A Message from the Executive Director

Spring brings many special events to TLC. At our KTS Seniors Breakfast,  I had the opportunity to reminisce with many of our graduates regarding their accomplishments. I reflected on how much they have grown since they first entered our school doors. Watching them walk across the graduation stage is always an emotional moment. 

Spring also brings TLC's Annual Board Dinner.  We take this opportunity once a year to celebrate TLC's most dedicated supporters whose tireless efforts have enabled this organization to help people for 65 years. I'd like to thank each and everyone of you who has supported our mission year after year and give special acknowledgement to this year's award recipients: 

- William "Bill" McDonald, Rosemary Colston Award
- Michael R. Cogan, Volunteer of the Year
- William "Bob" Roberts III/Roberts Oxygen Co., Benefactor of the Year
- Raul Carmouze/GEICO, Barry Scher Award for PR
- Teamwork Award, 65th Anniversary Committee
- Alliance, Inc., Employer of the Year
- Charles R. Dickerson, Outstanding Service Award
- Susan Yaffe-Oziel, Pavlin Leadership Award

Thank you for all you do!  

Patricia A. Ritter
Executive Director, The Treatment and Learning Centers

Development Digest

TLC's 66th Annual Meeting and Board Dinner
TLC's Board Dinner was a wonderful evening of recognition and appreciation of TLC's board and supporters. Everyone enjoyed dinner, conversation and hearing stories about TLC's award recipients. We were honored that Rosemary Colston, TLC Board President for two terms in the early 1980s, was able to attend and present the award established in her name to current Board President Bill McDonald.   Congratulations and thank you to all of our dedicated  supporters.

We still have a few spots available for TLC's 25th Golf Classic! Link to register for or sponsor this great event which has raised over $1.3 million to support TLC's mission to improve lives and improve possibilities for individuals with special needs!
Monday, June 6, 2016 at  Bretton Woods Golf Course,  15700 River Rd, Germantown, MD

News from The Katherine Thomas School
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Staff and students presented a magical celebration of Disney music and stories for grandparents, families and special friends at KTS. Classrooms hosted special events after the show and the KTSPA Book Fair was open for business.  

KTHS Never Gets Chopped!
Students  in the KTHS Culinary Arts Program battled it out for a Chopped competition during class.

News from TLC's services...

Big news from TLC's Family Hearing Center!!  
We will be opening a second location for FHC at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Md. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and looking forward to helping more people with their hearing healthcare. 

Outcomes Ladies Day at Nordstrom
Outcomes Employment Specialist Michele Levine has a knack for putting together great events for individuals she works with and this was no exception. Nordstom hosted TLC's group for a personal shopping experience, complete with mini-makeovers and refreshments.  Everyone had a fantastic day!

Occupational Therapy Month
As part of TLC's community outreach efforts, every April we offer free screenings for Occupational Therapy Month. Take a look at our special issue of Kids Making Strides, our outpatient services newsletter and see Brigid Baker's video about when to know if a child needs an OT screening, below.

Better Hearing and Speech Month
We are wrapping up Better Hearing and Speech Month at TLC.  We still have a few appointments left.  If you or a family member has a speech or hearing concern, call Cindy Alonso at 301.424.5200 x113 and we may be able to schedule a free screen.

Testing and Tutoring
Dr. Kristin Olsen spoke to physicians and staff about Anxiety in Children at Potomac Pediatrics.  We welcome the opportunity to speak to professional, parent or school groups on a variety of topics.  For more information, call Julie Bobrow at 301.424.5200 x147.