Contacts for Special Needs

Special Needs Director
Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS

Special Needs Program Coordinator
Arlene Lechner, M.Ed

Resource Specialist
Melissa Hochberg, M.Ed

Upcoming Events

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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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The Voice

4th Annual ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival

Sunday-Sunday, April 26-May 3, 2015

ReelAbilities is the largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Click here for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities and complimentary screenings available.

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For questions regarding ReelAbilities or to get on the mailing list, please contact Jessica Tischler, Festival Director, at, or 703-537.3031, or Brittanie Werbel, Film Coordinator, at, or 703.537.3076.

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