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.

Regional Educational Assessment & Diagnostic Services
105 East Grove Street
02346 Middleboro , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

Available Programs

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. The DHH Program provides services tailored to each student’s type of hearing loss, communication needs, and choice of amplification (hearing aids, cochlear implants). The two DHH preschool settings are primarily self-contained classrooms with specialized programming. The auditory/oral classroom provides a learning environment that utilizes spoken language. The traditional DHH preschool classroom provides a learning environment that uses American Sign Language as the primary mode of communication.

View Full Program Information at

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. The mission of READS Academy is to facilitate a student's personal growth on an emotional and psychological level and to provide a structure for developing basic interpersonal and social skills through academics and counseling. The Academy has a K-6 public day school and a grades 7-12 public day school in two locations in Middleboro.

View Full Program Information at