Catholic Coalition for Special Education
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” (Matthew 18:5)
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Catholic Coalition for Special Education (CCSE)'s mission is to advocate for and facilitate an appropriate, inclusive, high quality education for students with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore region Catholic schools to enrich their lives, schools, and the broader community.

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“Throughout its history, the faith-filled ministry of CCSE has seen the presence of God in every child with special needs, and it has helped others to appreciate this grace as well. CCSE and its benefactors show that we must never underestimate the gift that young people with intellectual or physical disabilities or other special learning needs provide a Catholic school community. Indeed, their very presence brings a new appreciation for life and teaches important lessons about diversity and human dignity.“
– Most Reverend Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Washington

“The opportunity for all children to benefit from a Catholic School education is what drives the founders and the leaders of this wonderful organization. It is their mission to provide the funds that will enable Catholic Schools to have access to the resources they need to welcome all God’s children.“
– Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters!

Our Sunday Visitor
Steve & Mary Brogan
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP
John C. Grimberg Company, Inc.
John C. Grimberg
Company, Inc.
Carin & Stephen Collins
Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle
Fernand A & Lisa Lavallee
Bill & Mary Noel Page
Archdiocese of Washington
Archdiocese of Washington
Carl M. Freeman Foundation
Terence M. & Nancy G. Murphy
MV+A Architect

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