Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
Location : Maryland / Harford County
County : Harford County
Phone : 410-297-4100
Fax : 410-273-9555
Referral Contact : Audrey Wanga,
Disabilities Served : 06 - Emotional Disability, 08 - Other Health Impairments, 09 - Specific Learning Disabilities, 14 - Autism
Length of School/Program Year : 12 month
MSDE Approval Category : Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 63
Ages Served : 4 - 21
Grade Range : K - 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 : 9:45 am - 3:45 pm
Program Description : The Arrow Center for Education Riverside is a small, nurturing, structured and supportive school program that provides special education and clinical services to students who are primarily identified as having an emotional disability or autism. Students with other disabilities may be admitted to the program on a case by case basis. The program follows the Harford County Public School curriculum. In addition to the core curriculum, the school offers a variety of electives including vocational placement completer. A sensory movement and a sensory calming room is available to students with sensory diet needs, and a large, fenced, outdoor play area is available to all students. An interactive computer and media lab supports student instruction. Positive behaviors are proactively taught and rewarded to increase students' participation in their school program. A BCBA, placed full time at another Arrow program, is also available to consult as needed. A psychiatrist is available for assessment and medication management at family request. As of fall 2022, the Arrow Strive Program will begin to serve students with complex autism needs, in partnership with Harford County Public Schools.
Related Services : Individual, group, and family clinical therapy are integrated into the program design. Speech and language services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy services are provided through consistent contractors.