Learning Centers for Students with Multiple Disabilities

This program is designed to meet the academic, medical and therapeutic needs of students with disabilities in multiple areas. Communication, self-care, motility, vocational and leisure skill development are addressed throughout the day guided by the teacher, classroom staff and extensive therapy and vision support team. Program nurses oversee promotion of overall student health. Classroom locations within public schools allow access to inclusive opportunities when indicated to facilitate students’ academic and social skill development. Classrooms follow a functional, experiential curriculum based upon the MA Curriculum Frameworks using the Unique Learning System and other curriculum supports. 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 year.

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: 
Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orientation & Mobility, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Services

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

Additional Program Information:

  • Assessment and instruction in the most effective means of non-verbal and verbal communication.
  • Augmentative communication, visual supports, individualized schedule systems, assistive technology. 
  • Supervised and planned inclusive opportunities with typically-developing peers; community field trips; and a summer program.
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Primary Population/Disability: 
Communication, Development Delay, Health, Intellectual, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological, Physical, Sensory: Deaf-Blind, Sensory: Hearing, Sensory: Vision, Specific Learning
Type of Program: 
Collaborative Substantially Separate Classroom in Public School Building
Ages Served: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 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):
Maquan School
38 School Street
02341 Hanson , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Hanson Middle School
111 Liberty Street
02341 Hanson , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
GW Mitchell Middle School
435 Central Street
02333 East Bridgewater , MA
United States
Massachusetts US