Learning for Living at Benedictine

Helping individuals with disabilities for more than 50 years with educational, residential, vocational and day services for children and adults ages 5 and older.

School programs include: functional academics; speech therapy; psychological, psychiatric, social work, counseling and case management; assistive technology; physical and occupational therapy; vocational and transitional services; and intensive collaborative programs designed for students within the Autism Spectrum.

Benedictine Adult Services is a residential and vocational program for adults ages 22 to 60+ who live in the community or in group homes with peers and continue to work within the Benedictine vocational program. 

Benedictine is a fully approved, non-sectarian service provider caring for individuals with special needs without regard to racial, ethnic, or religious background, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Our CORE VALUES are Compassionate Caring,

Dignity of Work and Hospitality.


News and Events

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visits Bendictine

RIDGELY, Md., (July 17, 2018) – On Tuesday, July 17, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Benedictine Programs and Services at the organization’s main campus in Ridgely, Md. After arriving on ...
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History of the Benedictine Industrial Training Center

By: Mary Lynn Wright and Beth Mathis In the mid-1980’s, student’s vocational training prior to age 18 was almost non-existent.  More capable students were able to work for the Busy ...
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The Benedictine School 2018 Graduation Ceremony celebrates 11 students

On the 14th of June, The Benedictine School held its annual graduation ceremony at its campus in Ridgely to celebrate the accomplishments of 11 students. The ceremony recognized the  individual ...
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Benedictine receives $150,000 from Weinberg Foundation

Two-year grant supports programs for adults with developmental disabilities The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is supporting adults with developmental disabilities who live and work on Maryland's Mid-Shore through a ...
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Golfers raise $47,600 at Benedictine Charity Golf Tournament

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (June 4, 2018) - Grey skies gave way to sunshine at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md. as over 50 golfers participated in the 2nd Charity ...
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Benedictine’s Marinucci earns MACS Achievement Award

Dominic Marinucci was presented the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Achievement Award on Wednesday, May 23rd at a ceremony in Baltimore. The MACS Achievement Awards is an annual event ...
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Sysco & Herr’s recognized for 10 years of support for Benedictine’s Swim Meet

RIDGELY, Md., (May 21, 2018) – For ten years Sysco in Pocomoke City, Md., and Herr’s in Seaford, De., have come together to make Benedictine Programs and Services’ annual swim meet ...
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Benedictine’s Spring Benefit raises $217,500

EASTON, Md., (April 28, 2018) –With the tip of a cowboy hat and the click of a few silver spurs, family, friends and generous donors of Benedictine Programs and Services ...
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Caren Parry named Sister Jeanette Award winner

Each year the Board of Directors honors a staff member during Spring Benefit weekend by presenting the Sister Jeanette Award during Friday’s Welcome Reception. The award, established in 2012 in ...
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Benedictine Teacher Awarded Educator of the Year

RIDGELY, Md., (April 4, 2018) – The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) recently announced Benedictine teacher Lorraine Slama as the recipient of this years’ Educator of the ...
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan along with Secretary Beatty and key staff from the Governor's Office, visited Benedictine Programs and Services in Ridgely, Md. for a tour and breakfast reception on July 17, 2018. Lt. Governor Rutherford visited Benedictine Employment and Community Services in Easton, Md. ... See MoreSee Less

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Took a tour of this great place! Great people!

Proud to be an employee of Benedictine OCP.

Greg is an awesome worker, and awesome personality. Always has a smile 🙂

Great people and great facilities!

The Easton Office also had a special visitor yesterday.

Boyd Rutherford
As part of today’s events for Mid-Shore Day, I visited Benedictine Employment and Community Services in Easton with Secretary Beatty from the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Their mission of helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential is so important to Marylanders, and I was thankful for the opportunity to meet with members of the organization.
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My sister Tina works at the Benedictine school!

Governor Larry Hogan stopped by campus to see our mission at work and took time to meet some of the students that learn and live here at Benedictine! #MidShoreDay

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We miss Greg at District Court building 🎈

Wow, this is awesome!! Congrats, Barry!!

David Severn Sherri Ann Sadler

Have you been to our Sweetly Made bakery in Denton? They have treats, gifts, and the best crew around!

Downtown Denton Main Street
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Benedictine BBQ fundraisers sponsored by Mid Shore Board of Realtors is underway. What a crowd! ... See MoreSee Less

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That was a lot of pit beef sandwiches. More than 200. Announcing total raised on Monday. Thanks to everyone for coming out.

That BBQ was delicious! Please do this again!

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