Sheppard Pratt School - Millersville

Get Directions648 Old Mill Rd.
Millersville , MD 21108
Anne Arundel County
Referral Contact(s):
April Arford
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type II
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:
9:30 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
11 month
Program Description:
The Sheppard Pratt School in Millersville is an 11-month special education and related services program located in Ruth Parker Eason Special Education Center, in Millersville, Maryland. We provide educational services to students ages five to 21 with autism and intellectual disabilities. By establishing a comprehensive and integrated approach, we offer students and parents a comfortable, safe environment where students can thrive. We believe success can only happen when we collaborate with the entire family, and our staff work with parents to ensure that new skills learned at school can be applied at home. Our main focus is to stabilize maladaptive behaviors and to help our students make academic progress based on their individualized education program (IEP). We provide our students with opportunities to experience life in their community in compliance with their data-based IEP. Because we are housed within a public school, we are able to provide academic, behavioral, and vocational supports and services to our students so that they can participate in public school programming to the greatest extent, and transition back to a less restrictive educational environment as soon as possible. As part of our program, in addition to functional academics, students will develop communication skills, self-care skills, socialization skills, vocational skills, and recreational/leisure skills. To best meet the needs of your child’s IEP, we frequently utilize proven practices such as, core communication, social skills instruction, sensory integration strategies, community-based instruction, and vocational instruction. Our students participate in library/ media, physical education, art and music instructed by staff in the Special Education Center. We implement the Anne Arundel County Public School approved Unique Curriculum based on the Common Core Standards to instruct the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards, and utilize the Syracuse Community- Referenced Curriculum Guide for instructing students in functional skills development. Our students are typically eligible to participate in Maryland State Alternative Assessments and pursue a Certificate of Program Completion.
Related Services:
Our related services include: • Speech and language therapy • Psychological services • Psychiatric services, including medication management • One-to-one dedicated aides Services offered by the local school system include: • Occupational therapy • Music therapy