Workshops Offered by Local Special Education Facility

The Benedictine School in Ridgely, Maryland is offering 5 workshops in May for parents or professionals working with disabled children. The title of the series is “Come Learn the Tools of the Trade”. The first workshop will be May 12th 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and held on the school’s campus on #312N outside the town of Ridgely. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $65.00 per individual.

For more information and registration details, contact Dave Slama, Training Coordinator, at (410) 634-2112 or email him at

May 12, 2009 Learning the Path to Lifeskills Independence
May 13, 2009 One Classroom Teacher’s Bag of Tricks
May 14, 2009 The “How To” of Transitioning to Adult Services
May 20, 2009 Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior
May 21, 2009 Meeting the Challenges of Educating Individuals with Autism

The Benedictine School is a nationally recognized education facility for approximately 100 children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Located outside the town of Ridgely, the school serves local, regional and international special needs populations. Founded in 1959, Benedictine is a 10-month day and residential school for individuals aged 5 to 21with various disabilities such as mental retardation, multiple handicaps and autism. An Extended School Year Program and limited respite care are also available. Additional programs prepare our students to develop independence and live and work in the community.

The Benedictine School is celebrating its 50th year of providing “learning for living” opportunities for the children and adults served.

For more information, check Benedictine’s website: or call (410) 634-2112.