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All Kinds of Kids / Special Needs Guide

Advocacy | Arts & Recreation | Books, Toys, Publications & More
Community Services | Educational Resources | Family Support
Fitness | Health | Internet Disability Resources
Photography | Private Schools | Therapy
Research Studies


Advocacy


The Transition Work Group
The Transition Work Group hosts resource fairs for young people preparing to leave high school, ages 14+. Dates/ resources at facebook.com/transitionworkgroup. Please email your questions to transitionsuccess@gmail.com.


Arts & Recreation


The Art League School
Ages 5+. Courses offered quarterly in virtually all of the fine arts, and select fine crafts, with some of the country's most talented artists. Summer camp and workshops. Full schedule online. We accommodate children with special needs, please inquire.
www.theartleague.org , Old Town Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.


Ashburn Ice House
Loudoun County's premier full service community ice rink accommodating children with Special Needs, please inquire.
eerickson@ashburnice.com, 21595 Smith Switch Rd., Ashburn, VA, 703-858-0300.


Cirque du Soleil VOLTA
VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the street sports. Wheelchair-accessible seating and usher assistance offered for each show. Opens July 26, 2019: Under the Big Top at Tysons II, McLean, VA, 1-877-9CIRQUE.
www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta ,


Imagination Stage
Imagination Stage's commitment to accessibility stretches from professional sensory-friendly and ASL-interpreted performances to arts access classes and inclusive supports specifically designed for students with disabilities.
www.imaginationstage.org , boxoffice@imaginationstage.org, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1660.


North Star Stables
Equine facility offering a holistic approach to riding lessons and equine-assisted activities and therapies for physical, mental and emotional welfare of both people and horses. Located near Manassas Battlefield.
northstarstablesnova@gmail.com, 540-717-0121.


Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center offers audio-described, sign-interpreted and sensory-friendly performances. Please request services through jvia@olneytheatre.org
www.olneytheatre.org , 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring R, Olney, MD, 301-924-3400.


Shakespeare Theatre Company
Shakespeare Theatre Company offers wheelchair-accessible seating, assistive listening devices, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances, large-print programs and Braille program notes. Please contact the Box Office for more information.
www.ShakespeareTheatre.org , 610 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-547-1122.


Strathmore
Strathmore's sensory-friendly performances create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to families of children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.
www.strathmore.org , 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5100.


Washington Revels
"Christmas Revels," December 7-15, 2019. All shows wheelchair accessible. Large-print programs available. Audio description at selected performances.
www.revelsdc.org , Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC, 301-587-3835.


Books, Toys, Publications & More


Discovery Toys
Donna Rachelle Price, Educational Consultant
Discovery Toys is the premier learning toy company dedicated to helping children learn and grow through pure play.
www.discoverytoys.com/donna3278944 , 936-715-7255.


Community Services


Kennedy Krieger Institute
Thanksgiving Weekend, Maryland State Fairgrounds. A family event benefiting Kennedy Krieger, featuring 800+ holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbreads, an accessible carousel, entertainment, Santa and more!
www.FestivalofTrees.KennedyKrieger.org ,


Educational Resources


Bretton Woods
Bretton Woods, located in Germantonw, MD, is a premiere recreation destination for international families. Hosting a Private School Fair on October 27, 2019; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair inlcues private schools from the Montgomery County and DC. Schools on site serve PreK through 12th grade amd some have diverse learning programs.
www.bwrc.org , info@bwrc.org, 301-948-3357.


CCC Kids Camp
Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC
Ages 3-9. The CCC Kids Camp is a day camp experience in a school setting which provides intensive behavioral treatment for children with SM and/or severe social anxiety. Opportunities for older children to participate in camp in a helping role available. 301-593-6554, ext. 40.
www.alvordbaker.com/ccc-kids-camp/ , 8400 Connecticut Ave., Ste. 1120, Chevy Chase, MD,


Exceptional Schools Fair
November 17, 2019; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Showcasing school choices available to families of children with diverse learning needs. Find out about individualized programs that help children thrive both academically and socially. Admission is free. Parking is free.
www.exceptionalschoolsfair.com , exceptionalschoolsfair@gmail.com, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington, DC, 202-726-0740.


Independent School Options
Day and Boarding School Placement. Therapeutic Program Guidance. SSAT Flex Testing. Reading and Learning Skills Support. Options for students with learning differences.
www.IndependentSchoolOptions.com , 703-671-8316.


Play on Words Therapy
PoW-Wows
PoW-Wows are led by a speech pathologist specializing in significant language delays. Groups focus on communication/language development, play and individual therapy! Half- and full-day sessions available.
www.playonwordstherapyllc.com/pow-wows , Hyattsville, MD, 240-283-7752.


TLC - The Treatment and Learning Centers
Tutoring & Coaching
Our tutors get to the heart of your child's learning problem with individualized tutoring plans and instruction. Offering psychoeducational testing, organizational coaching and counseling. LD/ADHD specialists. We now offer TLC Online Plus Tutoring, providing an integrated approach to tutoring while offering convenience.
www.ttlc.org , gmcdonald@ttlc.org, 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.


Family Support


Ivymount Outreach Programs
Helping children become more competent communicators, motor performers and learners. We provide assessments, consultations, therapy, training and other services to children, families, schools and agencies.
www.ivymountoutreach.org , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.


Parent Encouragement Program
The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) is a nonprofit organization that provides classes, workshops and other resources to parents and all who care for children from toddlers through teens.
www.pepparent.org , 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-8824.


Therapuetic Recreation Services
Recreation, Respite and Leisure opportunitites for individuals with disabilities and their families.
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/TRACERS , ncstracers@fairfaxcounty.gov, 12011 Government Ctr. Pkw, 10th Floor, Fairfax, VA, 703-324-5532.


Fitness


Motion Education at The Agility Center and Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Specifically designed for children with learning differences, physical challenges and/or sensory needs. We use gymnastics and agility to help build strength, confidence, focus, motor planning and social skills. One-on-one sessions are customized to work toward each student's needs and goals. Offered at Dynamite Gymnastics and The Agility Center, above Randolph Hills Shopping Center in North Bethesda. Call 301-770-2710 to learn more and set up an assessment for your child.
www.motioneducation.org , North Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2710.


Health


Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry
At Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry we understand that some children have unique individual needs that may require special considerations and accommodations. We are experienced and knowledgeable in the handling of their special oral health needs.
www.chevychasekids.dentist , hello@chevychasekids.dentist, 8401 Connecticut Ave., Suite 650, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-272-1246.


Dental Excellence Integrative Center
You will receive the highest quality of care. We provide custom smile design, baby and children's oral health and holistic care.
www.dentalexcellenceva.com , 3116 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA, 703-745-5496.


Falls Church Pediatric Dentistry
Roselyne Gichana, DMD
We are committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate dental care to our infant, child and adolescent patients. Providing general checkups, exams, cleanings and fillings. Dental care for patients with compromised medical conditions and special needs. Emergency pediatric dental services available. Call to schedule a complimentary tour of our office.
www.fallschurchkids.com , 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 80, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-5511.


Healthy Mamas
Scientifically-researched and carefully-selected organic products for trying, expecting and nursing mamas. Healthy Mamas can be tailored to exact stages of pregnancy with our first, second and third trimester boxes. Delivered to your door monthly.
https://healthymamas.cratejoy.com ,


Palisades Pediatrics
Dr. Christi Hay
A small practice with direct access to the physician and home visits. Dr. Hay manages complex cases that require referrals, coordination of care and follow up, as well as routine and sick visits.
palisadespeds.net , drhay@palisadespeds.net, PO Box 40814, Washington, DC, 202-735-7600.


Pediatric Dental Care
Pediatric Dental Care provides advanced oral care for children of all ages, including those with special needs, in a fun and caring atmosphere. Fairfax Office: 10614 Warwick Ave., Suite B, Fairfax, VA, 703-383-3434. Springfield Office: 6120 Brandon Ave., Suite 114, Springfield, VA, 703-992-7100.
kidsfirstdentalcare.com ,


Washington Pediatric Associates
Nicole V. Lang, MD; Beth Shedlosky, FNP-C
Our mission is to deliver comprehensive and holistic healing to children of all ages.
www.washingtonpediatric.com , 1145 19th St., NW, Ste. 708, Washington, DC, 202-955-5625.


Internet Disability Resources


Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide all types of assistance needed to help improve quality of life.
https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/ ,


D.C. Disability Guide
An online disability information resource for Washington, D.C. Information on wheelchair rental, handicapped parking, accessible restaurants, hotels and museums.
www.disabilityguide.org ,


disABILITY Information and Resources
Extensive list of Internet resources, including adapted special needs clothing, housing resources, computer accessibility resources and disaster preparedness information for individuals with disabilities.
www.makoa.org ,


Disability.gov
Provides information on disability-related government resources.
www.disability.gov ,


Family Village
A comprehensive website with a wide range of helpful disability-related resources for families.
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu , familyvillage@waisman.wisc.edu,


Photography


Dorie Howell Photography
Dorie Howell Photography provides custom portrait photography for families with children of all abilities. Everyone should have beautiful portraits of the people they love, portraits that capture the individual personality of each child.
www.doriehowell.com , 703-766-8399.


Private Schools


The Auburn School
Grades K-12. Offering a dynamic and integrated educational program for intellectually-curious students with challenges in organization, socialization, communication and language. Locations: Fairfax Campus (K-12), 3800 Concorde Pkwy., Ste. 500, Chantilly, VA, 703-793-9353; Silver Spring Campus (K-8), 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-8048; Baltimore Campus (K-8), 7401 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville, Md, 410-617-0418.
www.theauburnschool.org , admissions@theauburnschool.org,


BeanTree
Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development. We work with, and accommodate, children who have special needs on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire.
www.beantreelearning.com ,


Ivymount School & Programs
Ivymount programs aim to help children and young adults with autism and special needs achieve their highest level of development and independence. Exceptional Programs for Exceptional Students.
www.ivymount.org , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.


Katherine Thomas School - TLC
KTS offers an exceptional educational experience and nurturing environment to students with special needs, preschool through 12th grade. KTS serves children with language and learning disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities and/or other health impairments.
www.ttlc.org , mtheard@ttlc.org, 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-738-9691.


The Maddux School
Our mission at Maddux is to promote strong academic, communication and social foundations in a warm, nurturing setting. We provide small, structured classes with specialized social and language supports for young children in pre-k through second grade.
www.madduxschool.org , 11614 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.


The Siena School
Grades 4-12. Offering a rich education program for bright, college-bound students who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
www.thesienaschool.org , info@thesienaschool.org, 1300 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-244-3600.


Therapy


Autism Learning Partners (ALP)
For 30 Years, ALP has served as a national leader in the field of developmental disabilities and specializes in the treatment of autism, offering ABA therapy.
www.autismlearningpartners.com , 10411 Motor City Dr., Ste. 500, Bethesda, MD, 855-295-3276.


Center for Autism and Related Disorder, LLC (CARD)
CARD provides early intensive behavioral intervention using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA).
www.centerforautism.com ,


Cool, Confident and Courageous (CCC) Kids
Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC
Cool, Confident and Courageous (CCC) Kids, a program for children with Selective Mutism or Severe Social Anxiety. 301-593-6554, ext. 41.
www.alvordbaker.com/rbp/selective-mustism-program/ , vraggi@alvordbaker.com, 8400 Connecticut Ave., Ste. 1120, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-706-6673.


Group4Kids.com
An online directory of group therapy services for children, teens and parents offered by various clinicians/practices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
www.group4kids.com ,


TLC - The Treatment and Learning Centers
Speech-language and occupational therapy services for children of all ages. Programs include therapeutic, social skills groups, sensory integration, handwriting and summer programs.
www.ttlc.org , ltorvik@ttlc.org, 2092 Gaither Rd., Suite 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.


Voz Speech Therapy
Pediatric Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist; Ana-Maria Jaramillo, M.S., CCC-SLP
A mobile speech therapy practice that provides individualized services specializing in children ages 1-6 in their home, school, daycare or community setting.
www.vozspeechtherapy.com , anamaria@vozspeechtherapy.com,


Research Studies


Comparing ADHD to Severe Irritability in Children
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
Study describes moods and behaviors through interviews, research testing and brain scans. One to ten visits for elibible children ages 8-17 with an ADHD diagnosis. 301-496-8381, TTY: 1-866-411-1010.
www.nimh.nih.gov/JoinAStudy , irritablekids@mail.nih.gov,


Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) Research Study
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Health & Human Services
Study evaluating non-drug interventions to reduce anger, irritability or outbursts in children. Enrolling ages 8 to 17. 301-496-8381, TTY: 1-866-411-1222.
http://tinyurl.com/z25drco , irritablekids@mail.nih.gov,


NIH Healthy Volunteer Research Study
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
Medically-healthy children, ages 8-17, can help scientists understand the mind. Join A Study. 301-402-8225, TTY: 1-866-411-1222, kidswithworries@mail.nih.gov, http://tinyurl.com/qfrgosp
www.nimh.nih.gov/JoinAStudy , kidswithworries@mail.nih.gov,


NIH Pediatric Anxiety Research Study
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
Is your 8 to 17-year-old child anxious? Consider joining in a NIMH pediatric research study. Call about eligibility. 301-402-8225; TTY: 1-866-411-1222.
www.nimh.nih/gov/JoinAStudy , kidswithworries@mail.nih.gov,


NIH Research Study: Understanding the Causes of Depression in Teenagers
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Health & Human Services
Currently recruiting ages 12-17. Initial 1-day evaluation for outpatient visits annually and/or 4- to 15-week inpatient treatment. Call 1-301-496-8381, TTY: 1-866-411-1010.
www.nimh.nih.gov/TeenDepressionStudy , depressedkids@mail.nih.gov,


Severe Irritability in Youth
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
Studies are enrolling children ages 8-17 to evaluate research treatments. If eligible, offered a diagnostic assessment and/or non-drug treatment options. 301-496-8381, TTY: 1-866-411-1010.
www.nimh.nih.gov/JoinAStudy , irritablekids@mail.nih.gov,