Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Special Education includes a number of programs that offer services to children with disabilities in a variety of settings. Our school programs offer special education and related services to students aged 3-21 in three-day school settings and in partnership settings within public schools.

The array of disorders served includes: autism, learning disabilities, speech/language disorders, orthopedic disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disabilities. Students with multiple disabilities are also included in this group.

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.

School Programs at Kennedy Krieger:

  • Kindergarten through 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
  • Kennedy Krieger High School
    Offers a rigorous academic program for students aged 14 to 21 seeking post-secondary schooling, as well as functional skills to those wishing to pursue vocational training
  • LEAP Program
    An intensive, 12-month special education program serving students aged 5 to 21 with a primary diagnosis of autism or other related disorder
  • Montgomery County Campus
    Serving students aged 7 to 21 with mild to moderate and some severe autism spectrum disorders who require a highly individualized educational program
  • Public School Partnership Program
    We maintain a unique partnership with Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County public schools to support special education and related services in public schools

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