About Us

TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1950 in Rockville, MD that annually serves more than 2,200 children and adults with a wide range of special needs. Our mission is to improve the lives and expand possibilities for these individuals through offering a family of services within one organization.

TLC’s 200+ professional staff have the utmost personal concern to provide the best therapy, education, support and care possible. Our staff and innovative programs continue to provide a foundation for the achievement of greater personal independence and success for our clients, from the youngest child to the oldest adult.

As a non-profit organization, TLC is competitively priced and we seek to provide the best value for the dollar to our clients. Subsidies and scholarships may also be available to eligible families.

TLC is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees comprised of compassionate citizens and community business leaders that works closely with the Senior Leadership Team. The Medical Advisory Board and Consumer Advisory Board also provide guidance and support.

We are accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services, Employee Development Services, Community Employment Services and Transitioning Youth.

We have contracts and relationships with:

Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Rehabilitation Services
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Montgomery County, District of Columbia and Arlington County Public Schools
CIGNA Health Plan (Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Audiology services)
Medicare and United Healthcare (Audiology services)

Our Vision
To be a highly visible, leading-edge organization with strong collaborative and advocacy relationships, and plentiful resources that support quality programs, staff, and facilities for individuals with special needs.

TLC is not affiliated with any national organization and depends in part upon the generosity of the community to provide its services. Services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, political affiliation or disability.