Bringing the World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo to you! Caring Communities offers support, activities, education for thousands of individuals with disabilities and those who love and serve them in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Our training, education, publications, and events improve the quality of life for children and adults regardless of the nature or severity of the disability to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency and promote inclusion to enjoy full participation in society.
Regional Advocacy Specialists Build relationships with self-advocates, self-advocacy groups and providers, Support other self-advocates to learn about and understand DDA services, Coordinate and conduct a seven week training with a group of Self-Advocates, Provide general support to people receiving services from DDA, Develop and conduct additional training that meets the needs of Self-Advocates in their regions
The National Children’s Center (NCC) serves hundreds of children and adults with differing abilities throughout the continuum of life. NCC provides early childhood education and early intervention services, community residences, day services, individualized day support, and work readiness training. The mission of NCC is to enhance the lives of people of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and differing abilities through inclusive opportunities.
We are a child centered team of special education experts who work collaboratively with all involved professionals to design and review individualized plans, helping each child reach his or her unique potential.
Chimes assists people with developmental and behavioral challenges to achieve their fullest potential. Our vast array of services; educational, employment,vocational, residential, habilitative, and behavioral health is delivered through a network of national and international affiliates. We take a client-centered, evidence-based approach to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Virginia Relay enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf, Blind, or have difficulty speaking to communicate by TTY (text telephone) or another assistive telephone device with anyone who uses a standard phone.
The MWVA mission is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness of the abilities and needs of people with disabilities, in order to influence attitudinal, architectural, and social change for all Virginians.
W.E.A.N. is a mentoring program servicing women with a varying degrees of dis-ABILITIES. The mission is to “wean” women with dis-ABILITIES from having their limitations be their focal point, thus having them live with their ABILITIES!
Located in the Baltimore/Washington region, Kennedy Krieger Institute is internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system.