A Model For Other Programs Throughout The World
For more than 50 years, Linwood has been providing life-changing services to children and adults living with autism. Our founder, the late Jeanne M. Simons, was one of the pioneers in the field. Her early, breakthrough work was unprecedented and is still regarded as a model for the treatment of individuals with autism throughout the world.
Linwood is an approved nonpublic special education school and residential program for students from ages nine through 21. All of our teachers are state-certified and provide not only instruction but positive behavioral supports in the classroom.
As our students “age out” of the school system and become eligible for state-supported adult services, many enter our programs for adults. Our services include supported employment, including the Linwood Center Boutique, a gift and thrift goods on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City; day habilitation and community-based residential programs. With our support, individuals with Autism enjoy being productive, contributing members of the communities where they live.
We believe that each individual who enters our programs has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and that each deserves to live, work and play in an environment filled with encouragement and rich with opportunity. That’s the underlying notion of every program we operate and every service we provide, and it’s one of the reasons why so many families choose Linwood.
Linwood Center is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education to operate a nonpublic special educational program, providing full day and residential special education and related services. Our residential programs are licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources and are approved by the Maryland Autism Medicaid Waiver. The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration licenses Linwood to provide adult supported employment, day habilitation and community-based residential services.