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Arrow Center for Education Fair Meadows Campus



2416 Creswell Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21015

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Kate Corbin
(410) 734 - 0560

kate.corbin@arrow.org
Disabilities Served:

Emotional disability, learning disabilities, other health impairment


Comments:

Serves 45 students from Harford County, working in partnership with HCPS. Positive behavioral interventions and support are implemented. School has received NCASES accreditation. Tours available upon request.

Auburn School (The)



7401 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21208

Grades: K-8
Ages: 5-13
Setting: Day
Disabilities Served:

Learning, communication, executive function, language, and social disabilities


Comments:

Educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges in the areas of communication, social thinking and learning, executive functioning, pragmatic language, and organization.

Baltimore Academy (The)



3800 Frederick Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21229

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 12-18
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Ed Ball
(410) 233 - 1400

eball@baltimoreacademy.org
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Program serves male and female adolescents who are exhibiting serious emotional and behaviour disorders and who are not yet able to function in less restrictive school settings. Located on the grounds of Mountain Manor Treatment Centers.

Baltimore Lab School



2220 Saint Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-19
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Annette Fallon
(410) 261 - 5500

annettte.fallon@baltimorelabschool.org
Disabilities Served:

Bright, motivated children with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, more.


Comments:

College-preparatory, arts-based curriculum, individualized instruction, experienced faculty, low student-teacher ratios, a commitment to intellectual curiosity, and creative uses of technology.

Benedictine School (The)



14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660

Grades: certificate program
Ages: 5-21
Setting: Day, Residential
Cindy Thornton
(410) 634 - 2112

admissions@benschool.org
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism


Comments:

Mission is to assist individuals with disabilities in becoming as independent as possible; to make wise use of leisure time; and to live and work in a community setting.

Beth Tfiloh Congregation



3300 Old Court Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208

Grades: 1-4
Ages: 6-10
Disabilities Served:

Language-based learning differences


Comments:

The Meir Program’s specially-trained teachers engage students’ interest using a multi-sensory approach to convey the beauty and joy of our Jewish tradition and inspire them to be proud and caring Jews.

Children's Guild (The)



410 E. Jeffrey St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

Grades: K-12
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Disabilities Served:

Developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, autism, mental illness


Comments:

Programs offered for grades K through 12, vocational program available through age 21.

Chimes



4810 Seton Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215

Grades: K-3
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Mary Schaefer
(410) 358 - 8270

mschaefer@chimes.org
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual Limitations, multiple disabilities, Autism, behavioral challenges


Comments:

We offer an 11 month non-graded educational program to students ages 5 to 21 and a new special education program for students in elementary school, grades K – 3. Adults services include day, vocational, residential and employment options.

Cornerstone Academy



17455 Old Frederick Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
Setting: Day
Martha Zeher
(301) 829 - 4730

mzeher@cornerstone-academy.org
Disabilities Served:

Cornerstone Academy serves students with ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorder, PDD, processing disorders and Aspergers. We meet the needs of students who fall between the cracks of public and other private schools.


Comments:

Helps children struggling with learning differences to graduate from high school. Taking academically challenged students and removing the emotional blocks to learning and meeting their full potential.

DNS Kennedy Krieger at Southern High School



4400 Solomon Island Rd.
Harwood, MD 20776

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 14-18
MSDE Approvals: Type II
Setting: day
Dr. Arthur Hill
(443) 923 - 7781


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance, other health impairment, specific learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury


Comments:

Partnership program aims to integrate students with special needs with other students by holding private classes in a public school setting. Class sizes are small and curricula is supported by each student’s goals. Students have access to all indoor and outdoor facilities at SHS, and are able to participate in extracurriculars and school events.

Echelon Academy



900 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Grades: K-12
Ages: 5-20
MSDE Approvals: Non Public
Setting: Day
Kelly Mazzeo
(301) 570 - 0999

admissions@echelonacademy.com
Disabilities Served:

LD, ADHD, ADD, Social, Language, Processing, Dyslexia


Comments:

Brady Aaron Program serves students with special needs who pay privately or are publically funded. Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction, and personalized services are provided as needed at additional cost. The school emphasizes technology and fine arts.

Forbush School at Anne Arundel (The)



648 Old Mill Rd.
Millersville, MD 21108

Grades: non graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: type II
Setting: Day
Marjan Naghavi
(410) 729 - 9181

mnaghavi@sheppardpratt.org
Disabilities Served:

autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and other related disorders


Comments:

11-month program aims to improve students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in order to help them to transition to public schools or the adult community. Related services include language and speech therapy, vocational training, and home observation, among others.

Forbush School at Glyndon (The)



407 Central Ave.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Grades: K-12
Ages: 2-21
MSDE Approvals: type I
Setting: day
Jim Truscello
(410) 938 - 4747

jtruscello@sheppardpratt.org
Disabilities Served:

emotional and behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other related disorders


Comments:

12-month program aims to improve students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in order to help them to transition to public schools or the adult community. Related services include physical therapy, crisis intervention, and family counseling, among others.

Glyndon Campus (Nursery, Elementary/Middle, Autism Program)
407 Central Avenue
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Hannah More Campus (High School Program)
12039 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Forbush School at Hunt Valley (The)



11201 Pepper Rd.
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Grades: non-graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Tim Yearick
(410) 527 - 9505

tyearick@sheppardpratt.org
Disabilities Served:

complex intellectual and behavioral disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and other related disorders


Comments:

12-month program aims to improve students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in order to help them to transition to public schools or the adult community. Related services include occupational therapy, case management, and psychological services, among others. Field trips are also provided.

Gateway School



5900 Metro Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215

Ages: 2-12
Setting: Day
Jill Berie
(410) 318 - 6780

hasa@hasa.org
Disabilities Served:

Communications disorders related to autism, developmental delay, hearing loss, or speech-language disability


Comments:

Program of The Hearing and Speech Agency, the school boasts a state-of-the-art campus and curricula catered to each student’s communication, educational, social, and behavioral needs.

Glenwood Academy



16151 Old Frederick Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771-3337

Grades: PK-12th
Ages: 2-18
Setting: Day
Cheryl Stradling
(410) 489 - 6959

administration@glenwoodacademy.com
Disabilities Served:

Learning disabilities such as ADHD and language based learning disabilities


Comments:

Glenwood Academy is a small private school located in Western Howard County, MD. We specialize in children with learning differences such as ADHD and language based learning disabilities. Our campus is located in a beautiful wooded setting that was chosen specially for our ADHD students who need to get outside regularly throughout the day. The nature paths throughout the woods were made for science and exploration, while the open areas provide ample room for other activities. The children feel safe and are given the freedom and guidance to flourish into their best selves. It is not the child that needs to change but rather the approach.

Glenwood Academy empowers ADHD students with language-based learning disabilities: such as, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyslexia, and language processing difficulties through a multi-sensory, developmental, language-intensive curriculum. Private specialists integrate the skills taught within the classroom setting. They work as a team with the classroom teachers to provide the best language intensive education possible! Our Project-focused curriculum integrates academic rigor with cutting-edge technologies. We can only accomplish this by limiting our class size to 10. ALL of our students discover his or her individual potential for greatness!

Good Shepherd School



4100 Maple Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21227

Grades: 8-12
Ages: girls 13-18
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Nancy Corrigin
(410) 247 - 2770

admissions@gssmaryland.org
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities


Comments:

All-girls, self-contained facility within Good Shepherd Services that implements individualized education plans and offers GED test preparation program.

Gow School (The)



2491 Emery Rd.
South Wales, NY 14139

Grades: 7-12
Setting: Residential
Douglas B. Cotter
(716) 687 - 2001

admissions@gow.org
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities


Comments:

Boarding school with an average classes size of 3-7 students and an emphasis on college preparation. Summer programs available.

Hannah More School at Severna Park High School



60 Robinson Rd.
Severna Park, MD 21146

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 14-21
MSDE Approvals: Type II
Setting: day
Leslie Kee
(410) 544 - 0900

lkee@sheppardpratt.org
Disabilities Served:

Autism spectrum disorder and emotional disabilities


Comments:

Two classes that meet each student’s IEP goals while implementing the Anne Arundel Public School Curriculum, allowing students to integrate in Severna Park High School’s educational program.

Harbour School (The) - Annapolis



1277 Green Holly Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21409

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Dr. Linda Jacobs
(410) 974 - 4248

info@harbourschool.org
Disabilities Served:

Speech or language impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism


Comments:

Caters program to individual students’ needs and learning styles. Provides services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, job coaching, and social skills instruction.

Harbour School (The) - Baltimore



11251 Dolfield Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Dr. Linda Jacobs
(443) 394 - 3760

info@harbourschool.org
Disabilities Served:

Speech or language impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism


Comments:

Caters program to individual students’ needs and learning styles. Provides services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, job coaching, and social skills instruction.

High Road Academy



9705 Washington Blvd.
Laurel, MD 20723

Grades: 3-12
Ages: 8-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Disabilities Served:

Primarily specific learning disabilities, as well as speech and language impairments, other health impairments, nonverbal learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, emotional disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.


Comments:

Specializes in research-based academic interventions for students with specific learning disabilities. Speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling provided in accordance with student IEP. Diploma only students.

High Road School of Baltimore County



7707 German Hill Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21222

Grades: 2-12
Ages: 7-21
Setting: Day
Danielle Peck
(410) 282 - 8500

dpeck@highroadschool.com
Disabilities Served:

emotional/behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities under IDEA


Comments:

Students are referred from local public school systems. Follows a model with three components: Academics, Behavior Interventions/Counseling, and Transition Services. Offers an Extended School Year Program (ESY).

High Road School of Cecil Co.& the Cecil Alternative Program



3035 Singerly Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921

Grades: K-12
Ages: 7-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Louis Guertin
(410) 398 - 6900

lguertin@highroadschool.com
Disabilities Served:

Behavioral and social-emotional issues


Comments:

45-day Interim Alternative Education Program (IAEP) that focuses primarily on counseling; aims to help students transition back to home schools.

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy



4400 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Nancy Hale
(215) 222 - 2566

nhale@hmsschool.org
Disabilities Served:

Multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment


Comments:

Offers both a residential and day program, which include education, consultation, health, and transition services; provides an Extended School Year (ESY) program.

Kennedy Krieger - Fairmount Campus



1750 E. Fairmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Grades: PreK-9
Ages: 3-up
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Brooke Shivers
(443) 923 - 4589

shiversb@kennedykrieger.org
Disabilities Served:

Autism, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury


Comments:

Offers individualized instruction in all areas of study, field trips, computer access, behavioral intervention, and other services.

Kennedy Krieger LEAP Program



3825 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Grades: Non-graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Becky Chaney
(443) 923 - 4574

chaney@kennedykrieger.org
Disabilities Served:

Autism, intellectual disabilities


Comments:

LEAP stands for Lifeskills & Education for students with Autism & other Pervasive behavioral challenges. Intensive, 12-month program for students referred by their local school system. Offers additional services like sensory integration, expressive therapy and fitness programs.

Kennedy Krieger School - Montgomery County Campus



12301 Academy Way
Rockville, MD 20852

Grades: 2-8
Ages: 7-21
Setting: Day
Maureen Wheeler
(443) 923 - 4128

WheelerMa@kennedykrieger.org
Disabilities Served:

Autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Serves students working toward a high school diploma. Those from Montgomery County are given preference. Offers career and future preparation through work based learning (WBL) and community-based instruction.

Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus (High School)



3825 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 14-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Patrick Seay
(443) 923 - 7800

seayp@kennedykrieger.org
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual disability, speech or language impairment, emotional disorder, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism


Comments:

Referrals are accepted via the nonpublic school placement offices of public school districts. Parents should use the IEP process of their child’s school district to seek placement.

Legacy School (The)



115 Terrapin Dr.
Sykesville, MD 21784

Grades: 1-8
Setting: Day
Jamie Caplan
(410) 549 - 1717

jcaplan@legacyschoolmd.org
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other related language-based learning differences.


Comments:

An innovative, multi-sensory school for children with language-based learning weaknesses. One-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring offered to those reading below grade level.

Linwood School



3421 Martha Bush Dr.
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Grades: non-graded
Ages: 5-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Genese Neal
(410) 465 - 1352

gneal@linwoodcenter.org
Disabilities Served:

autism and related developmental disabilities


Comments:

Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to provide a non-graded special education and related services program for students with autism with additional residential components; provides instruction in core areas of study, as well as music therapy, career development, and personal management

Mann Residential School (The)



Sheppard Pratt Health System, 6501 N. Charles St., P.O. Box 6815
Baltimore, MD 21285

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: residential
Thomas Graham
(410) 938 - 4498


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Full-day, 12-month special and general education school offered to residents of the treatment center. Aids in cognitive, social, and emotional development. Offers courses in art, technology skills, and computer skills, as well as access to a multi-media library and gymnasium.

Maryland School for the Blind (The)



3501 Taylor Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21236

Grades: K-12
Ages: birth-22
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day,residential,outreach
Ruth Hynson
(410) 444 - 5000

ruthh@mdschblind.org
Disabilities Served:

blind, visual impairment, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Early child intervention; on campus day and residential program; statewide outreach program; extended school year and summer program

Maryland School for the Deaf - Columbia Campus



8169 Old Montgomery Rd.
Columbia, MD 21043

Grades: Early Childhood thru Middle School
Setting: Day, Residential
Dawniela Patterson
(410) 696 - 3027, (240) 575 - 2966 (video phone)

dawniela.patterson@msd.edu
Disabilities Served:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (hearing impaired)


Comments:

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) offers early intervention services to Deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers (birth to age 4 years), as well as a complete academic program for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Preschool (full day) through High School.

Maryland School for the Deaf - Frederick Campus



101 Clarke Place
Frederick, MD 21701

Grades: Early Childhood through High School (21 years)
Setting: Day, Residential
G. Kevin Strachan
(301) 360 - 2000, (240) 575 - 2966 (video phone)

kevin.strachan@msd.edu
Disabilities Served:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (hearing impaired)


Comments:

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) offers early intervention services to Deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers (birth to age 4 years), as well as a complete academic program for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Preschool (full day) through High School.

New Visions Academy (The)



7130 Rutherford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
Setting: day
Alle Brown
(410) 298 - 2691

allen.brown@thementornetwork.com
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Odyssey School (The)



3257 Bridle Ridge Lane
Stevenson, MD 21153

Grades: K-8
Ages: 5-13
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia, Language Learning Differences


Comments:

The Odyssey School serves children ages five thru Grade 8 with dyslexia and other language learning differences. Specialized instruction empowers students to build academic skills, celebrate talents, and become strong self-advocates enabling future success in independent and public high schools. Find The Odyssey School online at www.theodysseyschool.org. What begins here changes everything.

Tuition for 2017-2018 is $31,300.

Pathways School (The) - Anne Arundel



8055 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 302
Pasadena, MD 21122

Grades: 9-12
Ages: 15-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Dr. Tania DuBeau
(410) 863 - 1415


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

Phillips School - Laurel



8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723

Grades: 3-12
Ages: 8-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Stacey Barnes
(301) 470 - 1620

stacey.barnes@phillipsprograms.org
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, behavioral disabilities


Comments:

Ridge School of Anne Arundel County (The)



16 Romig Dr.
Crownsville, MD 21032

Grades: 8-12
Ages: 13-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Tiwanna Cook
(410) 923 - 6410


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Shafer Center for Early Intervention (The)



11500 Cronridge Dr., Suite 130
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 18 months to 15 years
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: Day
Alana Ditan
(410) 517 - 1113

info@shafercenter.com
Disabilities Served:

autism


Comments:

Shorehaven School



1040 Singerly Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921

Grades: non-graded
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Dr. Janice Moore
(410) 398 - 9850

edudirector@shorehaveninc.com
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism.


Comments:

St. Anselm Program/St. Stephen's Classical Christian Academy



2275 Liberty Rd.
Eldersburg, MD 21784

Grades: 1-8
Ages: 6-14
Setting: Day
John Dykes
(410) 795 - 1249

ststephenscca@gmail.com
Disabilities Served:

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Discalculia


Comments:

St. Anselm is a program within our Academy that allows students to dual enroll in both mainstream classes while also receiving pull-out instruction as needed. Students can also enroll full time in the St. Anselm program.

St. Elizabeth School



801 Argonne Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Grades: 1-12
Ages: 6-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Judy Malin
(410) 889 - 5054

jmalin@stelizabeth-school.org
Disabilities Served:

Intellectual disability, speech or language impairment, emotional disability, orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury; developmental, health and multiple disabilities.


Comments:

Strawbridge School - The Board of Child Care



3300 Gaither Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

Grades: 5-12
Ages: 10-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Angela Chambers
(410) 496 - 5606


Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance


Comments:

The Arrow Center For Education – TANGRAM



8830 Orchard Tree Lane, Suites 8824-30
Towson, MD 21286

Setting: Day
Nancy Barnes
(410) 657 - 2330

acetangram@arrow.org
Disabilities Served:

autism


Comments:

Trellis School (The)



14550 A York Road
Sparks, MD 21152

Grades: Prek to 5
Ages: 2 to 12 years
Setting: day
Josselyn Ensor
(443) 330 - 7900

jensor@trellisservices.com
Disabilities Served:

Speech and language impairment, autism


Comments:

Instructional model incorporates the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a focus on B.F. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Instruction is individualized, with a programmatic 1:1 learner:instructor ratio for learners.

UCP Delrey School



3610 Commerce Dr., Suite 804-805
Baltimore, MD 21227

Ages: 2-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Dorothy Lemon-Thompson
(410) 314 - 5000

dlemonthompson@uc2.org
Disabilities Served:

Multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, and deaf/blind


Comments:

Villa Maria School



1370 Brass Mill Rd.
Belcamp, MD 21017

Setting: Non-public education
Rick Frank
(410) 297 - 4100

rfrank@cc-md.org
Disabilities Served:

mild and moderate learning disabilities, social and emotional challenges


Comments:

Implementing the Core Content Standards and extensive therapeutic services; admission by local public school system referral only.

Villa Maria School - Timonium



2300 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

Grades: 5-9
Ages: 10-15
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Agatha Callahan
(410) 252 - 6343


Disabilities Served:

emotional disability, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Woodbourne Center, Inc. - Woodbourne School



1301 Woodbourne Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21239

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 12-18
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day, residential
Linda C. Carter
(410) 433 - 1000

lcarter@woodbourne.org
Disabilities Served:

emotional disturbance, mental retardation, multiple disabilities


Comments:

Youth in Transition School



7130 Rutherford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

Grades: 6-12
Ages: 11-21
MSDE Approvals: Type I
Setting: day
Wanda Young
(410) 944 - 9994

wyoung@ncianet.org
Disabilities Served:

autism, mental retardation, emotional disturbance


Comments:

Vocational programming provided.