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All Kinds of Kids / Special Needs Guide

Adaptive Equipment & Products | Adoption & Foster Care | Arts & Recreation
Child Care | Educational Resources | Family Support
Fitness | Health | Internet Disability Resources
Photography | Private Schools | Therapy
Research Studies


Adaptive Equipment & Products


Baby Proofing Montgomery
We provide high-quality childproofing and safety products, professional installation and comprehensive safety evaluations to fit any home, style and budget in the DMV.
babyproofingmontgomery.com , 301-984-9323.


Adoption & Foster Care


Formed Families Forward
Formed Families Forward supports families formed through foster care, adoption and kinship care raising children and youth with special needs. FFF offers free training, consultation, support groups and resources to northern Virginia families.
www.FormedFamiliesForward.org , info@formedfamiliesforward.org, 4031 University Dr., Ste. 100, Fairfax, VA, 703-539-2904.


Arts & Recreation


Adventure Theatre MTC Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performances
Adventure Theatre MTC's main stage lights are turned up, sound turned down and sign language is provided in shows specifically altered for children on the autism spectrum.
www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org , 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-634-2268.


Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theater
Fairy tale birthday parties & school enrichment - your location. Experienced with special needs children ages 2-12. Costumes, props, scenery. 16 stories including "The Snow Queen - Frozen Heart."
www.catrionascastle.com , 301-972-7549.


CREATE Arts Center
CREATE provides visual art programs for children of all abilities through inclusive classes & camps and individual art therapy programs.
www.createartscenter.org , create@createartscenter.org, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-ARTS.


Kids Euro Festival
Day for Families with Special Needs Children
Kids Euro Festival 2015 and KEEN Greater DC present KEEN Day at the Embassy of France on Saturday, Oct. 31! KEEN Day is a full day of activities for children with special needs and their families, featuring Kids Euro Festival performers, movies, storytelling and more - and you're invited to wear your Halloween costume! KEEN Greater DC is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization providing one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilties.
www.kidseurofestival.org ,


Olney Theater
Olney Theatre Center offers audio described performances for vision impaired patrons on the third Thursday evening of each production, and sign interpreted performances upon request.
www.olneytheatre.org , 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring R, Olney, MD, 301-924-3400.


Potomac Horse Center
Offering therapeutic riding programs by PATH-certified instructors for children and adults with physical, cognitive and psychological challenges.
www.PotomacHorse.com/therapeu.htm , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.


Reptiles Alive!, LLC
Kids of all kinds have a wildly exciting experience during our live animal shows. With 20 years experience educating and entertaining audiences including special needs children, you can count on a fun, safe and delightful experience.
www.reptilesalive.com , reptilesalive@gmail.com, 703-560-0257.


Washington Revels
"Christmas Revels," December 5-6 & 11-13, 2015. All shows wheelchair accessible. Large-print programs available. Audio description at selected performances.
www.revelsdc.org , Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC, 301-587-3835.


Child Care


Maryland Family Network
LOCATE: Child Care offers individualized child care counseling and referrals in Maryland by specialists with education, background and experience in working with children with disabilities.
specialneeds@marylandfamilynetwork.org,


Educational Resources


LearningRx - Fairfax
LearningRx solves what tutoring can't by identifying and training the cognitive skills that allow people to be better learners. Call to schedule a complimentary demo session.
www.learningrx.com/fairfax/ , 10513 Braddock Rd., Ste. C, Fairfax, VA, 703-995-9945.


LearningRx - Chantilly
LearningRx solves what tutoring can't by identifying and training the cognitive skills that allow people to be better learners. Our brain training improves IQ by 16 points, on average.
www.learningrx.com/chantilly , 14424 Albermarle Point Pl, Ste. 110B, Chantilly, VA, 703-657-7563.


LearningRx - Leesburg
LearningRx solves what tutoring can't by indentifying and training the cognitive skills that allow people to be better learners. Our brain training improves IQ by 16 points, on average.
www.learningrx.com/leesburg/ , 305 Harrison St., SE, Ste. 100A, Leesburg, VA, 571-465-2277.


LearningRx - North Potomac
LearningRx solves what tutoring can't by identifying and training the cognitive skills that allow people to be better learners. Our brain training improves IQ by 16 points, on average.
www.learningrx.com/northpotomac , 11908 Darnestown Rd., Ste. A, North Potomac, MD, 301-944-5500.


LearningRx - Reston
LearningRx solves what tutoring can't by identifying and training the cognitive skills that allow people to be better learners. Our brain training improves IQ by 16 points, on average.
www.learningrx.com/reston , 11260 Roger Bacon Drive, Reston, VA, 703-689-0003.


LearningRx - Tysons
LearningRx provides brain training to strengthen the key cognitive skills that are used in learning. Our brain training improves IQ by 16 points, on average.
www.learningrx.com/tysons , 8321 Old Courthouse Rd., Ste. 130, Vienna, VA, 703-462-9570.


PHILLIPS Programs
PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families works to ensure that youth with a variety of challenges and strengths, and their families, benefit from education, family support services, community education and advocacy.
www.phillipsprograms.org , 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-941-8810.


PHILLIPS Programs
PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families works to ensure that youth with a variety of challenges and strengths, and their families, benefit from education, family support services, community education and advocacy.
www.phillipsprograms.org , 8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel, MD, 301-470-1620.


TLC - The Treatment and Learning Centers
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.
www.ttlc.org , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.


Family Support


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
CLB's youth and family programs start at birth to help build the skills and self-confidence necessary for future independence. Programs include: Braille Book Club, summer camps, teen groups, parent workshops and much more.
www.clb.org , info@clb.org, 1825 K St., NW, Ste. 1103, Washington, DC, 202-454-6400.


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, toddlers through teens.
www.peppaprent.org , 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-8824.


Fitness


Motion Athletics and Motion Therapy at Dynamite Agility Center
Specifically designed for children with learning differences, physical challenges and/or sensory needs. Motion Athletics uses gymnastics and agility to help build strength, confidence, focus, motor planning and social skills. One-on-one sessions are customized to work towards each student's needs and goals. Offered at Dynamite Gymnastics and Agility Centers in North Bethesda. Call 301-816-9500 to learn more and set up an assessment for your child.
www.motioneducationrockville.com , Near White Flint Mall, North Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2710.


Health


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 compromising medicial conditions and special needs. Emergency pediatric dental services. Call to schedule a complimentary tour of our office.
www.fallschurchkids.com , 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 80, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-5511.


Kennedy Krieger Institute
Dedicated to helping children and adolescents with brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system disorders achieve their potential and participate in family, school and community life.
www.kennedykrieger.org , 707 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 888-554-2080.


NOVA Children's Denistry
Our state-of-the-art pediatric dental offices are located in both Ashburn and South Riding. We specialize in caring for children from infancy through the teen years, and those with special needs.
www.novachildrensdenistry.com , 703-858-1550.


PM Pediatrics
Urgent care for kids and young adults. Open every day until midnight. Staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists. On-site lab and digital X-ray. Most insurance plans accepted. Now open in Greenbelt!
www.pmpediatrics.com , 7401 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt, MD, 855-767-3370.


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 ,


Internet Disability Resources


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
K-12. Growing the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges. Program supports all students, including those diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, NVLD or ADHD. 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,


Ivymount School & Programs
A nonpublic day school offering an integrated approach to learning, including educational and therapeutic programs for students with learning disabilities, communication disorders, autism spectrum disorders and multiple disabilities.
www.ivymount.org , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.


Katherine Thomas School - TLC
KTS provides an exceptional educational experience to children moderate to severe language and learning disabilities, and mild to moderate autism, mild intellectual disabilities and other health impairments.
www.ttlc.org , mtheard@ttlc.org, 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-738-9691.


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


Abrams & Associates, LLC
Dr. Kay Abrams
Progressive family-friendly practice offering comprehensive psychotherapy and assessment for children, teens and adults. Individual, group, marital and family therapy.
abramsandassociates.com , drkay@abramsandassociates.com, 3841 Farragut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-949-2098.


Building Blocks Therapy
We serve infants, toddlers and school-aged children in a child-centered and play-based setting. We pride ourselves on being family friendly and providing cutting edge, top-quality therapy services. 1:1 therapy, group therapy and play/social skills groups. Two Locations: 450 West Broad St., Ste. 215, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-8870 & 5185 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 101, Washington, DC 202-363-8255.
www.buildingblockstherapy.com ,


Groups4Kids.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 and social skills groups, sensory integration, handwriting and Camp Littlefoot summer program.
www.ttlc.org , 2092 Gaither Rd., Suite 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.


Therapy Connection, LLC
TTC strives to provide the highest quality speech and language therpay, but with a personal touch. At TTC, we want you to feel like family! The passion and belief in services provided go beyond the four walls of our office. Articulation and Phonology Disorder, Social Skills, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices, Cultural Consultation and Advocacy are several of TTC's specialities.
www.ttconnection.com , appointments@ttconnection.com, 4600 Powder Mill Rd., STE 450, Beltsville, MD, 301-358-1128.


Peg Wilson, M.S., OTR/L
Treats children with a variety of functional difficulties; specializes in sensory integration, sensory processing disorders, neurodevelopmental treatment, neurokinetic taping and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
301 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 106, Alexandria, VA, 703-683-0259.


Research Studies


ADHD Study
National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, Department of Health & Human Services
We are a team of researchers at NIH and we are seeking families where only one child has ADHD and no one else in the family is diagnosed. Call or email for information and eligibility. TTY: 1-866-411-1222.
www.clinicaltrials.gov , sharpw@mail.nih.gov,


Anxiety Research Study
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Health & Human Services
Is your 8 to 17-year-old child anxious or depressed? Consider participation in an NIMH pediatric anxiety or depression research study. Call for information and eligibility. http://patientinfo.nimh.nih.gov/AnxietyDisordersPediatric.aspx#116, TTY: 1-866-411-1222.
kidswithworries@mail.nih.gov, 301-402-8225.


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. TTY: 1-866-411-1222.
http://tinyurl.com/z25drco , irritablekids@mail.nih.gov, 301-496-8381.