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When my husband and I were contemplating transitioning Brian from the Rosewood Center in Baltimore about 18 years ago, we didn't really know much about the options that were avaialble to us.

For many parents, the decision to move their adullt child with a developmental disability from their home to the care of another is a difficult one. For some who made such decisions long ago, it is.........

Before taking up residence with Center for Social Change nearly 18 years ago, Edwin B. had lived both of his sisters. But, Edwin's behaviors, which led to frequent hospitalizations, had made this......

Janet N’s mother remembers the changes that took place in their lives after Janet became sick.  When it was clear to her mom that she wouldn't be able to ...............

Rick Z. came to Center for Social Change nearly twelve years ago in a way that is not so typical. Rick had been receiving supports for another provider agency in Carroll County.........

Janine R’s parents knew they needed help by the time they first met with Center for Social Change. They had already arranged privately for someone to care for Janine but.............


Behaviorally Challenging


CSC has the sensitivity and the skills for serving children with many complex behaviors. Children enjoy their lives in settings where they make choices about menus, activities, the décor of their homes, and the staff who support them. In instances where the children are not capable of exercising their choice, surrogate decision makers assist in the task. With programs designed and facilitated by a behavior specialist, children learn to develop self control, identify stressors, and signs that lead to other behaviors and loss of control. Programs are developed utilizing the least restrictive techniques. Those requiring more intensive intervention are approved and monitored by CSC’s Standing Committee, a committee that has outside members to ensure quality of care. Staffs are trained to competence before programs can be implemented, and all revisions require additional training. Great care is taken in the planning and development of our behavioral program sites, including location, number of children served, program needs of the children, staff skills and training and community at large.
To learn more about the program, contact

Dana Dimas, Director of Programs at 410.579.6789, or email, or write to: Center for Social Change Administrative Office 6600 Amberton Drive Elkridge, MD 21075
Telephone: 410.579.6789 1.800.269.0383