Sheppard Pratt School - Lanham

Get Directions4819 Walden Lane Suite 4880
Lanham, MD 20706
Prince George's County
Referral Contact(s):
Tyrone Frazier
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 10 - multiple disabilities, 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 am - 3:00 pm
Length of School/Program Year:
12 month
Program Description:
The Sheppard Pratt School - Lanham is located in a secluded cul-de-sac in the vibrant business community of Lanham, Maryland, on the outskirts of Washington, DC. We serve students with complex emotional, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and other related disorders, who are working toward a Certificate of Completion. Our school boasts walking and bike paths, a student-run school store, a sensory suite, state-of-the-art computer technology, and specially designed classrooms. Many of our high school aged students participate in school and community-based vocational experiences. Our staff works diligently to provide a safe, structured, nurturing environment where we assist all students and their families in achieving their maximum level of independence. Program components include positive behavioral interventions and supports, discrete trial, individualization, natural aided language stimulation, motor skill development and sensory integration strategies, school-based vocational instruction, and community-based instruction. The Sheppard Pratt School Lanham provides quality and individualized special education and related services for students with autism and related disorders who may present with challenging behaviors. We emphasize the development of functional behavioral, educational and communication skills, as well as positive social and family relationships. We utilize evidence based practices, proactive and positive interventions, consistent standards, and well trained and supportive staff. We are committed to empowering our students with the skills, tools and resources necessary to realize the goals of community integration; the highest quality of family life; making informed choices about their future and becoming successful, happy, independent adults, to the greatest extent possible.
Related Services:
Speech and language therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, School health services (full-time licensed school nurse), Medication management, Behavior management / Crisis Intervention, Case Management.