Group founded by parents supports special education programs at Catholic schools
Disappointed that her son with a disability did not have the chance to attend Catholic school, Francesca Pellegrino has made it her life’s work to expand those opportunities for families.
Pellegrino is the founder and president of the Catholic Coalition for Special Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports the creation and expansion of special education instruction and programs in Catholics schools in Washington, D.C., and the state of Maryland.
In a message on the group’s website, Pellegrino wrote, “Parents of children with and without disabilities share the very same dreams: to raise each child to meet his or her potential and offer that child the very best opportunities. It is this dream that drives us at CCSE, a dream that offers the opportunity for Catholic education.”