CAPS Educational Collaborative
http://capsed.net/

Our overall philosophy at CAPS Educational Collaborative is focused on meeting the needs of our diverse student population with the goal of moving all students along the continuum of learning so as to meet their true potential. We have created programming designed to meet the needs of our 11-member districts as well as many additional communities in both central and western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. We offer programs to provide direct service to students, families and staff. Our dedicated team of professional staff care so deeply for our students and strive to give them the most nurturing and innovative learning environment possible.

CAPS Collaborative
2 Narrows Road Suite 105
01473 Westminster , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

Available Programs

The CAPS Collaborative Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs are housed in acoustically treated classrooms. The majority of our students are mainstreamed with support of sign language interpreters or a teacher of the deaf in the general education classroom. The program also has a DHHP classroom (self-contained classroom) for students who are deaf or hard of hearing who qualify for special education under a secondary eligibility, or that need modifications to the curriculum in order to succeed. It is a full-day program where the students are emerged in an interactive, individual, language-rich, multi-sensory approach to learning.

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The CAPS Gateway Programs are located in Westminster in a separate day school setting with ample space to meet the individual student and program classroom needs. The Gateway Programs provide safe, dynamic and flexible academic and therapeutic instruction that fosters the development of the skills necessary to be successful in the least restrictive setting and community through positive collaboration with families, districts and community providers. Students are referred to the Gateway programs because their needs in the areas of social/emotional development are impacting their ability to access the curriculum in a less restrictive setting or as a step down from a more restrictive setting.

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The CAPS Horizons program serves students with moderate to severe disabilities including autism who present with delays in cognitive development as well as communication, social, and sensory impairments. Students are provided individualized educational programming based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks and the students’ IEPs. Instruction is delivered in a small group and 1:1 format using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis including discrete trial training, incidental teaching, and behavior shaping. Goals of the program are to develop functional academics, functional living skills, as well as vocational, community and leisure skills. Students with health impairments are monitored by a Registered Nurse.

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students, age 3 – 22 with significant multiple disabilities, which may include physical, health, communication, neurological, and sensory impairments. Students are provided individualized educational programming, based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks. The Kelly Day School Program Curriculum follows a Theme-based approach to learning that incorporates the content areas— English Language Arts, Math, History & Social Sciences and Science & Technology. All lessons are adapted to the level and needs of each child and instruction is delivered in small group settings, with each student receiving 1:1 support as needed.

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