

Resource Guide: Coronavirus What Is It and What Can I Do

July 12, 2020

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with The Arc Maryland, published a plain language booklet to help people with developmental disabilities manage the uncertainty of this time.

Maryland Senior Call Check Program

August 8, 2018

The Senior Call Check program is a great service offered by Maryland Department of Aging!  Share with family and friends!

The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits through two programs:

June 9, 2019

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) -program is a needs based disability assistance program that pays benefits to adults and children with disabilities who have limited income and resources.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough – and recently enough - and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings.

NAMI MC - Find Help, FInd Hope

June 9, 2019

NAMI MC is offering online support groups for individuals and families.

Filing a Complaint - Maryland Residents

April 30, 2021

If a grievance is not met within the agency to your satisfaction. You may reach out to the State of Maryland Hotline and file a complaint. 1-800-492-6005

Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program

September 29, 2020

The Maryland Department of Aging is providing durable medical equipment (DME) to Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age, at no cost. All equipment will be sanitized, repaired, and redistributed to Marylanders in need.

 

FAQ

The Answers You Need

Do you take insurance?

We currently accept Virginia Medicaid, Optima Health CCC Plus & Medallion 4.0 for personal care. At this time we do not accept any other insurance provider or any insurance in Maryland. We are a Maryland DDA approved certified provider for personal supports & respite.  Also, we do accept payment plans and provide eligible families a sliding fee rate.

What is Support Broker Services?

This service is offered only to people and their families who are directing their services through the Maryland and/or Virginia Consumer Directed Services, authorized through Medicaid.
Support Brokers (Service Facilitators) provide coaching,consultation and guidance to people and their families as they assume employer of record or managing employer roles.  Everything from recruiting and supervising staff, to facilitating personal futures planning and community resourcing can be done by and with the Supports Broker.

What areas do you serve?

We serve individuals and their families in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC.

What do you mean by person-centered approach?

We do not use a one size fits all model. We understand that everyone is different and the level of supports they need to gain and/or maintain their life of choice will vary. For example, a family may have a full support team in place but just need a back up person to provide companionship to their loved one from time to time. Another person may have just gotten out of the hospital and requires some support with cooking, cleaning or running errands. Our primary focus is to develop a plan for the person and their family members that will benefit everyone and address social, emotional and physical support needed.

Additional questions? Email us at
info-intake@acssinc.org

 
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James Baldwin

 

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