DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON D.C.
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Funded through the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), the UCEDD provides leadership; advises federal, state and community policymakers; and promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
DC Autism Parents
The Mission of DC Autism Parents is to improve the lives of all affected by autism in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area through advocacy, education, support, services and research in order to promote community inclusion and awareness.
Department on Disability Services
The Department on Disability Services (DDS) is responsible for the delivery of services to District of Columbia citizens with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. DDS provides direct services and life-planning strategies to individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities. DDS strives to maximize the quality of life for its consumers. Eligible residents are also taught practical living skills and are provided vocational training and regular or sheltered employment.
Developmental Disabilities Council
The DDC promotes and engages in systems or process changes, capacity-building and advocacy activities. All are designed to achieve independence, productivity, integration and community inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Children’s Center
NCC’s community-based services include early intervention, schools, employment, and adult day and residential programs. These quality, personalized, lifespan services now benefit more than 600 infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities every day.
DC Aging and Disability Resource Center
This website describes ADRC; provides limited direct access to resources, services, information and events; and provides information about and/or answers to a wide range of questions and concerns related to long-term care.
DC Family Empowerment Center
The Family Empowerment Center provides the necessary organization and support to archive three important objectives: to develop family leadership and governance, individual support and guidance, and policy development.
The OSSE Ed Digest is a free online tool distributed monthly by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education of the District of Columbia. Our mission is to share national research and news about urban P-16 education with city leaders, administrators, researchers, the education policy community and other interested stakeholders.
District of Columbia Public Schools
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Disability Rights
The DC Office of Disability Rights (ODR) ensures that the programs, services, benefits, activities and facilities operated or funded by the District of Columbia are fully accessible to and useable by people with disabilities. ODR is committed to inclusion, community-based services and self-determination for people with disabilities.