Who We Are

ACIDD is a social enterprise with a social mission. ACIDD in Maryland provides mental health services and Intellectual Disability services to persons with severe mental illness and those who have developmental disability with co-occurring mental illness. ACIDD takes an integrated care approach to supporting these individuals in the community.

As a mental health provider, ACIDD in Maryland provides mental health services  to individuals with severe mental illness. Our services include Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP), Employment (SE), psychotherapy and most recently – an Outpatient Treatment Center (OMHC– opening in October 2018 at 300 Thomas Drive, Laurel).

As a Developmental Disability provider (DDA approved and OHCQ Licensed), ACIDD in Maryland provides various services to individuals with Intellectual Disability and co-occurring Mental Disorders though different programs. These programs include Community Residential ServicesCommunity Development services,  Supported Employment, Personal Supports, and most recently several DDA approved programs as part of DDA transition. 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 independence to 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 mental health services and supports to individuals  with mild to moderate Intellectual Disability who have co-occurring Mental Illness in order for them to live a healthy life and wellness, to be free of stigma, gain employment and sustain it, and to live independently and freely with determination, dreams and aspirations”. We endeavor to embrace all people with mental illness and intellectual disability 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 Laurel center is also the location for the new OMHC. Our office in Howard County is located at 5999 Harpers Farm Road, E-250, Columbia, Maryland. We provide PRP, Employment and limited service of psychotherapy at this office. Evidence based competitive employment in the community are offered to people with severe mental illness in PG County, Supported Employment is offered to individuals with developmental disabilities in all Counties. To know more about our programs, please visit us on Programs and Services on this site.

ACIDD Maryland takes an integrated care approach which is positive and cost-saving to all Marylanders. It also enables a neo-approach of clinical treatment to individuals with the other 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.

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 of our facility or with a question. Or, Contact Us Today on line.