St. Coletta of Greater Washington

Address: 1901 Independence Avenue SE,
Washington,, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 350-8680 Fax: (202) 3508699 Website: http://www.stcoletta.org/

The mission of St. Coletta of Greater Washington is to serve children and adults with intellectual disabilities and to support their families. At St. Coletta we believe in the immeasurable value of the individual human spirit and the right of each individual to live as full and independent a life as possible. We respect the dignity of all persons entrusted to our care and our goal is to serve them in an atmosphere that encourages their talents, celebrates their successes and builds their self-esteem.

 

Programs

 

School Program– The program is an extension of the school’s philosophy that stresses the importance of building on and celebrating individual strengths. The program at St. Coletta includes: functional academics, skills of daily living, community based instruction, adaptive physical education, arts education, computer skills and vocational training. Upon graduation students earn a certificate of IEP completion in lieu of a high school diploma.

 

The therapies offered are:

  • speech/language therapy (including augmentative communication)
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • music and art therapy
  • hydrotherapy
  • assistive technology
  • counseling
  • social work services
  • behavior management
  • vision therapy
  • autism resource services
  • nursing services
  • parent training

 

Learn more about the School Program

 

 

Adult Services Division – The Adult Program offers adults age 18 and older opportunities to participate in vocational and pre-vocational training, supported employment, life skills training, and community integration in order to achieve greater independence. Many of these individuals, while unsuccessful in traditional work situations, are extremely gifted in other areas. The program is constantly evolving to meet the needs of each individual and to find outlets for his/her many talents.

 The main focus, as in all St. Coletta programs, is community integration. We reject the traditional "sheltered workshop" model in favor of opportunities that allow individuals to be part of the wider world and participate in all aspects of community life. Our individuals participate in a range of activities depending upon their interests and abilities. We have opportunities for competitive and volunteer employment for those who are capable of working with support, as well pre-vocational activities. Other activities include gardening, computer activities, sewing and weaving, home and self-care, grocery shopping, cooking and meal planning, community outings, physical activity and dance, swimming and creative arts.

 

Learn more about the Adult Program

 

St. Coletta Shops – are retail stores attached to each of our adult programs. The shops sell fused glass jewelry, tableware and home décor as well as hand woven items all made by our participants. In addition to being a point of pride to be able to sell what they make, the shops offer our adults the opportunity to practice retail skills and have daily community integration.

 

Learn more about St. Coletta Shops.

 

St. Coletta Locations:

 

Adult Service Division – Alexandria

207 S. Peyton Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (571) 438-6940
Fax: (571) 438-6949
TTY:(202) 350-8695
 

 

Adult Service Division – Rockville

5301 Marinelli Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 804-4360
Fax: (301) 804-4370
 

 

St. Coletta Shops – Rockville

11614 Rockville Pike,
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 816-2180
Fax: (301) 816-2182
 

 

Woodmont Weavers – Arlington

Ballston Common Mall,
4238 Wilson Bvld,
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 469-1892
 

 

St Coletta Main Office Location:

 

TTY:(202) 350-8695

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