READS Collaborative

READS Collaborative is a multi-purpose, public organization established under Chapter 40 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that specializes in the development of regional programs for children from age 3 to 22 with low incidence disabilities. READS is governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of the school superintendents from each of the member districts. The specific programs offered through the Collaborative include the Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (DHH) and the READS Academy.

Programs Available

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH)


The DHH Program has been educating children for 40 years. With Classrooms in Norton, Freetown, and Taunton, The READS DHH Program provides educational services within a public school setting, Pre-K through high school, as well as early intervention.

READS Academy


READS Academy is a therapeutic day school that serves children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 22 who have been diagnosed with emotional, behavioral neuro-developmental and learning disabilities, and who require specialized instruction and services to meet their needs.