Specialized Developmental Program – Medically Fragile

The Specialized Developmental Program – Medically Fragile students address the curriculum through entry/access skills, which also addresses daily living skills, sensory integration techniques, oral motor skills, communication skills including augmentative programs and assistive technology, fine/gross motor activities and pre-readiness socialization skills in behavior management. Social Communication may be practiced through oral and augmentative communication. Many students may also require close medical supervision due to seizures, respiratory issues, GI tubes, etc. The programs are staffed with a nurse to address medical needs. The programs also have monthly brace and wheelchair clinics to ensure all students and families are obtaining the appropriate durable medical equipment. The program is all inclusive for nursing, OT, PT, SP, Music, Adapted Physical Education and Art.

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(full year program – both school year and summer)
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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Hearing Services, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Services

Parent Support Program: Parent Advisory Council

Additional Program Information: The academic and clinical staff actively partner families and community stakeholders to provide wrap-around services to students.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Communication, Development Delay, Intellectual, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological, Physical, Sensory: Deaf-Blind, Sensory: Hearing, Sensory: Vision
Type of Program: 
In a Host School
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): 
Elizabeth S. Fitzmaurice
Executive Director
508-764-8500 ext. 1144
Bartlett High School
52 Lake Parkway
01570 Webster , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Dudley Elementary School
16 School Street
01571 Dudley , MA
United States
Massachusetts US