The Shafer Center for Early Intervention

Get Directions11500 Cronridge Drive Suite 130
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Baltimore County
Referral Contact(s):
Layne Wells
Disabilities Served:
04 - speech or language impairment, 14 - autism, 15 - developmental delay
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
18 months - 13 years
Grade Range:
Nursery - 5th grade
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 Shafer Center is a mixed grade/ mixed age, co-educational program, for children ages 18 months - 13 years old. The program has an enrollment capacity of 80 children and accepts children on the autism spectrum, emotional disabilities, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, sensory impairments and developmental delay. The Shafer Center provides five mixed grade/mixed age classroom programs; Imagine, Believe 1, Believe 2, Believe 3, Dream, Envisions Inspire. Children are grouped in classes by skill level. Each class is taught by a certified special educator and classes are co-taught by a speech-language pathologist. We feature small class size and full and half day classes. Through our resource center, children may combine attendance in a classroom with one-on-one applied behavior analysis (verbal behavior), occupational therapy and speech therapy. We have 5 board certified behavior analyst on staff. (BCBA)
Related Services:
One-on-One applied behavior analysis (verbal behavior), speech-language services, occupational therapy, assessments, home services, reading tutoring, functional life skills tutoring, social skills, reading camp, behavior consultation, potty skills training
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