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

Life with A Child with ASD, One Mother’s View

Traveling, Trips & Dining Out: Life with A Child with ASD, One Mother’s View Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) isn’t always easy, and you shouldn’t feel that taking ...
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Benedictine: A legacy of Care

Benedictine: A legacy of Care  RIDGELY, Md. — Along a winding road in Caroline County dotted  with farm fields not far from Tuckahoe State Park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a ...
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Benedictine recognizes employers during National Disability Employment Month

Nationwide campaign takes place each October Each October, the support community for adults with disabilities participates in National Disability Employment Awareness Month to bring attention to the employment needs and ...
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Maryland Charity Campaign draws support for Benedictine

The Maryland Charity Campaign is an annual work place giving campaign that connects state employees with causes that matter. Each fall, pledge cards and the MCC Agency Guide and Directory are distributed to ...
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Benedictine employee receives governor’s citation

Benedictine employee receives governor’s citation RIDGELY, Md., (Sept. 22, 2017) – Every day, direct support professionals touch the lives of those for whom they care. The more than 200 DSPs ...
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A Father’s Love … a lasting legacy

Joey Colburn, one of Benedictine’s first students, thrived in sports and life A father’s love can go beyond what he ever fathomed he could feel for his child. This was ...
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Marinucci joins CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation program

Marinucci joins CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation program Photo & story provided by CBMM Dominic Marinucci of Ridgely, Md., has joined the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St ...
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Benedictine announces the appointments of Duane E. Zentgraf and Theresa Bradley to Board of Directors

RIDGELY, Md. – Benedictine, an organization that cares for more than 200 children and adults with developmental disabilities, announced the appointments of Duane E. Zentgraf and Theresa Bradley to its ...
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2017 Chrome City Ride raises $121,000 for Benedictine Foundation

2017 Chrome City Ride raises $121,000 for Benedictine Foundation Ridgely campus welcomes 2,000 spectators and participants RIDGELY, MD – The Benedictine Programs and Services’16th Annual Chrome City Ride broke previous ...
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The Benedictine School holds successful Fun Day for students for end-of-year celebration

RIDGELY, Md. (June 21, 2017) – The Benedictine School celebrated the end of the school year with festive and fun games, a DJ and delicious food at the school’s annual ...
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To kick off our annual giving campaign we've created a custom Facebook frame! Show your support for Benedictine and update your profile picture today!

Here at Benedictine, we are surrounded by superheroes. Emily, Josh, Nathan, Gretchen - and more than 200 other children and adults we teach and serve are our heroes. Their joy in life - their resolve and their smiles despite their daily challenges - are their superpowers. With your power of support, you too are our hero.
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What an amazing post from our community partners at Arcadia Assisted Living #ExpectAbilityGreg and Barbara not only work hard for us thru our partnership with Benedictine Programs and Services, they truly have nuzzled their way into our hearts. I've never met anyone as sweet as these two. We are so blessed that their paths led them straight to us! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

What an amazing post from our community partners at Arcadia Assisted Living #ExpectAbility

 

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What wonderful comments about our Barbara and Greg. Thank you for giving these special individuals a chance. They, like so many have much to give if given the opportunity.

How absolutely wonderful. A bonus for all.

They are great people! I was blessed to have the opportunity to know them! Keep up the good work!

Don't know Greg but Barbara is so sweet

Love them very much!! Great workers!!

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We want to spread a little kindness today in honor of World Kindness Day. Here's one of our favorite smiles to see here on campus. ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to spread a little kindness today in honor of World Kindness Day. Heres one of our favorite smiles to see here on campus.

 

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Two legendary smiles

Is this Tommy? I cant believe how much he's grown!!! My goodness....

Thank you for sharing this great and inspiring picture of two wonderful people.

Two special people showing so much mutual love and kindness.

Such a precious young man

Love seeing you Sister Mary Agnes♥️

I love both of those smiles!! 😘

Yes.

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Happy Veterans Day!
Benedictine would like to thank and honor all of the military veterans, retired or active, who work for us, including those not pictured. From left are Hospital Corpsman Mulock, Navy; Corporal Johnson, Marines; Machinery Technician Balderson, Coast Guard; Sergeant Bistarkey, Army; and Corporal Smith, Army.
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Happy Veterans Day!
Benedictine would like to thank and honor all of the military veterans, retired or active, who work for us, including those not pictured. From left are Hospital Corpsman Mulock, Navy; Corporal Johnson, Marines; Machinery Technician Balderson, Coast Guard; Sergeant Bistarkey, Army; and Corporal Smith, Army.

 

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Thanks so much for your service in and out of the military.

Mark your calendars! We are hosting three different information sessions in Ridgely, Easton and Dover to answer all your questions about becoming a Direct Support Professional.

DSP Apprenticeship Program Information SessionsNovember 13, 2017, 9:00amRidgely, Easton, Dover
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DSP Apprenticeship Program Information Sessions

2 weeks ago

We invite you to learn more!

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