Learning Centers for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

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. Home/school behavioral support and consultation is available and provided through a team approach. Parent training in ABA for the home is also available through North River Collaborative's Behavior Consultation and Education Services (BCES) Program when recommended by the Team.

Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
180
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6
Summer - Number of Days: 
28
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
6
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Parent Groups are facilitated by the program Social Worker.

Additional Program Information: Supervised and planned inclusive opportunities with typically-developing peers; community field trips; assistive technology, work systems based on Structured Teaching strategies; augmentative visual supports; individualized schedule systems; for high school programs, access to community work experiences through the NRC’s Community Based Vocational Program; and a summer program.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Communication, Development Delay, Emotional, Intellectual
Type of Program: 
Collaborative Substantially Separate Classroom in Public School Building
Ages Served: 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Kate Stevens
Coordinator
781-878-6056 ext. 103
Location(s):
GW Mitchell Middle School
435 Central St
02333 East Bridgewater , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
East Bridgewater HS
143 Plymouth Street
02333 East Bridgewater , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
West Bridgewater High School
155 West Center Street
02379 West Bridgewater , MA
United States
Massachusetts US