Upcounty Community Resources, Inc. (UCR) is a private, non-profit organization that believes we are enriched by all persons in our community. We promote the full inclusion of persons with developmental and intellectual differences into every aspect of community life.
UCR is a Maryland non-profit, 501(c)(3). We offer innovative programs, events, and social opportunities for adults with developmental and intellectual differences. These opportunities promote healthy lifestyles, friendships, self-awareness, and personal-development.
UCR’s program leaders are experienced professionals who work with our staff to ensure each member's experience is a success. Some programs run as drop-in and some run for several-sessions over consecutive months. Some activities are perfect for anyone; others require a particular interest or skill.
Thank You to MoCo Council for recognition of Autism After 21! It's great to work in a county where there is so much support for our gifted and amazing population!
UCR has set up a new YouTube channel to feature videos from our many programs.
Click Here to see our latest videos.
"When I started this journey with my son over 30 years ago, the the special needs community was critically underserved. My heart was filled with joy seeing all those young people, some with severe disabilities, having such a great time. In the not-so-distant past many of those same individuals may have been heavily medicated and locked in the room. Well done."
George Stone, Jr.
"Our family has been richly blessed and we all are deeply moved by those families who have had to deal with family members with special needs. These families without exception, exhibit such strong faith, and patience that we can move mountains.”
– Dennis Parnell
“Before the development of Upcounty Community Resources, [Meghan Jones, UCR Member] said, ‘I was lonesome. I was shy.’
Her memories of her time in school are of being picked on and teased.”
-Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter