Hannah More School, a private school for children with autism and other emotional and learning disabilities, is becoming a part of Sheppard Pratt Health System.
Officials with Hannah More said merging with the state's largest provider of mental health and special education therapeutic services would allow it to better serve its students.
Financial details of the deal, effective Nov. 1, were not disclosed.
The Reisterstown school will keep its name, operate under the same school leadership and remain at its current locations under the deal.
The main campus has been located in Reisterstown since 1978, serving students from sixth to 12th grade with autism, Asperger syndrome and other learning disabilities. It also operates three schools within public schools in Anne Arundel County. Hannah More serves 150 students.
Sheppard Pratt Health System operates 12 private special education schools for children and adolescents with emotional disabilities or autism, educating close to 600 students in seven Maryland jurisdictions. With the addition of Hannah More School’s programs, that number will increase to 16.
Sheppard Pratt also recently announced it was merging with Alliance in Dundalk Alliance provides community housing, psychiatric rehabilitation, case management and vocational training and support services to veterans and people with mental and developmental disabilities.