Chimes Maryland

Who we are

Chimes Maryland is the largest not-for-profit provider of community services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and other co-occurring disabilities.

As a member of Chimes Family of Services, our desire is to ensure that all people with intellectual and behavioral challenges can achieve their fullest potential.

With services and supports provided throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region, we tailor services to the unique and changing needs and preferences of each person. Our array of services emphasize choice and diversity of opportunities that span every stage of life, enabling our participants to fulfill their dreams and maximize their independence.

All of our services, supports, and facilities are licensed by the State of Maryland. Most program participants are funded by the applicable state agency after eligibility is determined. We also accept private pay on a case-by-case basis.

Administrative Offices

4814 Seton Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, United States

Vocational/Employment Services

3630 Milford Mill Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244, United States

Liberty Club – East

8515 Kelso Drive, Essex, Baltimore, Maryland 21221, United States

Locations

Administrative Offices
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4814 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
ph: 410.585.2068
toll free: 1.800.CHIMES.1
fax: 410.358.1747
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Human Resource Management
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4814 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

ph: 410.358.6677
fax: 410.358.6165

Admissions
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4814 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

ph: 410.358.6661
toll free: 1.800.CHIMES.1
fax: 410.358.0467

Residential & Support Services
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4814 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

ph: 410.358.6677
toll free: 1.800.CHIMES.1
fax: 410.358.1747

The Chimes School
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4810 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
ph: 410.358.8270
fax: 410.358.8271

Vocational/Employment Services
The Terry Allen Perl Center

3630 Milford Mill Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
ph: 410.521.1555
fax: 410.521.1505
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Liberty Club – East

8515 Kelso Drive
Baltimore, MD 21221
ph: 410.358.8932
fax: 410.686.6435
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Intervals
The Cecil S. Fox Center The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4814 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
ph: 410.358.6675
fax: 410.358.1803

Clinical Services
The Terry Allen Perl Center

3630 Milford Mill Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
ph: 410.521.1555
fax: 410.521.1505

Services

Educational Opportunities

The Chimes School was founded in 1947 by a group of parents who wanted a special program for their children. It was the first of its kind in the State of Maryland and was located in borrowed classrooms at the Church of the Redeemer. Initial enrollment was 5 students.

Today our school boasts a modern, fully accessible building with multiple amenities and an outside recreation area in northwest Baltimore City. Enrolled students, who have autism, intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities are referred by local jurisdictions throughout the state who.

We offer an 11-month non-graded educational program to students ages 5 – 21 and a special education program for students in elementary school, grades K – 3. We also offer a specialty program for students with severe autism and communication deficits. Our educational programs infuse functionality into everyday academics and the development of work-related skills and social skills. Using a multi-sensory approach to learning, our educational programs challenge our students to develop independence in various settings beyond the school including at home, on the job, or in the community. Our individual educational plans are tailored to the needs of each student and are guided by a professional treatment team.

Students also have access to an array of vocational opportunities within various work environments to ensure a seamless transition from school to adult programs.

Community Living Options

Chimes Maryland offers an array of supported living options and staffing alternatives to enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in homes and communities of their choice.

Traditional residential options include Agency-operated single-family homes and apartments for people who choose to live with roommates and may require 24-hour support. Many of our homes are fully accessible with specialized adaptive equipment. Private individual family care homes are also available for people who prefer a family setting with agency oversight.

A range of supports can also be provided to individuals in their family home or their own home, depending on their preferences. Support services can range from occasional respite care to ongoing drop in support to more comprehensive services.

The level and type of services and supports vary based on the specific needs and choices of the individual. Beyond ensuring health and safety, Chimes’ staff assist individuals to become as independent as possible by helping them to acquire new skills, while giving them opportunities to pursue their interests in the community.

Behavior Support Services

Chimes is the Central Maryland regional provider for behavior respite and transitional services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have challenging behaviors and/or co-occurring disorders. Our services are part of a comprehensive and integrated system of behavior support throughout the region.

The goals of behavior support services are to divert unnecessary or prolonged hospitalizations or potential homelessness related to challenging behaviors, while maximizing opportunities for individuals to be successful in their communities.

Behavior support services, both planned and emergent, are coordinated and approved through the Central Maryland Regional Office and are time limited.

Supports provided may be in the person’s natural home or in a Chimes community home. All supports are based on the person’s needs and take into consideration prior behavioral assessments/consultation and behavior management plans where applicable.

Day and Vocational Options

Chimes Maryland offers a variety of day support and vocational options to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our supports and services are both facility and community based with individuals having the opportunity to move within the programs as their needs and preferences change.

Our day support programs focus on leisure, social, and non-work related activities as an alternative option to vocational services. With staff support, program participants have the opportunity to engage in structured activities — both at the site and in the community. Activities are outcome oriented and designed to meet the person’s needs and desires, while helping to reinforce and enhance mobility, communication, self-care, socialization, and leisure skills.

Our vocational programs are tailored to individuals who have a focus on paid work and employment. With staff support, program participants have access to work and career-based assessments, training, and job placement opportunities which are geared to the individual’s aptitudes and interests.

Individuals have the opportunity to engage in supported employment in the community with ongoing staff support. With supported employment, individuals often gain the skills, experience, and confidence necessary to successfully engage in competitive employment.

Program participants in both day support and vocational services also have access to adjunctive supports to address their physical, mental, and behavioral health needs to help maximize their potential and opportunities for independence.

The Chimes Café

Chimes, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting people with developmental, intellectual and behavioral challenges to achieve their fullest potential. The Chimes Café provides training, employment and an integrated work experience for those we serve. It also serves delicious food in a friendly environment! Dine in, or order out. The Café is conveniently open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for breakfast and lunch, and offers a “dinner-to-go” option on Wednesdays. We appreciate your help in supporting Chimes Café.

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Directors

C. David Ward
Chairperson

Terence G. Blackwell, Jr., BCBA
President and CEO

Cecil S. Fox
Secretary

Aubrey Harris

Eric Danielson

Barbara Ebel

Arthur C. George

Karen McGraw

Mark Miraglia

Douglas M. Schmidt

Stephen S. Kramer, Esq.*

Julius Margolis*


* Life Member

Contact

The Chimes School
Assistant Principal: 410.358.3270

Residential Services
Admissions Coordinator: 410.358.6661

Support Services
Admissions Coordinator: 410.358.6661

Behavior Support Services
Behavior Support Manager: 410.358.6400 ext. 3366

Day Habilitation Services: Intervals
Admissions Coordinator: 410.358.6661

Vocational Services
Admissions Coordinator: 410.358.6661

Ethics Point

Ethics Reporting Hotline

EthicsPoint is a secure 24/7 reporting system where active employees may report potential violations of the Chimes Code of Ethics and Conduct. It further serves as a management tool to support the Agency’s overall compliance program. Reports are taken seriously and investigated discretely, consistent with applicable laws and regulations.

Please click to be connected to the EthicsPoint Reporting System.

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