Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
County : St. Mary's County
Phone : 667-205-4500
Fax : 667-205-4505
Referral Contact : Nicole Harris
Disabilities Served : 01 - Intellectual Disability, 10 - Multiple Disabilities, 14 - Autism
Length of School/Program Year : 11 month
MSDE Approval Category : Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 45
Ages Served : 5 - 21
Grade Range : K - 8 for diploma seeking program; 5 – 21 for certificate seeking program
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 : M, T, Th, F: 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. W: 7:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Program Description : The Kennedy Krieger School: Southern Maryland Campus (KKS: SMC) provides educational services to students with autism and other developmental disabilities. The program serves students in grades K-8 who are working toward a high school diploma, and students aged 5-21 who are seeking a certificate of completion. The program features an interdisciplinary approach to individualized programming with professionals from many disciplines including special education, speech & language pathology, occupational therapy, behavior resource, social work, expressive therapies, nursing, and psychiatry. School staff meet MSDE certification requirements in their assigned fields. KKS: SMC employs evidence-based teaching strategies, such as, TEACCH, ABA, discrete trial, incidental learning, augmentative communication, picture exchange communication, and sensory diets, and program-based related services. Additional program highlights include: • Small class sizes with high staff to student ratio • Physical structure designed to minimize distractions and foster independence • Established and predictable expectations and routines to increase understanding and support independence • Opportunities to practice daily-living and functional life skills in our on-site Assisted Daily Living (ADL) room • Speech & language services which focus on establishing functional language skills, increasing receptive and expressive language abilities, improving articulation, and improving social language skills • Occupational therapy services which emphasize evaluating and developing strategies in the areas of sensory processing, self-regulation, motor skills, and executive function skills • Mental health therapy services that emphasize development of social emotional regulation and social interaction skills Intensive behavior supports to include functional behavior assessments (FBAs), individualized behavior intervention plans (BIPs), and Professional Crisis Management (PCM) • Access to positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) • Case management focusing on home-school collaboration and identification of community-based resources. • Access to community-based instruction
Related Services : Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work/Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapy, Assistive Technology, Behavior Services