Forbush School at Oakmont - Upper School

Get Directions610 East Diamond Ave., Suite E
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Montgomery County
Referral Contact(s):
Marjan Naghavi
Disabilities Served:
14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
Grade Range:
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:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
12 month
Program Description:
The Forbush School at Oakmont Upper School 610 E. Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 phone: 301-330-4359 fax: 301-330-0533 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Forbush School at Oakmont provides special education and related services to children ages 12-21 with autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), developmental delays in one or more areas, severe behavioral problems, multiple learning problems, and other related disorders. The school serves upto 36 students with 6 classrooms. After a period of evaluation, individualized education programs (IEP's) are developed to meet each child's specific needs. Skills are taught in highly structured settings and program components include: discrete trial, direct instruction, play based instruction, motor skill development and sensory integration strategies, natural aided language stimulation, community based instruction, and positive behavioral support. Professional staff includes certified teachers, teaching assistants, 1:1 instructional aides, a licensed speech and language pathologist, a licensed occupational therapist, a licensed psychologist, and behavioral support staff. The Forbush School at Oakmont is approved as a Type I, 12 month program by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Related Services:
Related services available include case management, speech and language therapy, psychological services, school nursing services, and occupational therapy.
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