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Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS)
9375 Gerwig Lane, Suite E , Columbia, MD 21046
202-643-3804 (voice)

CEEAS directly operates educational programs for system-involved youth and supports efforts around the country to improve education in youth and adult correctional settings.

Headquarters: 1420 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington , DC 20009
202.332.4200 (voice) | 202.745.2562 (fax)

CentroNía provides early childhood education, professional development to educators, and family support services in a bilingual and multicultural environment.

ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum

The ChoiceMaker Curriculum is designed to teach students the self-determination skills needed to be successful in adult life. The ChoiceMaker Curriculum consists of three strands: (1) Choosing Goals, (2) Expressing Goals, and (3) Taking Action. Each strand addresses teaching objectives in three transition areas: Education, Employment, and Personal.

Correctional Education Guidance Package

Developed through a partnership between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, this guidance package is designed to inform the efforts of states, school districts, and juvenile justice facilities that serve system-involved youth. The package includes recommendations and federal requirements for ensuring that youth in confinement receive an education comparable to those provided in traditional public school settings.

Family Health Reference to ASL

This webpage provides a definition and explanation of American Sign Language coupled with a brief overview and links to resources for the following topics:
  • Linguistics of Sign
  • Learning the Alphabet and Numbers
  • Forming Sentences
  • Popular Phrases
  • Interpreting for the Deaf

Family Services, Inc.

Provides services to foster health and well-being in the home, school, and community, including early childhood services, family support services, parental education services, and counseling and therapy services. Serves the residents of Montgomery County, MD.

FERPA/IDEA Cross-Walk Guide

The IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions Crosswalk is a side-by-side comparison of the legal provisions and definitions in IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C, and FERPA that relate to protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of students and children served under IDEA.

Homeschooling a Struggling Learner: Special Education Provisions in the 50 States and Territories

This webpage provides a summary of which states may offer special education funding to students who are homeschooled.

IDEA Results Driven Accountability Graphics

With these color-coded maps from the U.S. Department of Education, you can tell at a glance whether your State is meeting IDEA-related requirements for Part C (early childhood) and Part B (school age). There's a lot more to explore here as well, including a description of how the Department made the 2014 State determinations and the role that its new results-driven accountability approach (RDA) played in the analyses.

Institute for Educational Leadership
4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008
202-822-8405 (voice) | 202-872-4050 (fax)

IEL builds the capacity of individuals, organizations, systems and communities to work together to prepare all children and youth for post-secondary education, careers, and citizenship.

Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
Adelphi and Takoma Park,

A place where community-based agencies and organizations collaborate under one roof to serve children and their families within or near a school in an integrated approach that promotes school readiness through early childhood care and education as well as family support and health programs.

16 East 34 Street, New York , 10016
(212) 532-3200 (voice) | (212) 684-0832 (fax)

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.

Mind Expansion Community Services, Inc. (MCES)
P. O. Box 593 , Brandywine, MD 20613
(202) 327-0972 (voice)

MCES informs the community about hidden disabilities, including autism, epilepsy and sensory integration disorders, and brings together children with and without disabilities together in an educational, fun and safe environment.

National Center for Learning Disabilities: 14 Innovative Apps for Learning
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016
212.545.7510 (voice) | 212.545.9665 (fax)

This NCLD article provides information about 14 different educationally focused assistive technology tools designed to:

  • Enhance or aid memory
  • Improve literacy
  • Build math skills
  • And more

National Child Research Center

Provides a collaborative approach to preschool education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, fosters partnerships with families, and is committed to the inclusion of children with disabilities.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
100 N Washington St. Suite 234 , Falls Church, VA 22046
703-923-0010 (voice)

Virginia’s parent education, support, training, and information center committed to helping children with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them by offering services and support for families and professionals; experienced-based program development and training curriculum; and easy-to-understand, research-based disability education, information, training and support.

The Summit School

A school for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Educates children with unique learning styles to their full potential. Supports full scholarships to the Summit Outreach Camp for children from the African-American community in Anne Arundel County whose academic needs are underserved.

Teaching Students with Special Needs

This article provides tips, strategies, and resources for teaching students with special needs.

TransCen, Inc.
401 N. Washington Street, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20850
301-424-2002 (voice) | 301-251-3762 (fax) | 301-217-0124 (TTY)

Organization dedicated to improving educational and employment outcomes for people with disabilities by developing, implementing, and researching innovative practices regarding school-to-adult life transition, career and workforce development, and inclusive community participation.

The Treatment and Learning Centers, Inc.

Works to improve lives and expand possibilities for individuals with special needs, specializing in services for children and adults with learning disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. Supports the Family Circles program, designed to support families with children and youth who have disabilities by providing a series of services designed to meet training and education, advocacy and emotional wellness needs.

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