Kilmer Special Education Center
8102 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
571-226-8440
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Grades Ages 5 - 21
 
Principal Michael Romanelli
mjromanelli1@fcps.edu
 
FCPS Programs
 
Special Features
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication: students utilize a variety of supports to communicate their needs, from simple picture symbols to the most current augmentative communication devices.
  • Sensory Room: a specially designed darkened room where students can experience a variety of sensory based activities using accommodations such as switches to activate unique pieces of equipment and experience alternative positioning options
  • Sibling Day: school aged siblings spend a day with their disabled brothers and sisters, learning what their school day is like and sharing thoughts, insights and feelings on what it is like to have a disabled sibling
  • SibShops: after school sessions open to siblings of students with disabilities from other FCPS schools
  • Vocational education
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Specially designed physical education, music, and art
 
Business Partnership
  • Jill's House
 
Attendance Area This school is part of Cluster 2 and the Marshall HS pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.

School Summary
Kilmer Center is a Fairfax County Public School for students, ages 5-21, with intellectual disabilities (severe), autism, and intellectual disabilities. Curriculum areas include: personal management, recreation and leisure, school and community, vocational, motor skills, functional academics, communication, and social competence. Students participate in activities in the school setting and in the community, with ample opportunities to demonstrate the abilities they have developed in a variety of environments with both the disabled and non-disabled. Using a transdisciplinary model that seeks input from all disciplines working with a student (school staff, speech/language, physical and occupational therapy, vision and hearing, physical education, music, physicians, and other outside resources), services are integrated to create an educational program that addresses the individual needs of each student. Teachers and specialists collaborate to develop IEP goals and objectives, behavior strategies, and to identify the supports necessary to allow students to successfully transition to less restrictive educational settings.

Students with intellectual disabilities (severe) participate in a Life Skills Curriculum, supported by a teacher, public health training assistant, and public health attendant. Class size can range from 4-8 students. This staffing provides the direct assistance necessary for students to interact with their environment.

Students in the Transition Program are also supported by a teacher, public health training assistant and public health attendant. This special program has a lower student to staff ratio (4-6:3) to support students with autism and intellectual disabilities, who present challenging behaviors. The curriculum is based upon the cognitive levels of the students and emphasizes a strong functional academic component in which communication skills are emphasized.

Kilmer Center is a fully accredited school, based upon results from the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).

Kilmer Center strives to be a school that:

  • Provides an enriched, stimulating, and safe educational environment for all students, where they can be challenged toward greater levels of independence and integrated into the community.
  • Provides opportunities for students to experience the general curriculum.
  • Works with families to promote cooperative relationships that enhance their quality of life.
  • Supports teacher collaboration through a school wide approach to Professional Learning Communities
  • Uses technology to enhance student independence, communication, and instruction

Last Updated: 2013-01-25