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Special Education Department


Robin P. Church, Ed.D.
Vice President for Educational Programs

Administrative Contact:

Kennedy Krieger School: Fairmount Campus (443) 923-9100
Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus (443) 923-7800
Kennedy Krieger School: Montgomery County Campus (443) 923-4170
Public School Partnership Programs (443) 923-7800

Staffing (Licensure):

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.

Services Offered:

The Kennedy Krieger School Programs are offered at three locations:

Professional Training:

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.

Referral Process:

Students can be referred to any of the Kennedy Krieger School Programs by a number of sources, but are most often referred by a school system to the Kennedy Krieger School's Office of Admissions Compliance and Transition (ACT). Answers to specific referral questions and more information about specific programs are available by contacting the ACT Offices at:

Kennedy Krieger School: Fairmount Campus
Phone: (443) 923-4585

Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus
Phone: (443) 923-7812

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