State Resources-District of Columbia

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

ADVOCACY
Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
4201 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20010
TTY: 202-265-9102
FAX: 202-291-2225
Website: http://www.AJE-DC.org

SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002-3695
TTY/V: 202-651-5031
FAX: 202-651-5101
Website: kdes.gallaudet.edu

Model Secondary School for the Deaf
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002-3695
TTY/V: 202-651-5031
FAX: 202-651-5109
Website: mssd.gallaudet.edu

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 3
9320 Annapolis Road, Suite 330
Lanham, MD  20706
TTY: 301-459-5433
V: 301-459-5474
FAX: 301-459-5070
Website: http://www.HKNC.org

OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
District of Columbia Public Schools
Office of Special Education
1200 first Street NE
Washington, DC  20002
V: 202-442-5885
FAX: 202-442-5026
Website: D.C. Office of Special Education

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
DC Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
D.C. Rehabilitation Service Administration
Department of Human Services
810 First Street, N.E., 9th Floor
Washington, DC  20002
V: 202-442-8663

RESOURCE CENTER ON DEAFNESS
Gallaudet University Regional Center
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Hall Memorial Building S438
Washington, DC  20002-3695
VP/Phone (local): 202-250-2189
VP/Phone (toll free): 866-385-7322
FAX: 202-650-2648
Website: Gallaudet University Regional Centers

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM
Gallaudet University
Admissions
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002-3695
TTY: 202-651-5114
V: 202-651-5750
FAX: 202-651-5744
E-mail: admissions@gallaudet.edu
Website: http://admissions.gallaudet.edu

Last revised February 2017

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