Resources for Children with Asperger Syndrome/Autism in Maryland

Asperger Syndrome, or Autism, shows up in various degrees in children.Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½ It is important to find a teacher or educational system that will provide a unique curriculum that will cater to their specific needs.Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½ The State of Maryland has a program called the Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) program where it partners with various schools to help special-needs children learn along with children who don’t have special-needs.Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½ Howard County has 15 schools (some listed below)Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½participating in this program.Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½ Here are a few:

1. Bollman Bridge Elementary School
2. Deep Run Elementary School
3. Waterloo Elementary School
4. Fulton Elementary School
5. Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School
6. Rockburn Elementary School
7. Illchester Elementary School

Some Montgomery County offers valuble resources and information on educational facilities in the DC metro area.�¯�¿�½ The Preschool Education Program (PEP) offers a specialized early childhood education program.�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ Maryland has programs for early childhood�¯�¿�½ assessment and another for infants and toddlers.�¯�¿�½ There are also early intervention programs in several counties in the state that will provide family support and resources to help them take care of their child.�¯�¿�½ The Maryland Association of NonPublic Education�¯�¿�½Facilities (MANSEF)�¯�¿�½ provides a list of non-public schools that cater to children with special needs.�¯�¿�½ They are listed by county and serve a variety of special needs.�¯�¿�½ The Ivymount School, Oakmont School, Community School of Maryland(caters�¯�¿�½exclusively to autistic children), and the Frost Center are some that have programs geared towards autistic children.�¯�¿�½ You will need to look for the code (14) to be sure that it is available at the school.�¯�¿�½ To get more information about school bus transportation options for your child visit the School Transportation News�¯�¿�½site.�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½Although there is beginning to be a greater awareness of asperger syndrome/autism, partly due to an increase in diagnosis, the information is somewhat limited and not easily found. Hopefully this information will provide just enough information to send�¯�¿�½ you on your way.

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