Disability Rights Maryland

Organization Description

Disability Rights Maryland has a mission of advancing the civil rights of people with diabilities. They provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless. Services includes:

  • Mental Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Assistive Technology
  • Civil Rights & Community Inclusion
  • Voting Rights
  • Medicaid
  • Advocacy for Social Security Beneficiaries
  • Public Policy

Program Details

Legal Services

Program Website: DRM's Services

Program Description:

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) advocates for the interests of persons with disabilities in Maryland. Center staff includes attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Legal services include advice, counseling, negotiation, administrative remedies, and litigation. No fees for services. Legal assistance is provided for many problems of the disabled, including special education, vocational rehabilitation, social security benefits, protective services, guardianship and alternatives, nursing home advocacy, Children in Need of Assistance (CINA), and civil rights (including the right to appropriate treatment for institutionalized clients and those served in community-based programs).

The decision to accept an individual case for representation will be informed by DRM’s Advocacy Services Plan, resource limitations, and our commitment to affecting broad-based, significant and lasting change for Marylanders with disabilities.

Eligibility requirements

Program Contact Phone: 410-727-6352
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish, American Sign Language
Intake days/hours (walk-in): Please call for appointment)
Office days/hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Cost or fee (describe): Free
Eligibility-residence-county: Statewide program
Eligibility-income: Must be MD resident with a disability and a legal issue on our annual Advocacy Service Plan.
Civil Rights: Full Representation
Expungement: Full Representation
Employment: Full Representation
Guardianship: Full Representation
Housing - General: Full Representation
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Full Representation
Other Topics: Full Representation
Se habla Español: Full Representation
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