Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program (formerly Stratford Program)

Address: 1601 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-6440
Fax: 703-247-3162
Principal: Dr. Karen Gerry, karen.gerry@apsva.us

School hours:
Full Day – 9:24 to 4:06 p.m.
Early Release – 9:24 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Web Site: shriver.apsva.us

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program (formerly the Stratford Program) provides special education for students ages 11 to 22 who require extensive program applications due to their intellectual disabilities. Shriver utilizes both classroom and community resources to serve students with specialized educational needs. As part of Arlington’s commitment to a continuum of services, the program provides instruction to assist students with adult placement in the community. Parents and community agencies are an integral part of the planning and services. Shriver Program students work in the community and frequently transition to work sites. Transition plans start at age 14, but actual case management with adult services starts just prior to age 18.

Preparation for adult community living is the primary goal of the Shriver Program. In order to achieve this goal, a wide range of programs are developed to address each student’s needs. Areas of instruction are based on vocational and community skills, daily living skills, communication, leisure, recreation and other independent skills.