Who We Are
Celebrating 50 Years of empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!
Founded in 1963 to support individuals and their families, Ardmore Enterprises has a deep‐rooted history of empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Initially, Ardmore opened its doors as a small day care center for children with developmental disabilities who were not being served through the school system. As a result of P.L. 94‐142—the public law passed in 1975 that drastically improved access to education for children with disabilities across the Unites States—services for children were phased out by 1980.
Ardmore’s sheltered workshop was opened in 1979 and later a day program was added. These facility‐based programs provided a supportive, though segregated, environment where adults with disabilities could acquire job skills, vocational experience and daytime care. Operations for the organization were expanded in 1981 to include a residential program and over the next three decades services continued to branch and develop. Those services and supports included in‐home supports, job development services, employment services, and activities to promote community engagement and contribution.
Today, Ardmore owns thirteen single‐family homes and serves nearly 250 adults and transitional youth with disabilities that include cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and many others. Operating from a core value system that upholds each person’s right to determine the direction of his or her life, the Ardmore team works in partnership with the individuals we support and their families to help each achieve his or her highest potential.
In 2013, Ardmore was awarded Maryland Works’ Provider of the Year and was recognized by The Collective Empowerment Group (of Prince George’s County) as a small business honoree at its 18th annual gala. Ardmore is proud to be one of only seven nonprofits in Prince George’s County to achieve Tier‐Three Level Standards for Excellence© certification, which was first awarded in 2004.
Mission: To empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities