Innovators In Education Resource Guide

CCL Innovators in Education Conference

Alliance Pediatrics
Alliance Pediatrics provides support to children and adolescents in their daily experiences.  Licensed psychologists and licensed behavior analysts collaborate with children, teens, parents and educators to assess areas of needs and strengths.  Results-oriented interventions are individually created based on the clients’ unique needs. Services include: staff & caregiver training, therapy, school consultations, etc.

Anna Vagin, Ph.D.
I’m a speech language pathologist, author and speaker, working exclusively with students and young adults with social learning challenges. My particular interest is using animated videos as engaging social learning material, as well as using games of all kinds to build resilience.

Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
Out-of-Sync Child, Inc.
Author of The Out-of-Sync Child, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up, and other publications in the “Sync” series. Available for workshops about Sensory Processing Disorder, for parents, teachers, and professionals.

Center For Communication & Learning, LLC
CCL is an established speech – language private practice located in Rockville, Maryland. We offer a wide range of   services that will enable your child to reach his/her full potential and become successful communicators at home, in school and in the community. We pride ourselves on providing high quality individualized differential diagnoses and therapies, using the latest evaluation tools and therapy programs. We have developed unique programs focusing on helping children understand the “why” behind the social skills. We are now offering telehealth services to children and families.

College Living Experience 
At CLE our team recognizes there’s no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to young adults seeking independence. We are the industry’s leading provider of post-secondary programming for college-aged individuals with learning differences, ASD, or other disabilities. Our students receive individualized supports in academics, career development, social skills, and independent living.

Exceptional Educational Solutions
Exceptional Educational Solutions offers educational consulting to help parents of Pre-K to grade 12 students find the best school options, whether traditional or alternative, that work for the whole family. We specialize in helping bright students with learning differences including ADHD, autism, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and learning disabilities thrive. Stephanie Frumkin, M.A. Ed.

Fitness For Health 
Combining high-tech, state-of-the-art equipment with innovative approaches to exercise, Fitness for Health helps people of all ages and abilities enjoy the benefits of physical activity while having fun at the same time through therapeutic exercise, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Our goals are that our clients are engaged, inspired, and having fun while working to improve their motor capabilities and, in turn, improving their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Fusion Academy Rockville
Fusion Academy is an accredited private school, grades 6-12, that provides personalized one-teacher-to-one-student education. We know every student’s path is different and offer full-time, class for credit, and tutoring/mentoring options—as well as transition/homeschool support. With customized schedules, homework completed onsite, and a robust creative arts and wellness program, it’s our mission to help every kid flourish–emotionally, socially, and academically!

Georgetown Psychology
Georgetown Psychology provides personalized therapy and psychoeducational evaluations for children, teens and adults. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned to teletherapy and developed a new program, SMARTherapy, for couples and parents. We are successfully conducting in-person evaluations in our Georgetown, Bethesda and McLean offices.

Innovative Speech Therapy
Joan L. Green, M.A. CCC-SLP offers uniquely effective online tech coaching and courses to help people of all ages and abilities leverage the benefits of technology. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to get started improving communication, cognition and productivity with tech-savvy strategies, solutions, and support using resources you may not realize exist!

McLean School
McLean School, we understand students first for what they can do, not for what they can’t do. This abilities-driven approach enables bright students, including those with dyslexia, anxiety, ADHD, or organizational challenges to be successful in and out of the classroom. For over 65 years, we have helped students realize their full potential with a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum that is traditional without being rigid, challenging without being intimidating, and designed with the real world in mind. At McLean, we believe in our students.

MOCO Movement Center
MOCO Movement Center provides pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy in addition to inclusive recreational opportunities. MOCO’s proprietary method, MOCO’s Applied Functional Therapy TM, helps your child achieve better functional outcomes. By taking evidence-based pediatric therapy out of the clinic and integrating it into real life activities, no child misses out on social engagement while they spend time in therapy. With a synthetic ice rink, climbing walls, agility courses, music studio, and access to so much more – we find something for every child to connect with. Families and therapists have seen the benefits that come from creating an ever-changing, adaptable environment where children can play side-by-side with their peers. We provide cutting-edge and effective therapy. Therapists work with your child on foundational skills in MOCO Movement Center and then take them out in the “field” where the child can practice real-life skills needed to participate with their community, peers, and family in places such as a climbing center, ice skating rink, playground, hiking path, music and art studio.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Psychological Treatments for Youth with Severe Irritability Children who enroll in our studies have irritability that significantly impacts their functioning at home, in school, and with other children. These studies seek to find out whether certain research treatments can be effective for children who are very irritable. Eligible children may be offered a diagnostic assessment, a new approach to cognitive behavioral therapy, or non-treatment research options. Parent and child must agree to child’s participation. Child can remain on current medications. To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-496-8381 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].
Protocol Number: 02-M-0021

Partnership for Extraordinary Minds
Partnership for Extraordinary Minds ( is a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to improving education for students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD. We advance our mission by providing to families and educators a range of resources, including autism trainings, speaker events, Q&A’s with autism experts, panel discussions with autistic self-advocates, and assistance with IEPs.

Potomac Partners
We provide virtual outpatient programming for adolescents and young adults struggling with mental health and substance use issues.

Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Shining Kids Yoga
Shining Kids Yoga is a leading provider of children’s yoga classes and workshops in the Md /DC area.  Shining Kids Yoga also offers private sessions for children and families. Classes and private sessions focus on learning tools to increase emotional self-regulation, gain strength & flexibility, and decrease stress in a fun and supportive environment.

The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
The Chicago area’s longest running anxiety disorders specialty clinic providing evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders for kids age two through adults. Intensive treatment and treatment for treatment refractory patients is a specialty.

The Diener School
The Diener School provides a nurturing yet challenging environment for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade with learning differences that supports academic and social needs and inspires minds for a lifetime.

The Heller Psychology Group, LLC
The Heller Psychology Group is a small private practice. Carey Heller, Psy.D. specializes in the evaluation/treatment of ADHD/executive functioning issues. He often blends traditional psychotherapy with executive function coaching, helping individuals with time management, organizational, and related study skills. Hope Heller, LCSW-C works with adults and specializes in chronic illnesses. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, all services are being offered via telehealth for clients residing in Maryland or Washington, D.C. Please see the website to determine when in-person services have resumed.

The Ross Center
The Ross Center is an outpatient mental health practice with offices in DC, Manhattan, and Northern Virginia.  For over 25 years we have been combining state-of-the-art, evidence-based clinical treatment with medication management and exceptional personal service to those who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other disorders such as ADHD.

The Ross Center is a premier mental health practice, delivering a full spectrum of sophisticated psychiatric and psychological services that result in meaningful change for you and your family.
703-687-6610 (VA)
202-363-1010 (DC)

The Stixrud Group, LLC
The Stixrud Group is a lifespan neuropsychological assessment practice. We provide comprehensive evaluations for clients ranging from preschool children to older adults. Our goal is to use our professional knowledge and skills to help people be more successful in school, in their careers, and in their relationships.

The Write Turn
The Write Turn® provides evidence-based strategies and instructional methods that teach students how to make “meaningful changes” that improve the quality of their compositions by using self-regulation statements and the FIX Strategy for revising. We are launching our first-of-their-kind interactive notebooks giving teachers a unique platform to collaborate with students.

Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LLC
We provide highly personalized care for children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors. Our team offers specialized diagnoses and treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), alcohol and substance abuse disorders (including suboxone), and psychiatric management of genetic disorders. We also provide second opinion consultation and expert witness evaluations and testimony.

Washington Parent
Washington Parent has been serving parents in the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1983, providing family enrichment through education and support . . . in print, online, and at selected events.We have been recognized in the community as the most trusted parenting resource in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia.

Weinfeld Educational Group,LLC
WEG has assisted thousands of families in the Special Education Process and school locating services. WEG believes that when a positive collaboration exists between the parent and the school, amazing outcomes can occur for the child. Our team of experts include professionals in the area of Special Education as well as Behavior Intervention Specialists and Parent Support Specialists.