PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families
7010 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 941-8810
Fax: (703) 658-2378
Contact: Piper Phillips Caswell, President & CEO
Joined NAPSEC: 1997
Emotional disability, intellectual disability, behavioral challenges, multiple disabilities, autism, and other health impairment, specific learning disability.
PHILLIPS Program for Children and Families operates two private, non-profit day schools, offering quality special education to exceptional children ages 6-21. The schools are located in Annandale, Virginia, and Laurel, Maryland, and serve students from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary team includes a wide variety of professionals providing many necessary services customized for the needs of each child.
For more than forty years, PHILLIPS has provided a place where children left behind in traditional settings can get the support and education they need to become successful, responsible adults. Our children's lives have been colored by a variety of personal and environmental circumstances, so we tailor our approach to address each child's unique situation. We give our students and their families every advantage: PHILLIPS provides a fresh start, helping children develop critical life skills so they too can enjoy respect, acceptance, and personal achievement. At PHILLIPS we believe any child can overcome adversity, and we help them to prove it every day.
PHILLIPS Family Partners' (operating at our Annandale, VA site) staff works with families to create realistic goals. Family counselors collaborate with schools (including our Annandale school), medical providers and other service providers to ensure a comprehensive, coordinated approach to services including: Family and Child At-Home Counseling, 24 Hour Crisis Intervention, Behavior Autism Spectrum Services Consultation, Mentoring, Assessment, Respite, Parent Nurturing Program, Medicaid Intensive In-Home Services, Individual and Family Therapy, Supervised Visitation, Adoptive Family Assessments, and Community-based Transitional Services.
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 6-21
Age at Admission - 6-21
I.Q. Range Served - ID to gifted
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 180 days
Most children are enrolled in PHILLIPS Schools by their public school system. Usually the admissions process is as follows: (1) Parent and County personnel discuss placement options at the IEP meeting; (2) PHILLIPS receives referral file; (3) PHILLIPS calls parent(s) to arrange free interview; (4) Admissions team reviews child's history; (5) Parents and/or guardians attend interview with child (required).
PHILLIPS conforms to all state and federal regulations barring discrimination with regard to admissions or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or handicapping condition. The schools serve only children with disabilities for which they are certified to provide services.
Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities (VAISEF) and MANSEF.
Virginia, Maryland, Virginia Department of Youth and Family Services, Department of Social Services, DC/DHS, DC Public Schools, and DC Charter Schools.