Families help each other rise above everyday challenges and reach success.
Let our family help yours.

Patricia Ritter

Welcome to The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC). For more than 65 years, we have provided support to the community in a warm, nurturing environment through our family of services.

We are in the business of improving lives and expanding possibilities for those with special needs in a thoughtful, caring, and individualized manner; we meet each person where they are and customize a plan to best foster achievement and growth. Our philosophy of treatment is not one size fits all; each person has their own unique personality and learning style that can be supported to allow the individual to reach their potential to thrive. Our team of professionals share knowledge that results in positive outcomes for the individuals and families we serve.

Our staff, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in their various fields, utilize evidence-based interventions so individuals receive the most effective treatment available. We provide results-driven and, most importantly, caring services to every individual who walks through our doors.

We thank you for putting your trust in us; we take that seriously, and TLC strives to help each individual reach and exceed their personal potential and life goals. Our core values of quality, innovation, growth, professionalism, and respect for each other is evident in the work we do. We learn and grow from our families every day, and appreciate you allowing us to join you on your journey to problem solve together, overcome challenges, and savor and appreciate the successes. Throughout this website, you will find many TLC success stories. Let us help you succeed.

As a leading-edge organization, we welcome the opportunity to serve you. Please contact us for more information to see how we can meet your needs.

Thank you for visiting TLC- a family of services where caring comes first!


Patricia Ritter, PhD, CCC-SLP
Executive Director
Email: pritter@ttlc.org
Phone: (301) 424-5200


“The staff are professionals and treat people with kindness and respect.”

“My experience at TLC: friendliness, professionalism, and able to work on my daughter’s level.”

“What I like most about my experience is the professional and caring staff.”