Adaptive Living, Inc. (ALI) was founded in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing, food, transportation, and  supervision for individuals with  developmental and cognitive  disabilities. ALI’s mission is to teach independent living skills and encourage social and community participation. Its resi­dents work in the community, volunteer, or attend a day program. ALI operates in a cost-effective manner and is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. ALI partners with Maryland’s Department of Human Resources which provides funding for residents and oversight by a social worker and a registered nurse.

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About Us

Our Vision

Adaptive Living, Inc. (ALI) believes that individuals with disabilities are entitled to live, work, enjoy leisure activities, and participate fully and productively in community life in the least restrictive environment.

Our Mission

Adaptive Living Inc. (ALI) provides housing, food, transportation, support, and counselors for adults with developmental disabilities. ALI believes that our residents are entitled to live in the least restrictive environment and to work, enjoy leisure activities, and participate fully and productively in community life. ALI’s residents receive instruction in life skills tailored around their unique requirements. We are committed to providing a safe living and learning environment, with clear duties that align with the rights and responsibilities for each resident. ALI’s goals for all of its residents are to promote independence, to provide the opportunity for them to possess a sense of dignity and self-worth through instruction, coaching, and living in a comfortable environment.

Our Values

  • Residents shall not be denied their individual rights or access to appropriate services.
  • Their personal goals and progress toward self-fulfillment will be recognized and supported.
  • They shall be given opportunities to maximize their productivity, contribution to society, integration into the community, and sense of achievement and self-worth.
  • There will be no discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or ethnicity.

Our Goals

  • Provide food and affordable housing.
  • Teach and develop independent living skills.
  • Encourage self-advocacy.
  • Encourage participation in educational, recreational, and social programs and in community life.
  • Promote and maintain the health of our residents.
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Program and Services

Our community-based Residential Services Program operates multiple homes in Columbia, MD. We support three individuals per home, and all of the homes have staff onsite in the evenings, weekdays and/or weekends based on the needs of that household.

Staff members assist residents as they develop daily routines that are necessary for them to work, use community resources, and make connections outside their homes. This includes meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping, money management, housekeeping, and personal hygiene. Counselors also provide transportation in the evenings to take residents to community activities, shopping, and appointments. Family members remain a part of the individual’s life. This plan becomes the blueprint for services that the individuals receive from Adaptive Living, Inc. ALI’s adult residential services are licensed by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration and Project Home .

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Latest News

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Contact Us

For more information about ALI you can reach us at (410) 997-9499 or you may use the comment form below.