Autism Spectrum Disorders Program (ASD)

All classes in the ASD Program are located in public school buildings with same-age peers. The ASD Program offers self-contained classes that typically provide individualized programming with instruction in a 1:1 or 1:2 staff-to-student ratio. As students become more independent, programs may also include more instruction in small group settings. Therapy services are generally provided in the classroom to facilitate carryover by, and consultation with, the instructional staff. Common instructional strategies include:

  • Structured teaching approach with using the methodologies of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Visual supports and total communication approach
  • DIR Floortime with younger students
  • Sensory programming and/or occupational therapy techniques
  • Curriculum determined by IEP, aligned with Common Core/Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Middle and high school programs incorporate functional life skills, health and fitness, leisure, pre- vocational skills with a focus on independence, self-reliance, responsibility, and social maturity
  • Community outings and inclusion opportunities to the maximum extent possible
  • Strong Assistive Technology team
Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
180
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6
Summer - Number of Days: 
25
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
5.5
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: facilitated Parent Group that provides support, education, and resources.

Additional Program Information: BCBA, School Adjustment Counselors and ABA available.

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Collaborative: 
Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism
Type of Program: 
Collaborative Substantially Separate Classroom in Public School Building
Ages Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grades Served: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Sandy Daigneault
Assistant Director/ Program Administrator
978-318-1536
Location(s):
Hildreth Elementary School
27 Massachusetts Ave.
01451 Harvard , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Littleton High School
59 King Street
01460 Littleton , MA
United States
Massachusetts US