In June 2007, at a pivotal time for meaningful education reform in the District of Columbia, a group of educators created the District of Columbia Association for Special Education (DCASE), an alliance of nonpublic special education and charter schools that serve students with disabilities from the District of Columbia. DCASE members have been providing special education services to students for many years, and are dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all DC students with disabilities, wherever their needs are best served.
The DCASE mission is—
Special Education services for local public schools - Learn more!
Background, scope, and details of this groundbreaking project.
The DCASE/Blackman-Jones Assessment Project
FINAL REPORT - The DCASE/Blackman-Jones Assessment Project
DCASE maintains this Resource Bank of crucial programs and services that it can provide to DCPS, OSSE, and others, including assessments, dropout prevention, vocational education, and wrap-around services.
DCASE Resource Bank
View brief profiles of all DCASE member schools.
Any nonpublic special education or charter school that supports the mission of DCASE may apply for voting membership. Learn more...
The DCASE Board of Directors may extend Affiliate Membership to individuals or organizations engaged in activities supporting the education of youth, if those activities do not conflict with the mission of DCASE. See the Affiliate Membership Package for more details.
DCASE Officers and Board, Committees and Project Teams, and Bylaws in Brief.