People with Disabilities

AERS serves Anne Arundel County residents age 18 and older who are chronically ill or disabled and have a need for assisted community placements, nursing homes or Medical Assistance-funded personal care. 

Licensed clinical social workers and registered nurses perform comprehensive assessments on AERS clients in an effort to allow them to live in the safest and least restrictive environment possible, while fostering independence and personal welfare.

For more information about AERS, please call 410-222-4361.


Arundel Lodge employs Deaf and hearing staff who are knowledgeable about the needs of Deaf and hard-of-hearing community members and who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

Participation is supported in their behavioral health programs and services including the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Supported Employment Program, Day Program, and Residential Program.

For people who prefer tele-mental health visits and are deaf or hard of hearing, Arundel Lodge provides a therapist who is fluent in sign language and culturally competent in the challenges faced by members of the Deaf community.

Visit the Arundel Lodge website for more information


From the Mental Health Association of Maryland:

Mental and psychological disabilities are among the conditions that can qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You may qualify with severe depression, bipolar disorder, an anxiety disorder, or another mental illness that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment.

Social Security disability benefits can cover everyday living expenses, medical bills, and other financial obligations. Benefits are paid monthly and can alleviate many of your financial worries, making it possible for you to get by without income from employment.

Learn More About Applying for Benefits with a Mental Illness

Maryland ABLE is a savings program which seeks to encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds to support individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life.

A person with any disability that qualifies for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or blindness that developed before the age of 26 is eligible for an account.

These saving programs provide the opportunity for people with disabilities to maintain eligibility for federal and state benefits while saving money to cover qualified disability expenses. 

Learn More About Maryland ABLE