The Forbush School at Anne Arundel

Address:
Get Directions648 Old Mill Rd.
Millersville, MD 21108
County:
Anne Arundel County
Phone:
410-729-9181
Fax:
410-729-9182
Website:
Referral Contact(s):
April Arford
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
12
MSDE Approval Category:
Type II
Ages Served:
5-21
Grade Range:
1-12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
no
Setting:
Day
Before and/or After School Program:
no
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
yes
Hours of Operation for School Day:
9:30 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
11 month
Program Description:
The Forbush School at Anne Arundel County is a program of the Sheppard Pratt Health System. The school serves students with developmental disabilities with a primary diagnosis of autism. This program is for students ages 5-21 and is an 11 month program. The school follows the Anne Arundel County School System schedule with full days throughout the summer session. The student to staff ratio is 2:1 with class sizes of 6 students. The program is a Type II placed in the Ruth Parker Eason Special Education Center. The students who attend The Forbush School at AAC will participate in specials with the public school staff and students. These specials include art, music, physical education and aquatics. The programs utilizes applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques for instructional and behavior management program development. This is a certificate program that will focus on communication skills, self-care, individualized academics, fine and gross motor skills, socializations skills, recreation skills and vocational skills. All the students will participate in off-site job training and in house prevocational skill development. 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 for College and Career Readiness and the Syracuse Community Reference-Curriculum Guide for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
Related Services:
Related services include occupational therapy, speech therapy, ABA therapy, psychological services, psychiatric services including medication prescription and over-site, school nursing, parent trainings, home observations and recommendations, vocational training and transition support. These services are provided by direct therapy and/or consultation as indicated in the student’s IEP.
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