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The Auburn School

theauburnschool.org; info@theauburnschool.org

7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD • 410-617-0418

9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD • 301-588-8048

3800 Concorde Pkwy., #500, Chantilly, VA • 703-793-9353

The Auburn School grows the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges, supporting academic skills, social competency and pragmatic language.

Encore Stage & Studio

encorestage.org; info@encorestage.org


4000 Lorcom Ln., Arlington, VA

Ages: 4-18

Encore Stage & Studio provides accessibility services year-round. Encore is delighted to provide an accessibility matinee performance for selected productions. These matinee performances provide accommodations for children and families with special needs.  Accommodations include ASL interpretation and assisted listening devices as well as Braille and large print programs to allow the performance to be accessible to all audiences. An exclusive backstage tour will be provided for children to make meaningful connections with the story and to experience theatre in a new way.  Interested patrons needing these accommodations must e-mail info@encorestage.org in advance. Dates for our accessibility matinee performances will be available online on our website. 

Eye Level Learning Center


Alexandria; 703-535-3330; N. Ashburn; 571-291-9937

S. Ashburn; 202-792-9207; Fairfax; 703-337-8839

Herndon; 571-455-1947; McLean; 703-663-8566

E. South Riding; 571-367-2617; W. South Riding; 571-335-7998

Sterling; 571-526-4193; Vienna; 703-225-5065

Ages: 4-12

Eye Level is a leading provider in supplemental education for Math and English. Eye Level learning centers teach and tutor children ages 3-16 in basic learning skills. Eye Level is a supplemental education program that originated in Korea about 40 years ago and now has over 2.5 million children enrolled world-wide.

Ivymount Outreach Programs



11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD

Ages: 6-30

Provides recreational opportunities, programs and therapies to children and young adults with special needs and their families.

Northstar Academy

northstaracademy-metrodc.com; info@northstaracademy-metrodc.com


12300 Twinbrook Pkwy., Ste. 250, Rockville, MD

Ages: 13-18

NorthStar Academy is a clinically based program that offers educational support. We offer after-school and day-treatment programs to teens (13-18) struggling with mental health, drug use and social anxiety issues including school resistance.

The MADDUX School

madduxschool.org; amullins@madduxschool.org


11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD

Ages: 3-8

Small, structured and nurturing preschool to second grade classes offering developmentally-based, academically enriching activities with an emphasis on social language.

Makers Generation

makersgeneration.net; contact@makersgeneration.net


Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas

Ages: 4-16

Makers Generation offers STEM after-school programs, weekend and camps for ages 4-16. Come discover and learn programming, robotics and more!

The Siena School

thesienaschool.org; info@thesienaschool.org


1300 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Grades: 4-12

The Siena School provides highly individualized, research-based, multisensory instruction and curriculum-related field trips. Our students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners, prepared for college.



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