Multiple Disabilities Program

  • The Heroes

    The HEROES Program (Helping Everyone Realize Our Exceptional Skills) provides individualized support for behavioral, sensory, communication, and instructional needs for students identified with intellectual or multiple disabilities. 

    Our program offers:

    • Small Class Size - program classrooms have a typical student-to-staff ratio of 2 to 1. There are typically four to five students in each classroom.
    • Adapted Curriculum - The teachers in the MD Heroes program use the Unique Learning System Ⓡ that is aligned with the Virginia ASOLs and provides a solid academic experience for students on a functional curriculum. 
    • Intensive Supports - Classroom teams consist of a Licensed Special Education teacher, trained instructional assistant. Additional support is provided by: Speech and Language Pathologists, Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) Occupational Therapists, School psychologists, Music therapist, School counselor, School Social worker,  and Assistive Technology professionals.
    • Family and Community Engagement - Quality of life for our students is the work of community educators, parents, and professionals coming together for one purpose. The instructional team communicates collaboratively with families and appropriate community agencies while linking them to available resources to assist with the transition to adulthood.  
    • Progress Monitoring - The classroom team uses prescriptive assessments to develop an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for each student. Progress is continually monitored. Instructional decisions are based on data that is reviewed every 4.5 weeks. Student achievement is reported to families every 4.5 weeks.