Sherwood Center’s Special Education Program is a comprehensive, school program that operates 225 days a year, including an eight-week extended term during the summer. Students, K-21, are referred to our program through their public school districts when a specialized school environment is recommended for the success of the student.

The program operates Monday-Friday from 8:15am-2:30pm during the regular school year and from 8:15am-2pm during extended school year. Services are provided in a small staff to participant ratio (1:1 to 1:3). Each student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), that identifies individualized goals and objectives that determine programming.

Programming emphasis may include:

  •  Academics
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Social Skills
  • Transition Services
  • Vocational Training

Community Based Instruction

Community based instruction is a vital activity of Special Education. Students are able to go out into the community weekly and encouraged to take skills learned in the classroom and adapt them to other environments, such as shopping, restaurants, movies, parks and nature trails, local exhibits or other endeavors. Repeated exposure helps students learn appropriate social skills needed to participate in the community.

Transition Services

As our students get older, we assist them and their families to prepare for new environments and ultimately passage into adult life.

For more information, please contact us at or call (816) 333-3344. We are located at 8030 Ward Parkway Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64114.