North River Collaborative (NRC)

North River Collaborative (NRC) is a multi-purpose, educational organization formed in 1976 to serve as an extension of school districts. The member districts of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater-Raynham, East Bridgewater, Hanover, Holbrook, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman-Hanson work together to provide high-quality, cost effective educational programs and services. 

NRC is a multi-purpose collaborative providing programs to over 200 students with disabilities ages 3 to 22 from our member districts and over 20 surrounding communities. The Collaborative provides over 800 students with educationally related services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and English language instruction.

Programs Available

Behavior Consultation and Education Services (BCES)

The BCES program offers the services of staff trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology and treatment. Board Certified Behavior Analysts and other highly trained staff provide services in school, home and community settings.

Community Based Vocational Program

The North River Collaborative Community-Based Vocational Program serves students 16 to 22 years old who are in need of vocational training and are ready to learn in community-based work environments.

Independence Academy

Independence Academy (IA) is a trauma-informed, evidenced-based academic environment that provides a customized education for adolescents in recovery.

Learning Centers for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

These programs are structured to meet the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enrollment is open, however, to all students who would benefit from an integrated, eclectic approach that includes Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) techniques.

Learning Centers for Students with Multiple Disabilities

This program is designed to meet the academic, medical and therapeutic needs of students with disabilities in multiple areas.