Author: Devon Bistarkey

School Staff Participate in Sensory Training
03 Apr

Benedictine School staff arrived back to work following their Easter weekend break to participate in a fully interactive time of professional development.  The first seminar on “Sensory Diets” gave staff the opportunity to experience four sensory-motor rotations led by our Occupational and Physical therapy teams (Theresa Rainey, OT; Amanda Lord, Susan Davis, and Dana Swain, […]

We’re so impressed – A Success Story
29 Mar

Caila didn’t say a word, but started smiling ear to ear when we visited during her shift at Subway in Denton, Md. She went into the ladies room to fix herself up – she was clearly proud of her accomplishment. Through hospitality training classes she has learned valuable employment skills, and has recently earned a […]

“See me as kindhearted and generous”
15 Mar

When customers enter Katie Mae’s restaurant in Preston, Md., they are greeted with a warm smile. “I like to meet new people, and I like the opportunity to be in the community,” said Marissa.  For over two years, Marisa has been employed at the family-operated restaurant with a growing list of responsibilities from preparing place […]

“See me as your coworker”
12 Mar

Meet Isiah: After graduating Queen Anne County High School in Centreville, Isiah did what most students do – started his job pursuit. While this path looks different from student to student, for Isiah his first steps were to enroll at Benedictine’s Community Services and Training Center. There he learned how his interests and talents can help […]

Mid-Shore Community Foundation tours Benedictine
12 Mar

Frances Stevens Fund benefits new Multi-Sensory Environment Center A recent grant award from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation is making a difference in the lives of children with developmental disabilities at the Benedictine School. This past fall, MSCF awarded $8,756 from the Frances Stevens Fund to Benedictine Programs and Services to purchase equipment for the Multi-Sensory […]

Benedictine participates in Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature 2018
26 Feb

Benedictine staff and clients joined a record 800 supporters who came together to educate and advocate during Developmental Disability Day at the Legislature 2018, Thursday, Feb. 22 in Annapolis. The annual event is sponsored by the Developmental Disabilities Coalition which is comprised of five organizations that are dedicated to the rights and quality of life […]

‘Coffee with a Cop’ goes beyond cream and sugar  By DENAE SPIERING dspiering@chespub.com With the goal of “building relationships one cup at a time,” the Easton Police Department hosted a “Coffee with a Cop” session, Friday, Feb. 16, at Benedictine’s Community Services and Training Center on Goldsborough Street in Easton. As one of many “Coffee […]

Benedictine School receives national accreditation
15 Feb

Source: Times-Record View Original Article here Benedictine School in Ridgely recently earned a two-year accreditation through 2020 from the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services. The accreditation places the Benedictine School among 26 institutions in the nation to receive the honor out of about 200 special education schools. As a national commission […]