ELEVATE is the Co-op’s core program that enables charter schools to “elevate” their practices and provide high quality and compliant special education services for students with disabilities to improve student outcomes.

DC3C supports DC students as they explore careers, college, and community (the 3 “C”s!) to become college or career ready.

INCLUDE DC is the Cooperative’s graduate level course for general education teachers working in inclusive charter school classrooms.

EXPLORE is the is the Co-op’s interactive traveling exhibit that promotes disability and inclusion awareness in schools.

As public agencies, LEAs are entitled to seek Medicaid reimbursement for school based health services provided to eligible students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

How you can help



Parents can be a great resource to schools striving to improve the quality of their special education programs.

Careers in Special Education

Explore careers in special education at our member schools.

Member Resources

Get the tools and information you need to drive high quality programs for students.


Medicaid can be an important revenue source for schools providing high quality services to students with disabilities

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