Kennedy Krieger School: Montgomery County Campus

Get Directions13313 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Montgomery County
Referral Contact(s):
Maureen Wheeler
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 10 - multiple disabilities, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
7 - 21
Grade Range:
2 through 8 (diploma)
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Wheelchair Accessible:
Hours of Operation for School Day:
7:55 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. (M, T, Th, F); 7:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. (W)
Length of School/Program Year:
11 month
Program Description:
The Montgomery County Campus provides educational services to students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The program serves diploma seeking students through grade 8. High school students work toward earning a Certificate of Completion. The program features the following: An interdisciplinary approach to individualized programming with professionals from many disciplines including special education, speech¬ language pathology, occupational therapy, behavior resource, social work, expressive arts therapies (i.e., art and music), nursing, vocational education, physical therapy, and psychiatry. School staff are required to meet the MSDE certification requirements in their assigned fields. "Best practice" and evidence-based teaching methods including, but not limited to TEACCH, Applied Behavior Analysis, discrete trial, incidental learning, augmented communication, picture exchange communication, sensory diets, vocational training, and program-based related services. A team and meeting structure that facilitates collaboration and communication among providers who are implementing the curriculum and IEPs. • Opportunities to participate in structured community based instruction. • Opportunities to participate in community based vocational training with specific training in the following vocational industries: Arts/Media/Communications, Office Clerical, Horticulture, Food/Service Retail, and Building Services. • Opportunities for travel training. • Transition to adulthood counseling, support, and services. • Standards based instruction with a balance between access to the general education curriculum and life skills curriculum. • Small classes (an average of 8 students) with a high staff to student ratio. • Classroom physical space designed to minimize environmental distractions and sensory input and foster independence through predictable and structured rules and routines. • Speech/Language services which focus on establishing functional language skills through verbal and/or nonverbal means (i.e. low tech and high tech devices), increasing receptive and expressive • language abilities, improving articulation, and improving social language skills. Occupational Therapy services which emphasize evaluating and developing strategies in the areas sensory processing, motor skills, and executive function skills. • Mental Health Therapy services which emphasize development of social emotional regulation skills as well as social interaction skills. • Intensive behavioral supports including functional behavioral assessments, individualized behavior intervention plans, and safe crisis management procedures. • Access to positive behavior supports and interventions. • Case management focusing on home-school collaboration and identification of community-based Resources. Private pay students are accepted: Foreign Nationals only through SEVIS
Related Services:
Speech and language therapy, social work/counseling, expressive arts therapy (music and art), occupational therapy, physical therapy, and assistive technology.
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