Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
County : Montgomery County
Phone : 301-469-0223
Fax : 301-469-0778
Referral Contact : Susan Holt, Lennie Glastone
Disabilities Served : 01 - Intellectual Disability, 04 - Speech or Language Impairment, 08 - Other Health Impairments, 09 - Specific Learning Disabilities, 10 - Multiple Disabilities, 14 - Autism
Length of School/Program Year : 11 month
MSDE Approval Category : Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 230
Ages Served : 4 - 21
Grade Range : Non-graded (ages 4-21) and Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12
Private Pay Students Accepted : Yes
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 : 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (M,T, Th, F), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (W)
Program Description : The Ivymount School is a non-profit, non-public, co-educational, special education and related services program which serves students with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, specific learning disability, and speech or language impairment. Throughout the school, classroom models and instructional strategies are established to meet the individual needs of our students. Many of our students have multiple learning, social, and/or adaptive needs and require a program that includes and integrates academic, social and adaptive skills programming in classrooms with low student/teacher ratios. Students receive related services determined by their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Ivymount School Programs Elementary/Middle School • Kindergarten through 8th grade • Current classroom models o Multiple Learning Needs (MLN) o Model Asperger Program (MAP) Secondary School • 9th through 12th grade and certificate track serving students ages 14-21 • Current classroom models o Multiple Learning Needs (MLN) o Model Asperger Program (MAP) o School to Work Specialized Autism Services • Serves students with autism and other developmental disabilities who require more intensive integrated services. • Certificate track, ages 4-21 • Diploma Track, grades K-5 Project SEARCH • Certificate track, ages 19-21 Across all of our programs, students receive therapeutic, academic, social and pragmatic skills instruction. As appropriate, community based instruction, recreational activities, career development and transition services are embedded to support students in achieving their highest level of independence. Evidence-based practices, including Applied Behavior Analysis, systematic teaching, and data based programming are utilized across language rich environments including the classroom, school, and community. Many students have multiple learning needs and require a program that includes and integrates academic, social and pragmatic skills programming in the classroom with low student/teacher ratios. Universal Design and assistive technology support student learning to give students access to the general education curriculum. The clinical services team works with students who demonstrate interfering behaviors by supporting student’s individual learning needs, conducting functional assessment, developing individualized behavior intervention plans, conducting staff training, and monitoring student progress. Art, music, adapted physical education, library, and technology are offered in all programs. Each student’s IEP determines the student’s level of participation in statewide assessments and the level of supports and modifications necessary to provide the student access to the general education curriculum of the local school system, and the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. Program staff collaborates with families to generalize instruction to the home and community settings. Ivymount School programs for students ages 18-21 are designed to allow students to match their abilities and interests with community job placements, leading to productive and independent futures. Students acquire pragmatic educational skills, basic and advanced social skills, positive work attitudes and constructive behaviors that will ensure their successful transitions. At the time of graduation, students enrolled at Ivymount receive either a high school diploma or certificate of IEP completion as determined by their IEP.
Related Services : Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mental health counseling and audiology services are provided as specified in the student's IEP.