Direct Services/Individual Advocacy

AJE provides direct services to parents in the form of individual representation in situations when the intervention of a third party is necessary to ensure that appropriate services are being made available to a family in need.  We provide assistance at IEP meetings, schools meetings, and disciplinary hearings.

Community Education

Parents of children with special needs have a desire to know more about their child’s disability, its impact on their family, and the support that is necessary for the child to thrive and grow – physically and intellectually. We provide community education through our workshops and seminars which are free to the families we serve.  You can view our monthly trainings under our Events tab above.

District of Columbia Parent Information Network (DC PIN)

DC PIN  provides children and youth (ages 0-26) with special needs and their families with family navigation, care coordination, community education and individual advocacy.

Family-to-Family D.C. Health Information Center (DC HIC)

The DC HIC provides support, information, resources and training to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals that serve them.


Our Parent-to-Parent program provides parents with leadership training and a supportive network of peers. An important component of the Parent-to-Parent program is our Parent-to-Parent Support Group. This support group meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 10am to 11:30am at the Anacostia Public Library. Please view our monthly training calendar for specific dates and topics. All parents, caregivers and community members are welcome to attend.

Parent Training and Resource Center

The Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) is a comprehensive resource library and training center. The center offers parents information on the laws of special education, specific disabilites, the latest research on treatment and interventions, and adaptive technology.

Transition Advocacy Project

The Transition Advocacy Project (TAP) provides youth ages 13-26 with support, advocacy, information, and training in order to improve their involvement in their educational planning.