Welcome to our FAQ’s page! Click each drop down list to learn the answers to frequently asked questions.

What are your eligibility requirements

All individuals 21 & older, with developmental disabilities who are eligible to receive funding through the Developmental Disabilities Administration in Maryland may qualify for services. NCIA’s Career Development Program staff members can assist individuals and their families in contacting the DDA or the DDA may be contacted directly at 410-234-8200.

NCIA’s Career Development Program is governed by the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), 10..22..07, Vocational and Day Services, 34 CFR Part 363, The State Supported Employment Services Program, and must also adhere to local fire and safety codes, stipulations of the court, and wishes of the family.

What types of employment do you offer?

Each individual is assessed and assigned employment based on their specific interests, abilities and medical needs. We offer employment in the fields of  janitorial, landscaping, moving and snow removal. We currently have contracts with:

  • American Red Cross
  • Annapolis Data Center
  • Arbutus Courthouse
  • BWI Airport
  • Cabrera services
  • District Courts
  • Martin’s State Airport
  • Martin’s State Police Aviation Headquarters
  • Maryland Light Rail
  • Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • McDonald’s
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Motor Vehicle Association (MVA)
  • Pizza Hut
  • Social Security Administration
  • The American Cancer Society
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Humane Society

Anyone who is unable to participate in outside employment stay in-house and participate in various activities to keep them busy during the day.  See Day Habilitation.

Do you offer clinical treatment?

YES. The therapeutic supports provided to program participants reflect the same level of attention to the needs and values of the individual as do the job training services available. NCIA’s Career Development Program has a Registered Nurse on staff to administer medications and conduct nursing assessments. Behavior treatment plans are implemented as needed. All staff members are trained in CPR and first aid and are certified in medication administration.

Do you provide transportation?

We provide 100% Transportation. Our catchment area is very wide across the state of Maryland including:

  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County

Each of our vans has a van aide, to monitor our individuals while traveling.

What type of staffing support does each individual receive?

The success of NCIA’s Career Development Program is directly attributed to the team approach taken by the organization’s administration and staff. Under this approach, each program participant is assigned to, and supported by, a team compromised of a case manager, nurse, psychological associate, training instructor, job developer, and job coach, whose expertise is in the field of vocational counseling. Emphasis is placed on individual input and participation and the team bases career development plans on the individual’s values and interests.

What are some resources for employers interested in hiring individuals with disabilities?

There are quite a few resources to provide information to employers about beneficial reasons to hire individuals with disabilities. See the State of Maryland Department of Disabilities website for information on why it makes business sense.


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