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Program Description

  Community Support Network for People with Disabilities

Community Support Network for People with Disabilities (CSN) provides services that enable individuals to remain in their home or in the least restrictive environment and provides general support, guidance, and assistance to clients with developmental disabilities and their families. This program area coordinates and monitors services and supports (including crisis management, intervention, and school-to-work transition assistance) to clients with developmental disabilities eligible to receive services through the State Developmental Disabilities Administration (Coordination of Community Services Program); provides service coordination to eligible young people funded under the Maryland Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism Waiver Program); and provides financial assistance to State-funded providers who serve adults with developmental disabilities. The My Turn program provides summer camp placements, support, and programmatic/financial assistance to families with children with developmental disabilities ages three to 13 years old. The Customized Employment Public Intern program provides supported employment for adults with developmental disabilities. CSN also conducts site visits to group homes that serve developmentally disabled clients in the County and monitors contracts that provide services to people with various disabilities including visual and hearing impairments.

Program Contacts

Contact Jay Kenney of the HHS - Aging and Disability Services at 240.777.4565 or Erika Lopez-Finn of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of adults with developmental disabilities provided case management services that remain at the same level of independence after receiving supportive services in the Coordination of Community Services Program 199100999999
1  This program was restored in the FY16 budget. The program has a cap of 500 clients.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved1932461436.75
Increase Cost: Due to County Minimum Wage Increase, Adjust Funding for Developmental Disabilities Providers to Pay Direct Service Professionals at 125% of the County Minimum Wage (on Average)14610580.00
Increase Cost: Due to Work Hours Increase, Adjust Funding for Developmental Disabilities Providers to Pay Direct Service Professionals at 125% of New Minimum Wage (on Average)13714050.00
Increase Cost: Support for Public Service Interns' Wages at the New Minimum Wage617860.00
Re-align: Adjust Emergency Services Spending to Reflect Actual Expenditures-340000.00
Re-align: Adjust Funding for Sign Language Interpreters to Reflect Historical Trends-350080.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1381680.00
FY19 Approved2228802336.75