Learning Skills Program

The Learning Skills Program is designed for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or those who have a similar learning profile. Pilgrim Area Collaborative offers classes in primary through high school and post high school (see Transitional Skills program) levels. Classes are located in self-contained classrooms in age-appropriate public schools to maximize inclusion and socialization opportunities. The Learning Skills Program incorporates a variety of teaching methodologies validated through current research, professional literature and consultation, and our highly-skilled staff’s years of experience.

Methodologies include developmental and relationship based approaches, applied behavioral analysis, discrete trial and incidental teaching, total communication approaches that emphasize strong visual supports, curriculum modification and environmental accommodation models, sensory integration and regulation therapy, social skills training and the use of social stories as well as Social ThinkingTM based on the work of Michelle Garcia Winner. As students age upwards toward adulthood, experiences transition from classroom activities to real life expectations in the community.

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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: Parent training workshops are offered on a regular basis. More extensive parent training is offered though our PACES in-home program.

Additional Program Information: Additional educational and after school opportunities:

▪ Extended Day programming ▪ Kids Konnection ▪Teach Social! PAC ▪ Best Buddies ▪ Special Olympics ▪ BCBA ▪ Reading services are provided on an as needed basis.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Communication, Development Delay, Emotional, Intellectual, Neurological
Other Population Served: 
Health, Physical
Type of Program: 
In a Host School
Ages Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Grades Served: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Colleen Doyle
Program Coordinator
781-293-6111 ext. 1115
Maureen Gaughan, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Kingston, Duxbury, Halifax and Hanson Schools MA
United States
Massachusetts US