Seeing Possibilities
Beyond Disabilities

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Our Mission

The mission of St. Coletta of Greater Washington is to serve children and adults with intellectual disabilities and to support their families.

We do this through our:

School Program

The program at St. Coletta includes: functional academics, skills of daily living, community based instruction.

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Adult Program

The program offers adults age 18 and older opportunities to participate in vocational and pre-vocational training, supported employment, life skills training, and community integration in order to achieve greater independence.

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Coletta Collections

Coletta Collections are retail stores attached to each of our adult programs. The shops sell fused glass jewelry, tableware and home decor as well as hand woven items all made by our participants.

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About Us

St. Coletta at a View

At St. Coletta we believe in the immeasurable value of the individual human spirit and the right of each individual to live as full and independent a life as possible. We respect the dignity of all persons entrusted to our care and our goal is to serve them in an atmosphere that encourages their talents, celebrates their successes and builds their self-esteem.

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SHARON SPEAKS OUT

The Myth: Everyone Can Work

There is a strong push in all sectors of government that relies on the myth that all human beings are capable of gainful employment. This is simply not true. This idea fails to take into account the thousands of people born with significant developmental disabilities that participating in a normal workplace environment impossible.

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2017

Holiday Gift Guide

We are very excited to show all of the beautiful products that were handcrafted at our school and adult programs. From the beginning our participants are actively involved in creating a unique piece that gives them so much pride. Whether you shop for yourself or begin working on your holiday shopping list, we have gorgeous products for every style and every season.

Support these local artisans with disabilities and shop now – quantities are limited.

2017

Holiday Gift Guide

We are very excited to show all of the beautiful products that were handcrafted at our school and adult programs. From the beginning our participants are actively involved in creating a unique piece that gives them so much pride. Whether you shop for yourself or begin working on your holiday shopping list, we have gorgeous products for every style and every season.

Support these local artisans with disabilities and shop now – quantities are limited.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Our Holiday Catalog

We are very excited to show all of the beautiful products that were handcrafted at our school and adult programs. From the beginning our participants are actively involved in creating a unique piece that gives them so much pride. Whether you shop for yourself or begin working on your holiday shopping list, we have gorgeous products for every style and every season.

Support these local artisans with disabilities and shop now – quantities are limited.

Shop Now

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Our Holiday Catalog

We are very excited to show all of the beautiful products that were handcrafted at our school and adult programs. From the beginning our participants are actively involved in creating a unique piece that gives them so much pride. Whether you shop for yourself or begin working on your holiday shopping list, we have gorgeous products for every style and every season.

Support these local artisans with disabilities and shop now – quantities are limited.

Shop Now
Save the Date for our 2018 Gala

“Meet me in Wonderland”
Saturday April 7, 2018

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  • It is great to know that I can send Jonathan to school to work with staff who love their jobs. Rare are the mornings that Jonathan is not smiling as I dress and tell him he’s going to school. He loves his teachers and is excited to get on the bus each morning. As parents, we are excited that Jonathan has a great team helping him achieve his full potential.”


    Sandra Thomas
    St. Coletta Parent

  • I cannot express my gratitude towards your dedication and devoting service for my son. I am very grateful for him to be exposed to you, people that try to care and love him for who he is. I deeply appreciate all that you do, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


    Veronica Aneke
    St. Coletta Parent

  • I am so thankful for St. Coletta and all the staff. You all are so caring and for that I am truly grateful. Kwenton loves coming to school even though he can’t tell me, he shows with that smile of his. His aide will never know how much she is loved by our family. The care and attention she gives is off the chart.”


    Wanda Graves
    St. Coletta Parent