Make a Donation to ICDL

Thank you for supporting ICDL to fly to new heights!

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

As a not-for-profit organization, ICDL relies heavily on donations to support our important work to help everyone reach their fullest potential.

 We very much appreciate your support. 

 Please donate today!

The International Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) is an international network of clinicians, educators, researchers, and parents working in the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to identify innovative approaches to the identification, treatment, and education of children with developmental, mental health, communication, and learning challenges. The Council works to promote dialogue, improve clinical assessments and interventions, identify new directions for research, develop guidelines for clinical practice, and advocate for the developmental needs of children.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help ICDL advance our mission and can support ICDL’s vital initiatives, including:

Training and Education - providing education to parents and professionals.

Research and Evidence - encouraging and supporting research on child development and learning.

Advocacy, Awareness, and Outreach - helping advocate for the developmental needs of children with a belief that every child's individual differences should be celebrated, a conviction that every child has incredible potential to grow and develop, and an understanding that a child is more than just a behavior. Furthermore, ICDL works to advocate for parent choice and the availability and accessibility to developmental-based approaches like DIR® and DIRFloortime®.

Supporting Parents - ICDL, in conjunction with ICDL's parent advocate's website, Affect Autism, provides many free resources and supports to families including free parent consultations, support groups, workshops, and many other self-directed learning options.  

Sponsor a Family to Receive a 3-month DIR® Home Program - with a $1,000 donation, you can sponsor a family to receive a 3-month DIR® Home Program package.  These 3-months can have an impact forever for families and their children. To select to sponsor a needy family to receive a 3-month DIR® Home Program package at no cost, you must donate $1,000 per family. If you sponsor a family and want to receive updates from the family, you can let us know and we'll share this with the family you are sponsoring. If they want, they will then be able to reach out to you directly to thank you. If you select this donation option, you will be asked whether you want to have contact or not.  Either way is fine.  You can click here to sponsor a family 

Would you Rather Mail Your Donation?

If you prefer to send a check through the mail, that is welcomed as well. Please either complete our donation form and select "pay by check" on the payment page  and mail your check or just send a check to us with your name, address, and contact information included.  Please mail checks to:


4938 Hampden Lane

Suite 800

Bethesda, MD 20814

Please make sure you provide your name and address so we can send you a thank you letter for your records.

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