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Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
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Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
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Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

 
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Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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Education Resources & Information

  

District of Columbia Public Schools Website - http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/home.html

  

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

 

Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E., Suite 301
Washington, D.C. 20020
(202) 678-8060; (888) 327-8060
E-mail: Bethann.James@aje-dc.org
Web: www.AJE-DC.org

DC Congress of Parents and Teachers
Hamilton School
1401 Brentwood Parkway, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-0333
E-mail: dc_pres@pta.org

Parents' Special Education Service Center
P.O. Box 10211
Washington, DC 20018-0211
(202) 471-4272
E-mail: parenttips@shs.net

 

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

Program Matches Youth With Disabilities to Adults With a Similar Disability to Build Mentor/Mentee Relationships (New England States, California, and New York).  Click here to learn more about this program.

 

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Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

 

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Articles of Interest

 

D.C. Seeking Special-Ed Alternative in D.C. - For years, the D.C. school system has defended its special-education programs and gone to great lengths to keep special-ed students rather than send them off to outside schools.

 

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic: The clinic works with children who are incarcerated at Oak Hill Youth Center, the maximum security prison that contains District of Columbia youth. Using a combination of delinquency and special education advocacy, the Juvenile Law Clinic students and faculty are attempting to extricate children from Oak Hill and to obtain appropriate services for them. The clinic also provides legal services to community-based organizations that work with children and families, including the Children's Trust Neighborhood Initiative and the Latino Taskforce. The School of Law clinicians train persons in those organizations about special education law. The clinicians accept individual case referrals, as well.
 

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puzzle pieces

Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

Coach Mike: Mission - To help kids and young adults with autism  and other disabilities improve their skills while having fun.
 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

Disability Rights Council of Greater Washington
11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-7550; (202) 234-7590 (TTY)
E-mail: info@disabilityrightscouncil.org
Web: www.disabilityrightscouncil.org

Easter Seals
Programs for Infants and Children
Metropolitan DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland
4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 100
Calverton, MD 20705
(301) 931-8700
E-mail: lreeves@eseal.org
Web: www.nca-md.easterseals.com

The Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 825
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 448-1450
E-mail: info@dcqualitytrust.org
Web: www.dcqualitytrust.org

WVSA arts Connection
1100 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-9100
E-mail: wvsa@wvsarts.org
Web: www.wvsarts.org

Independent Living Research Utilization Project
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-0232 (V); (713) 520-5136 (TTY)
E-mail: ilru@ilru.org
Web: www.ilru.org

 

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Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

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This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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