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List of HSC Foundation Partners

There are many HSC Foundation partners who are interested in supporting you as you move to your next step, whether it be a new job, more training, or college.

These organizations offer support in many ways. Many provide support to help you advocate for an accommodation, locate internship opportunities, assist in getting you job ready, or help guide you to transitioning to an adult health care provider. Some, like the Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP) partners, provide equipment and services to help make life easier. Learn more about the LEAP program.

Contact: Molly Whalen

Educates parents, youth, and the community about the laws governing public education, specifically for children with special needs. AJE seeks to empower youth and parents to be effective advocates and youth to self-advocate to ensure that children receive an appropriate education.

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

The Co-op fills a unique community need in DC by working with teachers, school leaders, and across charter schools to improve educational services for students with disabilities.

Promotes an independent living philosophy and equal access for all persons regardless of disability. Utilizes consumer control and peer-to-peer relationships to empower people with physical, mental, cognitive and sensory disabilities to direct their own lives. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Contact: Amy Alvord

A non-sectarian, non-public special education day school with an integrated approach to learning that includes educational programs and therapeutic services for more than 200 students, ages four through 21, whose disabilities include developmental delays, speech/language deficits, learning disabilities, health impairment, and autism/PDD. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Empowers a diverse population of underserved youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive and innovative programs that address social, academic and career needs. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Assists, supports and empowers people with disabilities to achieve employment, independence, and integration in the workplace and in the community. Linden provides a variety of labor-intensive services to meet both regional and national needs and employs almost 300 people with disabilities each year who want to learn job skills, become employed, and live as independently as possible. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Contact: Shelby Hill

Established by the Marriott Foundation to develop and support mutually beneficial job placements to meet the workforce needs of local employers and the vocational goals of young people with disabilities. 

Support for a video campaign around the importance of “work early, work often,” in conjunction with the Youth Transitions Collaborative’s Career Preparation and Management Working Group. 

Contact: Karla Nabors

Montgomery College is a multi-campus institution that serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study. The Graduate Transition Program is custom-tailored to help developmentally disabled students transition to greater independent living through developmentally appropriate educational employment training and life-skill services. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Contact: Stephen Riley

Serves hundreds of individuals with developmental differences, their families and involved professionals through therapeutic, recreational, social and respite care programs for teens and adults, as well as information about community resources for families. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program.

Contact: Tammy Goddard

Maximizes the potential of children while supporting families and individuals with disabilities so that they may thrive in the community. A full-service organization with multiple programs that together provide an integrated and innovative learning environment for children of all ages and abilities.

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program.

Contact: Diane Monnig

Provides service and education locally and on a state level, as well as, information and referral, special needs trust programs, self-advocacy empowerment opportunities, and special events. Distributes weekly updates for families, professionals and individuals living in the cities and counties of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax.

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program.

Contact: Deborah Goins

Membership organization that offers a lifetime of support, understanding, and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families by providing support through a variety of programs and services that match each person’s or family’s individual needs.

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program.

Contact: Joan Kester

Prepares informed and skilled leaders through innovative teaching and learning practices that enhance and enrich theory, policy and practice by engaging in scholarly inquiry and research; promote equity, diversity and inclusion reflective of changing societies; create public and private partnerships; and advocate continuous self-examination and critical analysis. 

Support for the HEATH Resource Center, a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. HEATH serves as the official resource website for the National Youth Transitions Center.

A pediatric specialty hospital guided by a family-centered philosophy to provide the highest quality rehabilitative and transitional care for infants, children and young adults with complex health care needs and their families in a supportive environment. The HSC Pediatric Center is a subsidiary of The HSC Foundation.

Partnership: Support through the Therapeutic Recreation Fund for the Kids in Action program for children with disabilities and their siblings, which offers year-round adaptive team sports, social events and health classes.

High school program utilizing a multi-sensory, developmental and language-intensive curriculum tailored to students in grades nine through 12, with language and learning disabilities and/or high-functioning autism.

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program.