Capital Education is creating national model programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other specialized learning needs. 

The Auburn School grows the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges.

The Auburn School is an independent day-school with a specialized program which offers a stimulating educational program for intellectually engaged students with challenges in the areas of communication, socialization, language, and organization. Auburn’s program simultaneously supports the development of academic skills, social competency and pragmatic language in an engaging educational environment. 

The Auburn School has three campuses in the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro areas. The Auburn School was founded in 2009 with the opening of the Fairfax, Virginia Campus. After a successful inaugural year, the Silver Spring, Maryland Campus opened in 2010 and the Baltimore, Maryland Campus opened in September 2011. The Auburn School plans to open other campuses nationally in the future.


Little Leaves is an organization dedicated to helping people with social, communication, and behavioral challenges grow and succeed so that they can participate as fully as possible in their families and communities.

Using evidenced-based practices based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our professionals partner with each family to develop and implement an individualized therapeutic plan. We also help families coordinate the logistics of therapy so that they can focus their time on what really matters – caring for their children.

Little Leaves was founded in 2011 and has offices in Silver Spring, MD and Baltimore, MD and serves almost 100 families across Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland & Baltimore.


Camp Aristotle offers summer programs that integrate social thinking and learning support throughout the day so campers can build friendships, explore, and most importantly, have fun

Camp Aristotle accepts rising Kindergarten through rising 9th grade campers offering both half day and full day options. 

Campers participate in activities that are carefully designed to foster friendships, self awareness, exploration, and social success. Many students at Camp Aristotle experience challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, receptive/expressive/pragmatic language challenges and, ADHD; however, not all campers have a formal diagnosis. Students at Camp Aristotle may have trouble with peer relationships and/or impulse control. Sometimes, they have previously experienced unhappiness and frustration in camps where their need for tools such as sensory breaks were not respected or understood. Our teachers and staff are specially trained to understand these needs. Our goal is to provide all of our campers with an enjoyable, fulfilling and bully-free camp experience.

Camp Aristotle opened in 2011 and welcomes over 120 students each summer at campuses in Fairax, VA, Silver Spring, MD and Baltimore, MD. 


The Little Buds Program is a center-based ABA program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. 

Little Buds for children up to age 6 who have been recommended for intensive ABA services. Each client works one-on-one with a trained therapist on individualized goals with a focus on social communication, social interactions, and school readiness skills. 

The Little Buds Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  During the day, children have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy time, small group activities with peers, and activities of daily living.  While many clients are at Little Buds for the full day, an individualized schedule is developed for each child based on his/her therapeutic needs.

We currently offer the Little Buds program in Baltimore MD, Silver Spring MD, and Reston VA. 

We are developing new school models and programs to meet the needs of similar populations.

Please contact us if you have any other questions or would like more information about our schools and programs.