The goal of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Special Education is to provide a number of special education and related services to children with disabilities in a variety of school-based, hospital-based and recreational settings.
The Kennedy Krieger School Staff are certified/licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) or appropriate professional organizations. All staff must maintain current certification or licensure as well as other related professional credentials.
Kennedy Krieger School, a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
The goal of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Special Education is to provide a number of special education and related services to children with disabilities in a variety of school-based, hospital-based and recreational settings. The Kennedy Krieger School Programs offer special education and related services in a day-school setting to students ages 6-21, with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological and developmental disabilities. Special education services focus on the development of academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills through trans-disciplinary comprehensive instruction in an environment that assists students to recognize and capitalize on their individual strengths.
The Kennedy Krieger School Programs are offered at three locations:
- Fairmount Campus:
- Greenspring Campus:
- Kennedy Krieger High School
- LEAP Program (Lifeskills and Education for Students with Autism Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
- Public School Partnership Programs
- Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Southern High School
- Prince George's County Public Schools: Central High School
- Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation Program
- Montgomery County Campus
The special education department hosts a number of trainees in special education and related disciplines from accredited universities.
For more information contact the Fairmount or Greenspring Campus numbers listed above.
Kennedy Krieger School Programs participate in ongoing research projects related to the identification of "best practices" in special education and related services for students with disabilities.