Individual and Family Support Services

Individual and Family Support Services (IFSS) provides support to people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. This innovative program serves to maintain independence and community placement for individuals served primarily through advocacy, education, facilitation of independent living skills, and provision of diverse stopgap services such as short-term respite care. Assistance levels vary but include case management, outreach services and respite coordination. Each individual is assigned a caseworker who establishes a close working relationship to assist with identifying needs for service planning.

IFSS serves individuals with a variety of disabilities, including intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, and brain injury. Supports provided extend throughout Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick counties in Western Maryland. IFSS staff enhances living and learning through attentiveness to individual strengths and abilities and fulfillment of personal life goals.

For more information, please contact Kelly Miller, Sr. Director of Outreach Supports, at 301-791-3370, ext. 2311.