Online Resources

Here is a list of available online resources.

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  • Child and Adolescent Services Research Center - CASRC focuses on mental health care issues for vulnerable children, including children in public service sectors. In addition, CASRC specializes in longitudinal studies of children at risk for development of mental disorders and other problems in psychosocial functioning, and the effectiveness of early preventive interventions.
  • Child Welfare League of America - CWLA is an association of almost 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 2.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.

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  • D.C. Developmental Disabilities Council
  • District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration - This DC government agency provides vocational and independent living services for DC residents with disabilities. It also administers the Social Security Disability Determination Program which studies and settles claims for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The site has the contact information for these services and programs and a link to the Mayor's Committee on Person's with Disabilities.
  • The District of Columbia Department of Disability Services (DDS) - DDS (formerly known as The Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration or MRDDA) provides services, life planning strategies and dedicated to maximizing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia.

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  • Family Voices - Information and support for families with children with special health care needs

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  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) - On June 12, 2007, this office became the agency that has authority in the for all federal child and nutrition programs in District of Columbia. This includes the education, child care and early intervention systems among other. The website contains information on all the programs including the new education plan.

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  • Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) - The University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service (UCEDDs) are funded through the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) to provide leadership, advise federal, state and community policy makers about, and promote opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is the UCEDD for the District of Columbia and was established nearly four decades ago.