DCASE is comprised of nonpublic special education and charter schools that serve students with disabilities from the District of Columbia. Members share a commitment to improving the educational opportunities for all District of Columbia students with special needs. All members embrace the organization’s Core Principles detailing their responsibilities to students and parents, to funding agencies, and to DCASE.
Any nonpublic special education or charter school that supports the mission of DCASE may apply for voting membership. Membership is conferred by a majority vote of the DCASE Board of Directors.
Dues are based on number of District of Columbia students and are payable in two installments.
|Number of DC Students||Annual Dues|
|1 - 6||$250|
|7 - 74||$45 per student|
|75 or more||$3500|
Based on October enrollment count, annual payment of the dues above to be paid no later than the end of November each year.
Download the Application for Voting Membership Package. Then complete and return the application, along with the signed DCASE Statement of Ethical Practices, to:
DCASE Membership Chair
711-A Edgewood Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Membership meetings are held three (3) times a year, in October/November, February and May, on the second Thursday of the month. When a regularly scheduled meeting falls on a holiday, a new date will be announced.
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. Download the Affiliate Membership Package for more details.
All DCASE members sign a Statement of Ethical Practices as part of their application for DCASE membership, making a formal commitment to embrace certain responsibilities to students and their families, to funding agencies, and to the organization itself.
At the same time, DCASE commits to its members to: