Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Special Education includes a number of programs that offer services to children with learning challenges. Students aged 5-21 receive instruction that focuses on the development of academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills in an environment that recognizes and capitalizes on the individual strengths of each child.
In addition, a full range of related services are also provided in order to implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in the least restrictive environment. Special education services focus on the development of academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills through trans-disciplinary comprehensive instruction in an environment that recognizes and capitalizes on the individual strengths of each child.
The School Programs at Kennedy Krieger are located in three-day school settings and in partnership settings within public schools.
School Programs at Kennedy Krieger:
- Kennedy Krieger Schools: Fairmount Campus (Kindergarten - 8th Grade)
Provides comprehensive services and effective preparation to kindergarten through eighth grade students who will be seeking a diploma or certificate at the high school level. Students participate in a program building essential skills based on standards and curricula identified by the Maryland State Department of Education.
- Kennedy Krieger Schools: Greenspring Campus (High School)
Students seeking a diploma participate in a comprehensive academic program aligned to Maryland State Department of Education approved curriculum. Students seeking a certificate of completion participate in life skills, work based learning and transition services.
- Kennedy Krieger Schools: Greenspring Campus (LEAP Program)
Students with complex autism spectrum disorders, ages 5-21, participate in an intensive 12-month life skills program.
- Kennedy Krieger Schools: Montgomery County Campus
Students with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders, aged 7-21, participate in an individualized instruction aligned to national standards utilizing evidence based practices in a program based on and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
- Public School Partnership Program
We maintain a unique partnership with Anne Arundel and Prince George's County public schools. Students attending these programs who require additional structures and supports participate in small group and individual instruction designed to facilitate inclusion in the general education program.