TLC Joins National Youth Transitions Collaborative

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC), today announced their participation in the HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center (NYTC) initiative. The initiative centers around the opening of a new seven-story building in Washington, D.C., on October 26, 2011, that will bring the national disability community together and serve as a hub for nonprofits, educational institutions, policymakers and disability advocates. To support the facility, the HSC Foundation created a National Youth Transitions Collaborative and invited TLC to be one of the 35 members.

The collaborative will provide guidance for the NYTC and collectively the members will offer a range of programs and services to help young people and returning veterans with disabilities build paths to independence. From offering career counseling to hosting regular speaker series, the facility will house a wealth of resources for the disability community, all under one roof.

“We are proud to be a part of the National Youth Transitions Center and extend our reach in the community,” said John Raymer, Director of TLC’s Outcomes Service. The Outcomes Service enables adults with developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments, neurological disabilities and brain injury to reach the highest levels of productivity, independence and inclusion in the community through supported employment, transition services, and individual support services. “The collaborative provides an extraordinary opportunity for like minded organizations to grow stronger together,” said Raymer.

TLC joins other regional and national organizations that share a commitment to empowering youth with disabilities as they transition to the world of work. Collaborative members will use space within the NYTC to provide transitions-related services, host meetings and in some cases maintain a permanent office in the building.

List of the 35 Collaborative members:

  • Able Forces, Inc.
  • Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Bridges from School to Work, a Marriott Foundation program
  • Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
  • DC Metro Business Leadership Network
  • Daniels & Associates/PolicyWorks
  • District of Columbia Public Schools – Office of Special Education
  • Goodwill of Greater Washington
  • George Washington University – Graduate School of Education
  • & Human Development
  • HSCSN, Inc.
  • Ida Mae Campbell Wellness and Resource Center
  • Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Ivy Mount School
  • Linden Resources, Inc.
  • Mind Expansion Community Services, Inc
  • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  • National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • National Health Foundation
  • National Youth Leadership Network
  • Potomac Community Resources, Inc.
  • Schooltalk, Inc.
  • St. Luke’s House, Inc.
  • TASH
  • The Coordinating Center
  • The Washington Center
  • TransCen, Inc.
  • Treatment and Learning Centers
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • World Team Sports
  • Wounded to Work Institute
  • Wounded Warrior Project

About TLC

TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers, located in Rockville, Md., improves lives and expands possibilities for individuals with special needs. With over 60 years of service to the community, TLC is committed to integrity and excellence in our care and strives to assist all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information visit www.ttlc.org.

About The HSC Foundation

The HSC Foundation (HSCF) is dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face social and health care barriers due to disability and chronic illness with an emphasis on youth transitioning to adulthood. Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc., The HSC Pediatric Center, HSC Home Care, LLC and Special Needs Consulting Services are subsidiary organizations of the Foundation. To learn more about The HSC Foundation, visit http://www.hscfoundation.org.

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