Developmental Disabilities Services

Catholic Charities' Developmental Disabilities Services provide opportunities for a fulfilling future to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our programs are here to support them and their families and caretakers. We believe in the potential and talent of each person to contribute to and participate in their community. Our programs are a reflection of that belief. 

Services

Offering service that is culturally competent and focused on personal development and enrichment, our programs work with adults and children with developmental disabilities, as well as their caretakers and families. 

  • The Kennedy School works with children and teens with disabilities offering personalized academic, therapeutic and vocational classes for students ages 6 to 22.
  • Community Companions is an after-school program that continues the learning after the school day ends.
  • Community Options is a day program for adults with severe health issues for whom working is not an option. We take trips into the community, go bowling, take walks in the park and dine out together. 
  • Supported Employment Programs, located in Washington, DC, Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Southern Maryland get adults with developmental disabilities into the work force, partnering with employers and maintaining a close relationship with each consumer to help them thrive.
  • Community Living is an independent living program where consumers live on their own and with the support of staff available on-call 24 hours a day.
  • The Child Development Center is open to typically developing children and children with disabilities ages six weeks to three years. The program focuses on early intervention and development in an inclusive and educational environment.
  • The Carl P. Srsic Memorial Fund supports aging in place for adults with intellectual developmental disability and dementia, their families and the people who serve them.

Get involved In Our Work!

Donate: We depend on the support of the community to do our work. Make a donation to support our Developmental Disabilities Services today.

Volunteer:No matter what your skills or experience or availability, we can use your help. Visit our volunteer homepage for more information or contact our volunteer coordinator Mayra Griffiths at (202) 772-4321 for more information!

Contact Us

Developmental Disabilities Services
801 Buchanan Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: (202) 281-2700 | Fax: (202) 529-3982 

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924 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 772-4300
Communications@CatholicCharitiesDC.org

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