Athelas Institute

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Athelas Institute has been providing services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Howard County since 1976. The mission of Athelas is to provide opportunities for growth and personal accomplishment to these individuals, complimented by quality services and meaningful community engagement. Athelas currently offers day training, vocational services, supported employment, residential and individual support services to over 400 individuals. In Howard County, there are four different program locations. Three are specialized programs designed to meet the needs of specific populations such as individuals with Autism, chronic medical needs and dual diagnoses (developmental delays and mental health issues). One large program provides all levels of day training and vocational services including job discovery and support in competitive community based employment. Athelas operates eight homes in the Howard County area. A visit to Athelas would give you both an overview of the company at our administrative offices and the opportunity to work along with staff and program participants doing program activities and jobs.
NOTE: Please dress comfortably as this is a hands-on experience.

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