Appalachian Crossroads
301-334-8449
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A private non-profit human service agency that primarily serves developmentally disabled adults in
Garrett County, Md.

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APA (Appalachian Parent Association), aka Appalachian Crossroads, operates for the purpose of providing personnel, services, activities, programs, and facilities for the evaluation, training, employment, socialization, support, and transportation of persons who have developmental disabilities, handicaps, economic disadvantages, or are aged, to enable them to become more productive and functional members of society, to promote their quality of life, or to maintain themselves in the community.

The 100+ individuals served range from being profoundly handicapped to very mildly handicapped, young adults to seniors, and in good health to having complex medical needs. To meet the needs of such a diverse group, the agency provides a full continuum of services aimed at assisting individuals to have the supports necessary to live, work, and socialize in the community according to their preferences and abilities.

  • Appalachian Crossroads values living in the community, meaningful age-appropriate activities, choice, dignity of risk and interdependence.
  • The agency has developed a broad continuum of services and supports in alignment with its values and with the needs and preferences of the people we serve.
  • Our services enable people to live, work, play, and retire.

Highlight: Sherry Freeland receives national certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner:  Sherry Freeland ADC, a nationally certified activity professional and Program Coordinator for the “Kent Center” recently completed course work necessary to earn Certification from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.  This certification reflects the course work, internship and professional experience that contribute to Best Practices in the current understanding of supports for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Ms. Freeland uses this background to design activities for seniors in the Retirement Program at the Kent Center.


©2009 Appalachian Parent Association, Inc - Appalachian Crossroads
39 South Third Street, Oakland, MD 21550, 301-334-8449

Executive Director: William Aspinall



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