Washington, DC

Advocates for Justice and Education

The mission of Advocates for Justice and Education is to increase parents' knowledge of their, and their children's rights within the District of Columbia Public School System and the obligations of that Agency to both parent and child.

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

The Center for Child and Human Development was established over four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with, or at risk for, special needs and their families.

Kennedy Institute

Accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership, the Kennedy Institute serves over 500 people across DC and Maryland.  The Institute's mission is "to lead through innovation so people with disabilities live with freedom, dignity, and distinction."


Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc.

The Quality Trust is an independent, nonprofit organization created to advance the individual and collective interests of consumers with developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia.  The activities of the Quality Trust include monitoring the adequacy of services available to consumers including ensuring health, safety and welfare issues are addressed, providing lay advocacy services and ensuring access to legal representation.

State of the States Report

If you want to know what the District believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations.  Examine the budget.  A budget is a statement of beliefs. 

David Braddock and other researchers at the University of Colorado have been publishing their
State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports.  To find out how DC is doing, check out the State of the States Report.

University Legal Services

University Legal Services is a private, non-profit organization that serves the District of Columbia's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities. Services include information and referral, education and training, investigation of reported or suspected instances of abuse or neglect, legal counsel, technical assistance, and litigation services.  All services are offered free of charge to eligible individuals.

The State of the States Report

If you want to know what a state believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations.  Examine the budget.  A budget is a statement of beliefs. 

David Braddock and other researchers at the University of Colorado have been publishing their
State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports.  Find out how the District of Columbia is doing at this great site.

Also: Check out the United Cerebral Palsy Analysis of Medicaid For Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for an update on how your state is doing.

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