North River Collaborative (NRC)
http://www.northrivercollaborative.org/

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.

North River Collaborative
198 Spring Street
02370 Rockland , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

Available Programs

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. Staff focus on developing each student’s skills in the area of communication, social/emotional, academics, receptive and expressive language, leisure/play, adaptive behavior and activities of daily living. A strong emphasis is placed on the use of research based ABA strategies including Discrete Trial Teaching (DTI) and Natural Environment Teaching. Staff consult with other service providers to collaborate on goals and programs.

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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. The Community-Based Vocational Program opens new doors in various vocational areas for students with special needs. For many, this is their first introduction to the world of work. Students are matched to appropriate community-based worksites for job training. Students work as volunteers one or more days a week, accompanied by a qualified job coach who remains on site for the duration of the day. They are never left unsupervised but are encouraged to work independently.

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Independence Academy (IA) is a trauma-informed, evidenced-based academic environment that provides a customized education for adolescents in recovery. At IA recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health safe and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Students have a documented Substance Use Disorder and oftentimes other social/emotional diagnoses and/or a history of trauma. In addition to providing a rigorous and comprehensive academic program, the foundation of our work is centered on developing a consistent daily routine dedicated to health and wellness.

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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. The goal is to enhance academics, social skills, behavioral regulation, self-care, and play/leisure skills. Instruction, aligned with the MA Curriculum Frameworks, is provided to students at their instructional level. An MCAS assessment is completed by the classroom teacher, typically in the form of an MCAS-Alternate portfolio documenting the student's progress over the school year. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is an ongoing member of the classroom team.

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This program is designed to meet the academic, medical and therapeutic needs of students with disabilities in multiple areas. Communication, self-care, motility, vocational and leisure skill development are addressed throughout the day guided by the teacher, classroom staff and extensive therapy and vision support team. Program nurses oversee promotion of overall student health. Classroom locations within public schools allow access to inclusive opportunities when indicated to facilitate students’ academic and social skill development. Classrooms follow a functional, experiential curriculum based upon the MA Curriculum Frameworks using the Unique Learning System and other curriculum supports.

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North River School (NRS), DESE approved public day school, is a highly structured individualized and therapeutic learning environment for students in grades 5-12, based on the MA Common Core Curriculum, small group instructional settings and multiple vocational opportunities. The therapeutic milieu includes counseling services, a behavior management system based on the principles of collaborative problem solving and natural consequences, functional behavioral assessments, and behavior intervention plans. A strong home-school relationship is also a critical and an essential part of the program’s success.

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North River Collaborative’s Summer Work and Learning Program continues to be an innovative summer program offering a broad range of transitional, academic and vocational services for students between the ages of 14-21 with intellectual impairments, developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges and autism. The program is designed for students to attend one or more summers and is differentiated for students ages 14-17 and 18-21. The program is located at Rogers Middle School (Rockland) and at nearby job sites. A broad range of transitional services are integrated with academic support and remediation through hands on instruction.

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