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Office of Special Education Services

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21


Special Schools


Carl Sandburg

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg provides instruction for students with learning disabilities and focuses on helping each student compensate for and/or remediate learning problems in a variety of ways. Depending on the severity of the disability, elementary students (Grades Kindergarten—5) are enrolled in school-based elementary learning centers of the Carl Sandburg Center.

Address: 451 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville, MD 20851

Phone: 301-279-8490

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Stephen Knolls

Stephen KnollsStephen Knolls is a special center for students three to twenty-one years of age with severe to profound disabilities and/or intellectual disability. Staff members help students maximize their potential by building on strengths. Students receive instruction to develop skills in areas of academics, communication, mobility, self-help, socialization, and job preparation.

Address: 10731 St. Margaret's Way, Kensington, MD 20895

Phone: 240-740-0050

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John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents - RICA

RICAJohn L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents - RICA is a joint program of Montgomery County Public Schools and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The program serves children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. The goal of the RICA program is to identify, treat, and return students to an appropriate family, community, and academic or vocational setting as soon as possible.

Address: 15000 Broschart Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-251-6900

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Rock Terrace

Rock TerraceRock Terrace serves students with multiple disabilities from Grade 6 through age 21. The primary disabling condition is either mild intellectual disability or a severe specific learning disability.  Additional conditions contributing to the need for a structured separate facility include speech and language disorders, emotional problems, seizure and other medical conditions and physical disabilities.  Instruction focuses on maximizing independence through a planned progression of academic and work activities.  Specialized services help college-bound students with disabilities make a successful transition from high school to college.

Address: 390 Martins Lane, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-279-4940

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Longview

LongviewLongview is a special center that service students in kindergarten through age 21 with severe to profound disabilities and/or intellectual disability. Staff members help students maximize their potential by building on strengths.  Students receive instruction to develop skills in areas of academics, communication, mobility, self-help, socialization, and job preparation.

Address: 13900 Bromfield Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Phone: 301-601-4830

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