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ARC of Maryland
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A volunteer grassroots organization comprised of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, parents and other family members, educators and professionals working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and interested persons from the general public.

Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland
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Improves the health of Maryland's children and adults by advocating for and providing support and technical assistance to Maryland community-based behavioral health service providers and their constituents.

Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
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Offers a full range of programs and services designed to help all nonprofits more effectively serve the community, and fulfill their mission, as well as training and technical assistance on the entire spectrum of nonprofit management topics.

Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health
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A grassroots coalition of family and advocacy organizations dedicated to improving services for children with mental health needs and their families and building a network of information and support for families across Maryland.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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Promotes the health of all Maryland citizens by providing health and support services; by improving the quality of health care for all; by providing leadership in the development and enactment of responsible and progressive health care policy; and by serving as the advocate for public health initiatives and programs to improve the quality of life for all Marylanders.

Maryland Disability Law Center
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A private, nonprofit organization staffed by attorneys and paralegals that seeks to ensure that people with disabilities are accorded the full rights and entitlements afforded to them by state and federal law.

Maryland Family Network
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Works with parents, child care providers, advocates, employers, and policymakers to expand and enhance the early childhood education and child care available to Maryland's children.

Maryland Family Voices
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A statewide grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.

Maryland Insurance Administration
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An independent state agency that regulates Maryland's insurance industry and protects consumers by ensuring that insurance companies and health plans act in accordance with insurance laws.

Maryland Psychiatric Society
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A state medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders. The MPS Web site was developed to inform the public and the members of the society about advocacy initiatives, legislation, and offer informative articles about issues relevant to psychiatry and mental illness. The site also offers an online search mechanism for psychiatrists in the state.

Maryland School Psychologists' Association
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Seeks to advance school psychology as a profession and as a science in order to promote the learning of all Maryland school children by sponsoring and promoting studies and professional development in the field of school psychology and encouraging legislation which enhances the learning and development of all Maryland school children.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
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Provides free or reduced fee representation to low-income individuals and non-profits throughout Maryland who have civil legal problems .

Mental Health Association of Maryland
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Works to ensure with cornerstones of service, information, advocacy and training, that people with mental illness reach their rightful place as participating, productive members of our community.

NAMI Maryland
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An advocacy organization for family and friends of people with serious mental illness, and people who have a mental illness.

National Association of Social Workers- Maryland
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Works to promote social justice through advocacy, education and collaboration with diverse stakeholders.

On Our Own of Maryland
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A state wide mental health consumer education and advocacy organization that promotes equality in all aspects of society for people who receive mental health services and develops alternative, recovery-based mental health initiatives.

Pathfinders for Autism
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Provides advocacy information for individuals with autism and their families.

Treatment Advocacy Center: Maryland Activities
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A nonprofit organization working to eliminate barriers to timely treatment of severe mental illness through advocacy.

 
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