Forbush School at Hunt Valley
11201 Pepper Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
5 - 21
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Hours of Operation for School Day:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
The Forbush School at Hunt Valley, provides special education and related services for children ages five to 21 with autism, pervasive developmental disorder, developmental delays in one or more areas, severe behavioral problems, multiple learning problems and other related disorders.
The school, approved by the Maryland State Board of Education, serves upto 72 students and operates on a 12 month schedule. Components of the school program include discrete trial, direct instruction, play based instruction, motor skill development and sensory integration strategies, natural aided language stimulation, community based instruction, positive behavioral support and vocational programming. Individual education programs are developed to meet each child's specific needs. Parents are encouraged to participate fully in decisions regarding programming for their children, and staff & parents work together to develop home programs for students.
Our primary goal is to integrate students into the public school instructional program to the greatest extent appropriate. The school implements the Maryland State Curriculum and the Syracuse Community Reference-Curriculum Guide for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
Related services available include case management, speech and language therapy, psychological services, school nursing services, and occupational therapy.