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Since 1976, Chelsea School has been preparing students with learning disabilities for post-secondary education, typically college or university (85% average). Our students are bright, creative learners with a diagnosed specific learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD or speech and language deficits. Instruction at Chelsea School is research-based using best practices from current educational literature as well as university research. Four key components to the Chelsea School program model are: Literacy, social skills, advisory and instructional and assistive technology.
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The Children’s Guild
The Children’s Guild has been serving the needs of special education students since 1953. Our focus is on challenging children who exhibit severe emotional disturbance, autism, and multiple disabilities.
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The Foundation Schools
Since 1975, The Foundation Schools’ mission has been to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and prepare them to be productive and successful in their future academic and career paths.
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The Ivymount School & Programs
For more than 50 years, The Ivymount School has been serving students with disabilities including speech/language deficits, specific learning disabilities, developmental delays, health impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is a transdisciplinary educational model that seeks to gives students the tools for independent and productive futures in both graded and nongraded programs. Curriculum in Ivymount’s programs includes social learning, ABA, differentiated instruction, as well as positive behavior supports.
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The Katherine Thomas School at TLC
TLC – The Treatment and Learning Centers’ mission is to improve lives and expand possibilities for children and adults with special needs. Since 1950, TLC has been serving children and adults with special needs in the greater Washington, DC area through educational, vocational, diagnostic and therapeutic programs that meet the growing and changing needs of our community.
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The Kingsbury Day School & Kingsbury Center
The Kingsbury Day School is a comprehensive, supportive and differentiated PreK-12 diploma program for students with learning differences including including ADHD, specific learning disabilities, speech/language issues, and high functioning autism with individualized teaching to capitalize on strengths and remediate areas of weakness. Tutoring, OT, PT, S/L, and psychological services are integrated into the school day as needed. The Kingsbury Center conducts assessments and therapy for individuals with learning challenges, both for students and in the community.
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The Pathways Schools
The Pathways Schools operate six therapeutic educational programs in Maryland’s Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for students aged 11 through 21 who have emotional and behavioral disabilities. Each school provides a unique, comprehensive, success-oriented alternative day program in a small family-oriented setting of not more than 40 students. Our goal is to enable students with emotional or behavioral disabilities to take responsibility for their lives and to become independent contributing members of our communities and society.
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PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families provides educational and supportive services for children with special needs and their families. For over forty years, PHILLIPS has provided a place where children left behind in traditional settings can get the support and education they need to become successful, responsible adults. PHILLIPS Programs serves children and youth with autism; emotional, behavioral and mental disabilities through education, family support services and advocacy.
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