Athelas Institute, Inc.

Providing Opportunities for Achievement and Growth


Our Mission … 

Providing opportunities for growth and personal accomplishment to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities complemented by quality services and meaningful community engagement.

Vision Statement… 

To participate in a world where all people are empowered to live a life of opportunity, individual satisfaction and success.

Athelas Institute was founded in 1976 to inspire and enrich the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.

The agency provides a multitude of innovative work and educational opportunities as well as a variety of services to its consumers.

Individuals are supported by staff members who are trained to focus on the safety and overall well-being of their individuals.

Athelas has remained a recognized leader in its field for providing creative programs that meet the needs of individuals who use its services.


Services are provided to individuals residing in Howard, Baltimore and Carroll Counties and Baltimore City.  Limited services may also be available in Anne Arundel County.