Bridge – Dighton Rehoboth High School, Bishop Connelly High School

The classrooms at Dighton-Rehoboth HS and Bishop Connelly HS provide educational services to students between the ages of 15 and 22 years with an educational diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, moderate to severe cognitive delays, sensory processing and communication challenges, neuro-motor deficits, and/or medical and psychiatric challenges. The mission is to develop skills that will enable students to become productive citizens in their communities and to participate as fully as possible in all areas of life with the goal of transitioning students to a less restrictive environment.

The program strives to increase the skills of its students in the following areas: communication and language skills, cognitive development, activities of daily living, pre-vocational skills, vocational skills, recreation/leisure skills, positive behavior, and community inclusion. Focus is placed on producing desirable outcomes for students such as paid employment and being active, contributing members of the communities in which they live. Educators incorporate research-based best practices with supports provided by continual professional development, technical assistance, and a network of expert consultants.

Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
220 (12-month program)
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6.5
Summer - Number of Days: 
40
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
6.5
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Hearing Services, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orientation & Mobility, Physical Therapy, Reading, Speech Therapy, Transition Services, Vision Services

Parent Support Program: Social Worker Family Outreach, School to Home Communication, Parent Workshops

Additional Program Information: Unified Sports/Special Olympics, Social Communication & Recreational Activities, Community Based Learning Experiences, Vocational Experiences, Transition Services, Employment Internships, Self Advocacy Training, STEM, Reading Specialist

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Intellectual, Physical
Other Population Served: 
Communication, Health
Type of Program: 
In-District
Ages Served: 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Kevin Hurley, Jr., M.S. Ed.
774-991-3608
Location(s):
Dighton Rehoboth High School
2700 Regional Road
02764 North Dighton , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Bishop Connelly High School
373 Elsbree Street
02720 Fall River , MA
United States
Massachusetts US