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

Occupational Therapy Month: Meet Susan

As part of Occupational Therapy Month, we are featuring a member of our therapy team each week! Meet Susan, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who has been at Benedictine for ...
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April is Occupational Therapy Month: Meet Theresa

April is Occupational Therapy Month! OT's are part of a vitally important profession here at Benedictine that helps students participate in the things they want and need to do through ...
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Alumni News: Graduate earns bronze at Special Olympics

Benedictine School graduate Andrew C. recently took home multiple bronze medals at this year’s 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 14–21, ...
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Benedictine’s annual Spring Benefit: A Night at the Races, set for May 4th

Benedictine’s annual Spring Benefit fundraising event is set for Saturday, May 4th at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Md. Guests are invited to experience A Night at the Races at ...
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Freas Foundation funds therapeutic bikes and seating for Benedictine students

Freas Foundation funds therapeutic bikes and seating for Benedictine students RIDGELY, Md., (March 15, 2019) – A recent Freas Foundation grant funded therapeutic seating for each of Benedictine’s special education ...
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Koons Toyota of Easton donates to Benedictine’s Annual Fund Campaign: Inspired to Give

EASTON, Md., (Dec. 12, 2018) – This giving season, Koons Toyota of Easton, made a contribution to Benedictine’s Annual Fund Campaign: Inspired to Give, in support of children and adults ...
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Students participate in St. Michael’s – Talbot Street Parade

We had so much fun at the Christmas in St. Michaels - Talbot Street Parade! This tradition and experience is made possible by caring volunteers and supporters at the Chesapeake ...
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Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund awards Benedictine $100K

The Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) awards $100,000 grant to make necessary capital improvements to address health, safety and handicap-accessibility concerns in seven of Benedictine’s group homes in ...
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Benedictine’s Advocacy Coalition of the Eastern Shore was honored with a visit by Dept. Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor

Benedictine’s Advocacy Coalition of the Eastern Shore, or A.C.E.S, was honored with a visit by Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, along with Eastern Shore Outreach ...
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Happy Easter❤

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Love it & the group!

Happy Easter to All

As part of Occupational Therapy Month, we are featuring a member of our therapy team each week! Meet Susan, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who has been at Benedictine for seven years. Working in a variety of settings including public schools, group homes, adult day care, and nursing homes, Susan has more than 35 years of experience in OT.

Susan started her educational path in special education and then made the decision to enter the therapy field when a friend recommended a position at an adult day care facility she worked at. Susan found the work interesting and landed the job. It was then she knew she would make it her career. A year later she was in occupational therapy school in Duluth, Minnesota.

Today, the best part of her job is seeing her students make progress with everyday activities so that they can assimilate out into the community. She loves helping students feel good about themselves if they are having a difficult day and helps them to celebrate small victories. Each year she looks forward to watching her students cross the stage at graduation.

About the pictures: Susan works with Maddie on Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, with the goal of independence. The two work on home life skills such as vacuuming, bed making, preparing snacks, dish washing, and folding clothes. Maddie is set to graduate this year, making these skills important for transitioning to a more independent household.
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Ms Susan one of the best.

She is awesome - we’ve worked together since she came and I have enjoyed every minute ... and learned so much!

Yes! The spirit of Benedictine lives on in the life and the wonderful staff and students who always give the gift that keeps on giving❤️ I will always remember Sister Jeannette saying, “we learned from our students, they didn’t learn from us” words of wisdom that I keep close in my heart as I continue my journey working with not only special needs children but children in general! 🙂

Susie... so proud of you and all you do at Benedictine! ❤️

Love our COTAs!!!

Love my team!!

Love me some Suzie Davis!

Our girls are the best.

Love it!

Yay, Suzie!!!

Students in our Maryland DORS Hospitality Class visited Fairfield Inn & Suitesites to see how the hotel stays ready for guests by learning how to clean and prepare hallways, carpets, and the dining area. Thank you, Mr. Waitman, and Fairfield staff, for giving us the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to work at a hotel! ... See MoreSee Less

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Terrific. Nice experience for the ladies and gentlemen.

Terrific. Nice experience for the ladies and gentlemen.

How fantastic ... what a dedicated crew!!

I stay there whenever I visit my son who is a resident at Benedictine.

Is that Emily?

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