For teenagers with developmental and intellectual differences, services begin with the school system – and end when students “age out” at 21. That’s when PCR steps in, providing therapeutic programs in arts, fitness, and communications that enable the full inclusion of those with developmental differences. Basketball welcomes 50 sports enthusiasts; a 20-person chorus fosters a love of music; Communication Counts covers basic and advanced social skills; Phabulous Photographers builds technical skills and self-expression. A respite care program provides therapeutic activities and nursing support for medically fragile people with profound disabilities, while social clubs unite adults from around the region and help prevent loneliness. Much-needed support is also there both for caregivers and for families whose children are transitioning to adulthood. Knowing the difference this program has made, PCR works with other communities to replicate the model – and increase the impact. PCR promotes the inclusion of teens and adults with developmental differences into community life through our award-winning social/recreational and respite care programs, through our public policy advocacy, and through our James M. Sullivan Memorial House, home to women with developmental differences.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Population(s) Served: Disabled

  • Hours of direct, therapeutic services provided annually:   15,000
  • Individuals and families served annually:   400
  • Number of programs throughout Montgomery County, MD:   35

Awards & Recognition

The Maryland Respite Care Coalition Outstanding Respite Care Provider Organization Award, 2004

The Arc of Montgomery County Community Service Award, 2005

The County Executive of Montgomery County Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, 2009 and 1998

Maryland Recreation and Parks Association's Innovative Program Award, 2011

A formal study of PCR undertaken in 2009 by the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Planning, Accountability and Customer Service Community Review Program. PCR received the highest ratings possible (“exceeding expectations”) from the Community Review for its innovative therapeutic programs. PCR was recognized as “the only program of its kind in the County” and that “families count on PCR for critical programs/support.”


Budget (FY2023)

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