Our mission is to ensure that children with special needs are able to attend, and receive an appropriate education in their local Catholic elementary schools and high schools in Maryland & Washington, DC. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI “no child should be denied his or her right to an education in faith, which in turn nurtures the soul of a nation.”
-"Believe in Me! Grant-Making Program" supports special education instruction & programs by awarding grants to hire special educational teachers & para-educators & to purchase specialized equipment;
-Technical Assistance supports the implementation of special education services;
-Tuition Grants for Studies in Special Education encourages individuals to pursue advanced degrees in Special Education helping to offset the national, chronic & pervasive shortage of special education teachers;
-Share the Word Campaign – Opening Hearts, Opening Minds, Opening Doors raises disability awareness in school/parish communities.