Who We Are

ACIDD is a social enterprise with a social mission. ACIDD in Maryland provides mental health services to persons with severe mental illness that belong to a priority population and to individuals with Intellectual Disability who have co-occurring Mental Disorders in a collaborative model through an integrated care approach. The mental health services include Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP), Employment (SE), and Outpatient Treatment Center (OMHC-to open in August 2018) that would provide medications monitoring through a psychiatrist, Psychotherapy and Counseling services, and  holistic psychiatric services. Services to individuals with Intellectual Disability and co-occurring Mental Disorders include community Residential ServicesCommunity Learning services,  Supported Employment, Personal Supports, besides all mental health services  and various somatic care services. All programs are now CARF accredited.

Our MISSION isTo embrace, empower and help promote mental health and well being of people with severe mental illness and individuals who have a dual diagnosis of Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Mental Disorders”.

Our VISION, to which we make every effort to honor, is “to provide through holistic approach to mental health services and supports for individuals with a dual diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and co-occurring Mental Illness to live a healthy life and wellness, free of stigma, gain employment and sustain it, live independently and freely with determination, dreams and aspirations”. We endeavor to embrace all people with severe mental illness and empower them “one person at a time, one country at a time”.

ACIDD Maryland has two offices in Maryland. The administrative office is located at 300 Thomas Drive in Laurel, Maryland. The PRP and Employment programs  for Howard County are coordinated  at 5999 Harpers Farm Road, E-250, Columbia, Maryland. ACIDD Maryland provides its integrated care services including PRP, Employment, and holistic psychiatric services at its Laurel office in Prince George County. The psychiatric services at the OMHC will be coordinated by a Clinical Director along with the psychiatrists and therapists. Evidence based competitive employment in the community are offered to people with severe mental illness and individuals with developmental disabilities. We offer residential and Supported Employment services to only high functioning individuals who have a dual diagnosis of Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Mental Illness with the approval of DDA. To know more about our programs, please visit the link on Programs and Services on this site.

ACIDD Maryland has an integrated care approach which is positive and cost-saving to all Marylanders that are affected by severe mental illness. It also enables a neo approach of clinical treatment to individuals with the dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental illness. Achieving high-quality individualized treatment of all people that are affected by persistent mental disorders has the potential outcome of social inclusion, independence, protection of rights, equality and self-worth for thousands of Marylanders.

Our core principle is universal well-being.

We envision our future that is based on the above guiding principle. We strive to establish personal healthy status of all our individuals in Maryland within a framework of balanced socio-economic and cultural environment. Through our parent organization, ACIDD, we  also recognize the strengths and needs of millions of people with disabilities in the world. We draw ongoing inspiration from our parent organization.

Our commitment to people and our passion to work with them allow us to be free for innovative ways of change. We are determined to do so. We are an equal opportunity provider that lends its hands to all individuals of differentiating status, age, color, and disabilities.

Call our Howard County office today at 443-319-5010, if you like to join any of our programs or PG County office at 301-377-0750, if you live in PG, AA or Montgomery Counties. Visit our office at Laurel for a tour or to ask us questions Or, Contact Us Today on line.