Special Education

CCSE goals to increase particular instructional mission

Debbie Docal, a parishioner of St. Louis in Clarksville, needs to unfold the phrase on a program that has enriched the lifetime of her son, Ory.

Ory Docal, a 15-year-old with Down syndrome, is a first-year scholar at Mount St. Joseph Excessive College who has benefitted from the college’s partnership with the Catholic Coalition for Particular Schooling, a company that gives grants to colleges within the Baltimore and Washington archdioceses to function applications for college kids with mental and/or developmental disabilities. 

 “There are different faculties on the market that need to take part in this type of schooling and simply don’t know the way,” Debbie Docal mentioned. “Phrase must get on the market that this may be accomplished. CCSE does wonderful work.”

CCSE works to make sure “kids with particular wants are capable of attend and obtain an applicable schooling of their native Catholic elementary faculties and excessive faculties.” They offered $88,000 “Imagine in Me!” grants this previous fall to 3 faculties, together with Mount Saint Joseph.

St. John’s Catholic College in St. Mary’s County and St. Jerome Academy in Prince George’s County additionally obtained grants. 

CCSE additionally supplies technical help to colleges in a partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland College’s Academy of Catholic Educators.

Grants from CCSE have served greater than 9,000 college students, lecturers and households. The group has awarded 78 grants to 32 Catholic faculties in 10 Maryland counties totaling practically $1.2 million since its inception in 2004. 

Catholic faculties use the CCSE grants to rent and prepare particular educators, buy tools and supplies, or present applicable lodging and modifications to the curriculum. 

CCSE additionally supplies scholarships to Catholic-school lecturers pursuing superior levels in particular schooling and gives workshops and different coaching /teaching assist to Catholic faculties.

Different faculties (some now closed or merged with different faculties) within the Archdiocese of Baltimore which have obtained grants embrace: Sacred Coronary heart of Mary, Mom Seton, St. Margaret, St. Joan of Arc, St. Louis, St. John Regional Catholic, Seton Keough Excessive College and St. Clement Mary Hofbauer.

To learn extra about Ory Docal’s expertise at Mount St. Joseph, go to:

All are welcome: Finding a home at Mount St. Joseph

Faculties that would really like data on grants and this system ought to contact Francesca Pellegrino at 240-292-1438 or [email protected].

E mail Gerry Jackson at [email protected]

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