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Rivermont Schools - Special Education

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Rivermont Schools - Special Education

Rivermont Schools provides a therapeutic educational program for students, ages 5-22, with special needs, including autism who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting.  Rivermont's Mission is to help students learn to manage their behaviors so they can return to their home schools, graduate and become productive citizens.

Classes are small, usually eight to 10 students, and are taught by special education instructors and counselors. Together, these professionals help students reach acceptable standards of behavior and academic levels in the typical school environment. Teachers coordinate the course of study with the student's public school to ensure a smooth transition when the student is ready to return to that setting.  Our skilled and experienced team teaches students to relay upon their personal strengths in order to solve problems, make better choices and achieve both short and long term success.

Rivermont Schools has immediate openings for special education teachers at several locations and is currently offering a two-thousand-dollar sign-on bonus and up to five thousand dollars in relocation expenses. 

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Our Curriculum
  • The teaching and learning experience
  • Social skills development
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Family support
  • Pre-vocational training
  • Positive behavior reinforcement
Our Treatment Team
  • Board certified behavior analysts
  • Certified special education teachers
  • Mental health counselors
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapists
  • School administrators
Our Students

We serve students with emotional, behavioral, learning and developmental disabilities including autism, intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury.

Our Brochure

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Rivermont Autism Program

The Rivermont Autism Program (RAP) provides academic and behavioral services for students in grades K-12.  RAP focuses on family-centered, evidence based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  Individualized programs provide:

  • Academics

  • Behavior management
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living and vocational skills

More about the Rivermont Autism Program

Rivermont School Locations

Rivermont School Locations
Rivermont School Locations

We are growing!

Would you like to grow with us? Would a Centra Rivermont School be a valuable resource in your community? We are always available to discuss the possibility of opening a Centra Rivermont School in your locality. For more information, please contact Lloyd Tannenbaum Ed.D., Director of Centra Rivermont Schools, at 434.942.9638, 434.200.6567 or  Fax to 434.200.4449

Referrals & Application

Referrals & Application
Referrals & Application

Students are referred to Centra Rivermont Schools through public school systems' special education departments in conjunction with Community Policy and Management Teams (CPMT) and Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT).

Rivermont School Application & Referral Packet

Rivermont Autism Program

The application below is specific to the Rivermont Autism Program, a service of Rivermont Schools.

Accreditation and Licensing

Accreditation and Licensing
Accreditation and Licensing
  • Centra Rivermont Schools are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education.
  • All class credits earned are fully transferable.
  • All Centra Rivermont Schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancedED-SACS).
  • Licensed by the Virginia Board of Education

For more information & Leadership

For more information & Leadership
For more information & Leadership

For additional information, please contact Lloyd Tannenbaum, Ed.D., Director of Centra Rivermont Schools, at 434.942.9638, 434.200.6567 or  Fax to 434.200.4449.

About Dr. Tannenbaum

  • BA, from American University, Washington, D.C.
  • MA, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Ed.D,  Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech)



Each Rivermont student receives learning opportunities that promote self-actualization, the value of learning, self-discipline, cooperation, resiliency and self-advocacy through teaching excellence, therapeutic support, family participation and community involvement.


To address the emotional and learning difficulties which have hindered students from success in traditional academic and social environments as well as to provide learning opportunities specifically tailored to the educational and emotional needs of each student.

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