The Parent Training and Information Center is a comprehensive resource library and training center. The Center offers parents information on the laws of special education, specific disabilities, the latest research on treatment and interventions, and adaptive technology.
The D.C. Behavioral Health Access Project (DC BHAP) is designed to ensure that early intervention strategies are employed in response to mental health crisis and behavior issues in children; and to ensure that community based supports are in place to support healthy integration into the community, and direct advocacy for services are made available to families in an effort to improve parent engagement and children’s access to appropriate mental health services.
The Transition Advocacy project @ AJE provides youth ages 14-26 and their parents with support, advocacy, information, and training in order to improve their involvement in their educational planning. TAP focuses it’s attention on serving and providing resources to at-risk youth and out-of-school youth through the provision of support training and guidance in an effort to effect school reform and secure appropriate transition services.
The Committed Adolescents being Responsible and Empowered (CARE) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program provides comprehensive sexuality education tor teens with special needs in the District of Columbia, and increases access to resources, contraceptive counseling and screening services.
Through the “Connecting Families to Meaningful Resources” project, AJE ensures that families of young children (birth – age 5) have access to services and resources to improve overall family functioning and decrease the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. This project specifically serves young families residing in Ward 4 in the District of Columbia.
AJE provides legal services to families in the area of special education, school discipline and school push-out issues. We also provide training to parents, youth, professionals about the laws governing school discipline and expulsions.