The Forbush School at Oakmont

Upper School

610 E. Diamond Ave
Suite E
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
phone: 301-330-4359
fax: 301-330-0533
Educational Director: Karen Spence, M.Ed.


The Forbush School at Oakmont provides special education and related services to children ages 12-21 with autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), developmental delays in one or more areas, severe behavioral problems, multiple learning problems, and other related disorders. The school serves up to 24 students with 4 classrooms.

After a period of evaluation, individualized education programs (IEP's) are developed to meet each child's specific needs. Skills are taught in highly structured settings and program components include: discrete trial, direct instruction, play based instruction, motor skill development and sensory integration strategies, natural aided language stimulation, community based instruction, and positive behavioral support.

Professional staff includes certified teachers, teaching assistants, 1:1 instructional aides, a licensed speech and language pathologist, a licensed occupational therapist, a licensed psychologist, and behavioral support staff.

The Forbush School at Oakmont is approved as a Type I, 12 month program by the Maryland State Department of Education.

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610 E. Diamond Ave
Suite E
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Directions:

Points North   I-695 to I-95 South towards Washington. Merge onto I-495 W / Capital Beltway via Exit 27 toward Silver Spring. Keep Right to take I-270 N. Merge onto I-270 Local N toward MD-117 Clopper Rd./ MD 124/ Montgomery Village Ave/ Quince Orchard Rd. Take Clopper RD/ MD-117 / W. Diamond Ave. Exit 10 toward MD-124 W / Quince Orchard Rd. Turn Left onto W. Diamond Ave. / MD-117. Continue to follow MD-117. Turn Left onto S. Summit Ave. Turn Right onto E. Diamond Ave.

Points South:   I-270 Spur N, merge onto I-270 Local N toward MD-117 / Clopper Rd. / MD-124/ Montgomery Village Ave./ Quince Orchard Rd. Take the Clopper Road / MD-117/ W Diamond Ave. exit- Exit 10 – toward MD-124 W / Quince Orchard Rd. Turn Left onto W. Diamond Ave. / MD-117. Continue to follow MD-117. Turn Left onto S. Summit Ave. Turn Right onto E. Diamond Ave.

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