Developmental Disabilities Services

Each person has the potential to participate in their community.

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to grow and learn through a loving childhood, that family is the most important key to success and that it takes a community to raise a child. But children and adolescents are today among the most vulnerable people living in the Washington region. Our programs recognize some of the challenges they face and provide support and resources to help.

Our Programs and Services

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

Community Companions

Community Companions is an after-school program that provides learning and growth opportunities for students ages six to 21 by engaging them in social, therapeutic and recreational activities.

Community Options

Community Options is a day program for adults with severe health physical and cognitive disabilities for whom working is not an option.

Early Childhood Development

The Child Development Center at the Catholic Charities Education Center is open to children ages six weeks to three years with and without disabilities. The program focuses on early development in an inclusive, educational and caring environment.

Kennedy School

Located at the Catholic Charities Education Center, the Kennedy School is a nonpublic day school that provides children and young adults ages six to 22 with disabilities personalized academic, therapeutic and vocational classes. Its offerings include a diploma program.

Supported Employment

With services in D.C., Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Southern Maryland, Supported Employment programs get adults with developmental disabilities into the workforce by partnering with employers and maintaining a relationship with each client to help them thrive.

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