programs; and programs for the disadvantaged,
handicapped, those with limited command of
English, and displaced homemakers.
SUPPORT SERVICES BRANCH
David S. Kimmel, Chief
The Support Services Branch began in 1981.
The Branch helps the Division, State agencies, com-
munity colleges, and local school systems plan,
evaluate, finance, develop, and administer ap-
proved vocational-technical programs. The Branch
also offers assistance with data analysis.
BUREAU OF VOCATIONAL
Richard A. 'Ratterton, Assistant Deputy State
200 W Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 333-2576
Established in 1987, the Bureau of Vocational
Rehabilitation and Correctional Education serves
handicapped persons. It develops a State plan of
rehabilitation services and establishes, staffs, and
supervises workshops and rehabilitation facilities
(Code Education Article, sec. 21-303).
Under the Bureau are the Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation and the Correctional Education Pro-
gram. The Bureau also is aided by the Attendant
Care Program Advisory Committee.
ATTENDANT CARE PROGRAM ADVISORT
Robert W. Crawford, Chairperson
Appointed by State Superintendent of Schools: Price
Armstrong Baum; Mitzi Drummond; Rhoda
Eskwith; Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D.; Judy
Sandford; Peggy Sheeler; Steven Towie; one
Agency representatives: Karen G. Colvin; David
Coughlin; Ellen Leiserson; Vicki Lessans; Celeste
B. Morgan; Andrew J. Ungvarsky; one vacancy.
200 W Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 333-2270
In 1982, the Attendant Care Program Advisory
Committee was organized within the Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 515, Acts of
1982). The Committee advises the Division on the
Attendant Care Program, which provides financial
aid to eligible physically disabled persons, and ad-
Correctional Education about the Program.
The Committee's fifteen members are appointed
by the State Superintendent of Schools. Ar least
two are disabled, and three represent advocacy or-
ganizations for the disabled. One member repre-
sents each following agency: Medicaid Personal
Care Program, Policy Administration, Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene; Developmental
Disabilities Administration, Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene; Department of Personnel;
Governor's Committee on Employment of People
with Disabilities; Maryland Planning Council on
Developmental Disabilities; In-Home Aide Service
Program, Social Services Administration, Depart-
ment of Human Resources; and Division of Voca-
tional Rehabilitation, State Department of
Education (Code Education Article, sees. 21-501
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL
James S. Jeffers, Assistant State Superintendent
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218 554-3276
TTY for Deaf: 554-3277
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation was
created in 1929. The Division provides rehabilita-
tion services to individuals with physical or mental
disabilities to enable them to live and work inde-
pendendy (Code Education Article, sec. 21-303).
Through 6 regional offices and 29 local offices, the
Division provides medical and vocational evaluation,
counseling and guidance, vocational training, inde-
pendent living skills training, reader and interpreter
services, physical and mental restoration, rehabilita-
tion engineering, job placement aid, and supported
employment and postemployment services.
The Maryland Rehabilitation Center is run by
the Division for persons (particularly those with
severe disabilities) who need multiple rehabilitation
services. The Center offers a wide range of therapeutic,
medical, counseling, and vocational services.
The Division's central office staff administers
other rehabilitation programs, including the Client
Assistance Program, the Attendant Care Program,
and the Maryland Vending Program far the Blind. In
addition, the staff provides guidance, technical as-
sistance, and leadership in the development of other
programs, including activities with 56 private
rehabilitation facilities accredited by the Division.
The Disability Determination Services program
is administered by the Division under contract with
the Social Security Administration. The Division
also is responsible for making disability determina-
tions for Social Security Disability Insurance (Tide
II) and Supplemental Security Income (Tide XVI).