Catholic Coalition for Special Education
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” (Matthew 18:5)


February 1, 2023
CCSE aims to expand special educational mission

›› Catholic Review article

February 1, 2023
All are welcome: Finding a home at Mount St. Joseph

›› Catholic Review article

November 3, 2022
Hollywood Catholic school gets grant to help student with disability

›› Southern Maryland News article

September 14, 2022
Group founded by parents supports special education programs at Catholic schools

›› Catholic Standard article

September 13, 2022
‘Every day with Norah is a gift’: Pre-K class at St. John’s School in Hollywood, Maryland, includes little girl with Down syndrome

›› Catholic Standard article

June 11, 2022
Holy Cross commencement speakers note importance of inclusive Catholic education, highlight pop culture figures

›› Catholic Standard article

June 11, 2022
Most Catholic schools can’t accommodate kids with disabilities; this woman is changing that

›› Aleteia article

March 12, 2021
Pandemic has presented challenges to provide special education

›› Catholic Standard article

February 23, 2021
Greta Kreuz, former ABC7 religion reporter and anchor, remembered as ‘a light in this world’

›› Catholic Standard article

October 10, 2019
National Catholic Educational Association celebrates two honorees in Archdiocese of Washington with Seton Awards

›› Catholic Standard article

March 23, 2019
Programs give kids with special needs a chance at Catholic education

›› National Catholic Reporter article

February 1, 2019
Listen to CCSE President Francesca Pellegrino’s interview on SirusXM’s Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd

›› Audio

October 8, 2018
Three MoCo schools awarded grant funding for special education services

›› Bethesda Beat article

September 1, 2018
Catholic Schools Struggle to Accommodate Disabilities

›› Crux article by Religion News Service

November 3, 2017
CCSE Helps Open Catholic School Doors to Children with Special Needs

›› Catholic Standard article (PDF)

August 2017
Small Powerhouse Supporting Inclusion in our Catholic Schools

›› Our Parish Times article (PDF)

June 2017
Dr. Sheilah Lynch & Tom Hogan Co-chaired Gala for CCSE

›› Chevy Chase Village Life article (PDF)

October 2016
CCSE Awards Believe in Me! Program Grants

›› Our Parish Times article (PDF)

September 29, 2016
All Are Welcome

›› The Catholic Review article (PDF)

August 29, 2016
First Day: St. Louis School Welcomes Students with New Needs, New Offerings

›› The Catholic Review article (PDF)

August 29, 2016
When Catholic Schools Offer Inclusion Programs, Teachers and Parents Say All Students Benefit

›› Catholic Standard article (PDF)

January 24, 2016
Hugging Pope Francis was ‘dream come true’ for Catholic student

›› Catholic Standard Article

September 20, 2015
One of a couple of media outlets covering our Grant Awards & Papal Party in Advance of the Papal Visit


September 16, 2015
One Hour Special on Pope Francis’ Visit to Washington

›› WJLA-TV (ABC) (CCSE segment at mark 43:10)

August 26, 2015
These Students with Special Needs Have a Request of Pope Francis – This article ran in dozens of newspapers and websites around the world Catholic News Agency

›› Read article (PDF)

July 10, 2015
Two of several media outlets covering the launch of CCSE’s Papal Video

›› EWTN News Nightly

June 2, 2015
CCSE President Francesca Pellegrino inducted into Joint Base Andrews as an Honorary Commander

›› Joint Base Andrews Article

May 21, 2015
All children deserve to ‘grow up to share our special gifts’

›› Our Lady of Lourdes School Students’ Winning Essays in the Right to Life Essay Contest

April 6, 2015
At Bishop England High School, students with disabilities take classes and go to college just like their peers

›› The Post and Courier Article

September 8, 2014
Friends and Classmates
Academy of Holy Cross welcomes two new students with Down syndrome.

›› Catholic Standard Article
›› Read article (PDF)

November 4, 2009
2009 Grant Awards featured in the Gazette
For full article please see: Catholic Schools Get Special Education Grants: Foundation started by Kensington parent gives out more than $100,000

October 7, 2009
Catholic Coalition for Special Education Awards $107,500
2009 Believe in Me! Grant-Making Program Grant Recipients announced at the CCSE Annual Grant Awards Ceremony

›› Read Press Release

August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver passes
CCSE mourns and remembers a special friend

›› Catholic Standard Article

March 14, 2009
CCSE's Fourth Annual Spring Benefit
If You Believe in Me. . . I’ll Believe in Me! A Year of Unprecedented Growth and Dedication

›› Read Press Release

September 29, 2008
Catholic Coaltion for Special Education Awards $102,000
Believe in Me Campaign Reaches Greater Number of Children with Developmental and Low-Incidence Disabilities Served in Catholic Schools

›› Read Press Release

April 21, 2008
CCSE Celebrates the Gifts of all Children at its 2008 Spring Benefit
If You Believe in Me. . . I'll Believe in Me

›› Read Press Release

September 1, 2007
2007 Grant Recipients to be announced at the CCSE Annual Meeting on September 29, 2007

April 21, 2007
Spring Benefit raises over $65,000
Catholic Coalition for Special Education, Inc. celebrates success, plans for the future

›› Read Press Release
›› Read letter from Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore (PDF)

September 23, 2006

Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, MD.
– CCSE’s first grant was awarded to the Partial Inclusion Program at AHC to help expand this High School’s special education services to young ladies with developmental disabilities.

Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore, Md. – CCSE’s second grant was awarded to the St. Giles “Come, sit by meâ€‌ Program to help expand this High School’s special education services to young men with developmental disabilities.

August 28, 2006
Congratulations to our Professional Advisory Board Member, Eileen Grams, who was recently awarded the Tim Russert "Sister Mary Lucille" Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Outstanding Teacher Award, in a Mass and Ceremony held at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

June 2006
Congratulations to our Professional Advisory Board Member, Doreen Engel ,who was recently appointed as Director of Special Education for the Archdiocese of Washington

May 17, 2006
The Washington Post features CCSE
For full article please see: Washington Post: Promoting Special Education in Catholic School


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