Developmental Disabilities Program

The CASE Developmental Disabilities Program offers highly structured self-contained classes that are supportive and sensitive to the individual needs of each student. The staff utilizes a team model in providing therapeutic intervention services to students.

  • All classes located in public school buildings with same-aged classmates
  • Instruction and therapies provided individually or in small groups, determined by need.
  • Services specified in a student’s IEP generally provided within the CASE classroom
  • Social skills training, counseling services, and ABA available based on needs of student
  • Curriculum follows MA Frameworks, highly specialized instruction, total communication approach.
  • Inclusion opportunities with typically developing students
  • Strong Assistive Technology team
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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Hearing Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Services

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

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Communication, Development Delay, Health, Intellectual, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological, Physical, Sensory: Deaf-Blind, Sensory: Hearing, Sensory: Vision
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, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Deanne Cefalo
Program Administrator Developmental Disabilities Program (Pre K - 8)
McCarthy-Town School
11 Charter Road
01720 Acton , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Maynard High School
1 Tiger Drive
01754 Maynard , MA
United States
Massachusetts US