Our Philosophy and Mission

    The Whole Self Center’s philosophy suggests that every human being is more than a body with a brain. When caring for a child – a whole person - we are experiencing the creative spirit present in that child & in ourselves.

    • As we remain interested in exploring creative possibilities for the individual in the moment, we are more open to experiencing something new, such as developing a valuable skill we never knew or thought was possible.
    • In this way, we are less likely to stay stuck in repeating our old, inhibiting habits & behaviors.
    • By living this understanding with individuals with autism, we continue to become better able to respect & support children for who they already are, deserving of love & attention simply for being.


The Maryland Medical Assistance Autism Waiver
The Whole Self Center is a Maryland Medical Assistance Autism Waiver Provider

Maryland’s Medical Assistance Autism Waiver
Registry (waiting list)
240-777-1216 (V)
240-777-1217 (TTY)
1-866-417-3480 (Registry)

For a detailed explanation of the history and services of the Maryland Medical Assistance Autism Waiver as well as how to enter your child’s name on the registry please visit the following website:

You can read about Maryland's Medical Assistance Waiver Program on the State of Maryland's web site: http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/mma/waiverprograms/.

To obtain information about COMAR regulations please visit http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/ and enter the following title: in the search engine.

Maryland’s Autism Waiver – A Practival Guide for Families

The guiding principle of the Autism Waiver is that an enrollee has a legal entitlement to receive all needed Waiver services and all medically necessary Medicaid services with reasonable promptness. To promote understanding of a child’s legal rights under the waiver the Maryland Disability Law Center to offers this Practical Guide.

Pathfinders for Autism 0 http://pathfindersforautism.org/

The Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center – offers knowledgeable staff and a searchable online database to help families in Maryland find critical service providers quickly and efficiently.

Autism Connect: http://www.autismconnectmd.org/

The purpose of AutismConnect is to provide stakeholders in the state of Maryland with an online resource that will assist them in locating and securing resources for individuals with Autism. The website focuses specifically on research, educational resources, and advocacy organizations available to families in Maryland.