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November 2014
KTS 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On October 23, families, friends, staff and alumni joined together to celebrate the twentieth school year at The Katherine Thomas School and the tenth school year for the KTS high school. Keynote Speaker, Ron Suskind, father of KTS Alumnus Owen Suskind and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, shared their family's story.  The event was held at Gaithersburg Marriott and many old friends were on hand to share in the celebration. TLC's Executive Director Dr. Pat Ritter and KTHS Director Rhona Schwartz shared their own stories about opening the school.

Please enjoy the video documenting a wonderful evening!
KTS 20th Anniversary Celebration
KTS 20th Anniversary Celebration

KTS HOSTS VISITORS FROM RUSSIA

The Katherine Thomas School hosted a group of visitors from Russia who are affiliated with Firefly. Firefly is an organization that trains volunteers and professionals in Russia to serve the needs of children on the autism spectrum. 

The group of nine professionals included a pediatric neurologist and a filmmaker. Cathy Burgess, Lower and Middle School Director at The Katherine Thomas School shared a tour and answered questions about our programs.  One of the group's interests was learning about early intervention programs, including the KTS preschool, which uses a developmental model for 4- and 5-year olds with complex 
and varied learning difficulties.

After touring KTS, the group visited the TLC facility on Gaither Road for a talk about our services as well as a tour.  They were especially impressed with our expansive Occupational Therapy gyms!  We enjoyed the opportunity to discuss philosophy and programs with our colleagues from Russia!

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KING OF THE ROAD 5K


Join us for the 10th annual King of the Road! The 5k is one of our largest fundraisers.  The race is held Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Long sleeve tech shirts for all participants! Race begins and ends at TLC's Katherine Thomas School at 9975 Medical Center Drive in Rockville, MD. Packet pick up on Saturday, November 15th from 10am - 2pm at Fleet Feet Gaithersburg in the Kentlands.

LUNCH AND LEARN

With the holidays just around the corner, the ability to communicate and connect with loved ones is even more important.  When family comes together, everyone should be able to share in the special times without worrying about missing anything.

The Family Hearing Center invites you to a special event, Better Hearing In Time for the HolidaysJoin us for this Lunch and Learn and bring your questions about hearing health to our audiologist. Enjoy a complimentary lunch. Feel free to invite a friend!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to Laurel Delgado at 301.738.1415 to tell us you can come!


TLC IN THE NEWS!

Over the last few weeks, TLC has received a terrific amount of press!   

Executive Director Dr. Pat Ritter and Outcomes Director Shawn Huntley were interviewed but Kimberly Suiters, Reporter, CBS Radio/All News 99.1 WNEW.  They discussed hiring individuals with disabilities and the impact of Rule 503 on employers.  Listen to Radio clips here.

Seniors at The Katherine Thomas School were invited to Ingleside at King Farm as guests for a "prom" with residents.  Fox 5 aired a story about the event, a journalism student from University of Maryland produced a story, and The Gazette published this photo in the paper.


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Raymond Baldwin, General Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Bruce Hunter, Past President, Community Volunteer
Patricia A. Ritter, Ph.D., Executive Director

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David L. Katz, The Advisory Board Company
Anne Kline, Revere Bank
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Joseph Parlanti, Combined Technology Solutions
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Froma Roth, American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations (ASHA)
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