SOAR Assessment Center

AVC’s SOAR Assessment Center collaborates closely with parents and districts to identify appropriate academic and clinical supports for middle and high school-aged students with social/emotional difficulties. Our deep repertoire of clinical and educational assessments helps teams better understand the skills and needs of our students to identify supports and strategies that will enable our students to progress in the least restrictive environment.

  • customized and comprehensive educational and clinical assessments
  • individualized academic and clinical services
  • comprehensive reports and recommendations
School Year - Number of Days: 
Varies - Typically 45
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
Summer - Number of Days: 
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Art Therapy, Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Consult, Speech Therapy, Wraparound Therapy

Parent Support Program: SOAR students & their families have access to Wraparound services if needed.

Additional Program Information: In addition to academics, SOAR students have access to groups, electives, music and art. Our center is located within a school that includes a full court gymnasium and outdoor recreational area that includes a track, fields, basketball court, & skate park.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Other Population Served: 
Autism, Communication, Specific Learning, Substance Abuse
Type of Program: 
Ages Served: 
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grades Served: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Shannon VanderSwaagh
Director of Therapeutic Programs
508-481-3611 ext. 7016
Assabet Valley Collaborative
57 Orchard Street
01752 Marlborough , MA
United States
Massachusetts US