Forbush School at Anne Arundel South
140 Stepney Lane
Edgewater, MD 21037
Anne Arundel County
01 - intellectual disability, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
5 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Hours of Operation for School Day:
9:00 am - 3:40pm
Length of School/Program Year:
The Forbush School at Anne Arundel County South 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 10-21 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 Central Special Education Center. The students who attend The Forbush School at AAC South 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 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.