Spring Dell supports adults with disabilities. “Adult” in the developmental disability field means 21 or older. Spring Dell has supported individuals younger than 21, who have either finished or left the school system. When this occurs, funding is usually provided through Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).
Spring Dell supports mental and physical disabilities. Some of the disabilities we support include, but are definitely not limited to, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Autism, Quadriplegia and Organic Brain Disorder.
Whether or not an individual will be put on the waiting list depends on the specific service or program the individual will be participating in. Spring Dell takes pride in the quality of services we provide and does not want to jeopardize this even though we wish we could support everyone who inquires about our program.
Two levels of services are offered; short-term and long-term. Short-term services are funded through the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). These services are typically granted for persons with disabilities desiring to enter the workforce for the first time or who have previously been in the workforce but faced a disability that limited this opportunity. Typically these persons only require brief or limited employment services/assistance. If you or your family member has a disability that creates a barrier to employment, you should contact the Charles County DORS office located in Waldorf, MD. They will guide you through the appropriate steps to receive short-term services through Spring Dell. DORS recognizes a wide range of disabilities to include but not limited to: learning disabilities, mental retardation, mental illness, physical limitations, etc.
Long-term services are funded through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). These services are typically granted for persons requiring ongoing and continuous care, assistance and support. If you or your family member requires long- term services, you should contact the Charles County Resource Coordination office to apply for funding to accommodate the needed services. This is the first step in receiving services from Spring Dell. The Resource Coordination office will guide you through the remaining process. This entire process can be rather timely as there are numerous persons requiring services in the State of Maryland.
For more information contact: any Director at 301-934-4561 or by email.
Spring Dell has designed a unique arrangement to meet employment needs. We will bid a crew of workers, with a supervisor to come to your location to complete agreed upon work. Examples of past contracts include:
- Custodial Cleaning
- Retail Duties
- Flyer Distribution
- Clerical Work
Spring Dell encourages all individuals to advance towards individual placement employment opportunities. Employers are asked to be specific with job tasks when asking an employee. A Spring Dell supervisor will then match needed skills with individuals looking for employment. Once the job is secured, a Spring Dell staff will assist in training the individual and will provide on-going follow-up.
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Spring Dell will make every effort to transport individuals receiving services. There may be some limitation or restrictions based on seating capacity of the bus in your area, the level of assistance needed or ones ability to safely ride without an aide. Although Spring Dell would like to transport everyone that receives our services, regulations state that our transportation role is to assist with transportation, which may mean helping the family arrange alternative transportation options to and from Spring Dell.
- Household items
- Office supplies
- Sponsor an event or function
- Volunteer at the agency
- Employ individuals through the program
- Offer Pro-Bono Services
- Allow an agency rep to do a presentation at your business about Spring Dell
Spring Dell offers a large supported employment network with over forty local business partnerships developed. The Supported Employment Department’s mission is to assist people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment, and to accommodate the specific needs of each person offering on and off site services. One example of this is our Work Readiness Program designed to accommodate all levels of disabilities in employment preparation, job development, and retention. Staff support people by providing all the skills anyone may require seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment such as resume writing, job searching, dressing for success, time management, interviewing skills, on the job training, and so on. We promote qualified and educated employees, while providing hands-on learning and support upon entry into any position. Staff further assist people in the workforce by providing ongoing and continued support throughout a person’s term of employment.
The Supported Employment department also offers crew-based services in the custodial, retail, and assembly line fields. Crews are defined as five or more people with disabilities who are provided constant support from an agency staff. We currently operate two custodial crews and four retail crews.
Business partnerships are created through businesses independently employing one of our participants, or through a contractual agreement between the business and Spring Dell. The contractual agreement assigns restitution directly to Spring Dell and in turn Spring Dell directs the restitution to the participants.
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