The Forbush School at Prince George’s County

4949 Addison Road
Capitol Heights, MD 20743 

Phone: 240-667-1423
Fax: 240-764-6764 

Mark Rapaport, Principal/Education Director
Mrapaport-PS@sheppardpratt.org

Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. M – F
Maximum Number of Students: 52
Number of Classrooms: 8

The Forbush School at Prince George’s County is a 12-month special education program, located in Robert Gray Elementary School, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that provides educational services to students on the certificate track, ages five to 21 with autism spectrum disorder and other related disorders.

Once enrolled, our experienced staff will review your child or adolescent’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and modify our instructional areas to ForbushPG_May2014_0042.jpgfit his or her educational needs. We are dedicated to helping our students develop daily living and independent living skills through rigorous individualized schedules. With a low student to teacher ratio of two to one, our students receive the individual attention needed for motor skill development, positive behavioral support, and sensory integration.

We understand that every student’s educational needs will vary and that each student will require individual plans and support when preparing to transition to adulthood. Our strong vocational program and teacher-family-student support system, allows us to help our students learn to succeed in the community and gain a sense of independence as they mature. With the help of our transition coordinator, many of our students receive job placement at various national businesses in the community, and receive the support they need to transition to adulthood.

ForbushPG_May2014_0283.jpgOur vocational program provides our students with both classroom and internship experiences in horticulture, restaurant, and retail. We also have a dedicated vocational cottage where students focus on activities to build daily living skills. Our students also have the opportunity to partake in our creative arts program, which includes music, dance, drama, and other fine arts opportunities.

We are dedicated to teaching our students about healthy living, and allow our students to engage in both our sensory room and cardio-fitness program for regular activity. Throughout the school year, we also take our students on quarterly community outings, like swimming trips and horseback riding.

Utilizing a student-centric, team-based approach, we implement the Maryland State Curriculum and the Syracuse Community Reference-Curriculum Guide for students with moderate to severe disabilities, to help our students transition into the community and lead successful lives. We actively engage parents in our program to help reinforce what’s learned in school in the home environment. Upon graduation, our staff works hard to help our families and students with the transition to adulthood, connecting our parents and students with agencies and appropriate living options.

Because we are part of Sheppard Pratt Health System, our staff has access to the best training, treatment practices, and current technology; this allows us to provide your child with the best education to meet his or her needs. In addition, we actively collaborate with other Health System schools and professionals to ensure that we are sharing experiences, lessons, and best practices across the various special education programs.

Our related services include:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Case management
  • Psychological services
  • Physical therapy
  • School nursing services

Our school, categorized as Type I, is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

 

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