Resources for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Whether you need to connect to services, access assistive technologies, or better understand intellectual and developmental disabilities . . .

Connect to Services

Contact information and online forms for easy access to both Pennsylvania and Maryland services.

Assistive Technology

To help people with disabilities more easily communicate, navigate, and participate in their communities.

Organizations to Know

From federal and state agencies to local resources, it often feels like a fulltime job just to know where to go.



Virtual Activities

A comprehensive list of free resources that will allow you to virtually experience everything from performing arts to workout and cooking classes to National Parks.

Customized Employers

A complete list of our Customized Employers, who employ people with disabilities and provide opportunities for growth and career development.

Glossary of Terms

We compiled this extensive list of commonly used terms and acronyms in our industry for your reference.

Understanding IDD

Learn about intellectual and developmental disabilities, what causes them, and how they impact people.

Hire Someone with a Disability

Learn more about how to work with Penn-Mar to hire a person with disabilities and what other employers are saying.

HIPPA Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about people we support may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information.


Discover resources that will help you learn about advocacy for intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What is a DSP?

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Learn more about their role with the people we support.

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