Pilgrim Area Collaborative (PAC)

The Pilgrim Area Collaborative was established in 1976 to provide individualized educational services to children, ages 3-22, with significant learning challenges whose needs for support could not be met within their home school districts. PAC is one of 25 educational collaboratives in Massachusetts and provides programs and services to students & families from over 50 communities from the South Shore & Cape Cod. Children are referred to PAC by their local school districts.

PAC students are educated primarily in substantially separate classrooms located in age-appropriate public schools within member school districts. PAC students are provided opportunities to be included within typical education classes and activities as appropriate, and to be active participants in the school community, as well as the local municipality. Students who need more intensive services are educated in our Pilgrim Academy school in Plymouth.

Pilgrim Area Collaborative
120 Center Street
02359 Pembroke , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

Available Programs

In this post-graduate program, individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disability, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Social and/or Emotional learning challenges participate in a course of study designed to provide the skills and knowledge to explore and participate in transitional options beyond their high school experience. This program is specifically designed for those individuals who have average to above average cognitive functioning, have been successful in accessing grade level course work, have met graduation requirements (may or may not have received a HS diploma) and are between the ages of 18-21 years old.

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The Learning Skills Program is designed for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or those who have a similar learning profile. Pilgrim Area Collaborative offers classes in primary through high school and post high school (see Transitional Skills program) levels. Classes are located in self-contained classrooms in age-appropriate public schools to maximize inclusion and socialization opportunities. The Learning Skills Program incorporates a variety of teaching methodologies validated through current research, professional literature and consultation, and our highly-skilled staff’s years of experience.

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The PACES program is designed to provide supports and services that extend beyond the traditional school day. Designed originally in response to escalating needs of students on the autism spectrum, the PACES program began by providing specialty supports to families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through home based student instructional programs and parent training. These PACES home supports address low incidence yet highly specialized needs during nontraditional school hours and in atypical school locations. PAC has expanded the PACES program model beyond the realm of students on the spectrum to address member districts needs among a variety of student, program, curricular and facility areas.

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Pilgrim Academy is an alternative Middle/High School program supporting students in Grades 5-12 who have been identified for special education services due to the presence of an emotional disability and/or behavioral challenges. It is located in Plymouth in a separate, self-contained, fully-featured school building built specifically for the program. Academic abilities for Academy students range from above average to low average and students are provided a curriculum that is adequately challenging given the student's skill levels.

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Pilgrim Area Collaborative, in partnership with the Plymouth Public Schools, has created Seaside (Social- Emotional- A-S-D). Seaside will support children grades 1-6 with Emotional, Neurological, Behavioral and Cognitive Challenges that interfere with their learning and prevent them from attending in-district school programs. These children may have diagnoses including ADHD, Mood Dysregulation, ASD, Motor and Sensory Integration Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, and difficulty developing appropriate social relationships.

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The Transitional Skills Program is a self-contained program designed for post-secondary students, ages 18–22, who have moderate to intensive learning challenges and a wide range of concomitant abilities. The Transitional Skills Program curriculum incorporates a variety of teaching methodologies designed to help students generalize skills from the classroom to real life situations. As students age upwards toward adulthood, experiences transition from classroom activities to real life expectations in the community.

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