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Special Education Programs

Specialized Services

ACCEPT offers a full range of specialized therapeutic services for uniquely challenged students. Teachers and related service providers work in collaboration to ensure that therapeutic strategies are interwoven into instructional activities and routines throughout the day. Services include speech and language, occupational, physical and vision therapy. Also included are vocational rehabilitation, counseling, nursing services, behavioral consultation and other related services as required for individual students. Educators and therapists jointly develop goals, curriculum, strategies and interventions. The entire team works to help every student maximize his or her achievement and participation in the school and in the community.

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

ACCEPT provides a hands-on, relevant approach to academic instruction in the areas of English, Language Arts, history, social sciences, math, science and technology, using the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks as a guide. Additionally, social/emotional, behavioral and communication skill development is an integral component of the curriculum. When appropriate, integrated throughout their day, students receive instruction on daily living activities. Students benefit from ACCEPT’s technology-rich classroom environments. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards, laptop and /or desktop computers for student use, iPads and other assistive technology devices. Individualized Education Programs (IEP), based on assessment information and ongoing quantitative data collection, are developed to maximize student independence and participation within the school and community. ACCEPT classrooms are highly structured environments with consistent routines. Staff use 21st century research-based teaching and assistive technologies to maximize student achievement, independence and participation. A variety of specialized approaches include: positive behavioral interventions and supports, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), TEACCH, specialized reading programs and language and picture communication systems. Student progress is monitored and shared with families regularly. ACCEPT students participate in MCAS or MCAS Alternate Assessment.

ACCEPT offers a wide range of special education programs for students from elementary through their middle and high school years. ACCEPT also offers transition programs for students ages 18 – 22.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
(GRADES K-5)

Academy ACES (ACCEPT’S Classroom for Essential Skills)

  • Emotional/Behavioral, ASD and other Neurological Disorders

ACCEPT Academy (Therapeutic Program)

  • Emotional/Behavioral

IDEAL (Individually Designed Education to Access Learning)

  • Global Impairments Medically Involved
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
(GRADES 6-8)

ACCEPT Academy (Therapeutic Program)

  • Emotional/Behavioral

PALS (Program for Academic and Life Skills)

  • Autism Spectrum and other Neurological Disorders

STAR (Strategies and Tools for Academic Rewards)

  • Language and Social Skills Development

SOAR (Short-term Option for Assessment and Recommendations)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
(GRADES 9-12)

ACCEPT Academy (Therapeutic Program)

  • Emotional/Behavioral

ACCESS APP

  • Moderate Disabilities

PALS (Program for Academic and Life Skills)

  • Autism Spectrum and other Neurological Disorders

SOAR (Short-term Option for Assessment and Recommendations)

  • Emotional/Behavioral

ACT (ACCEPT’s Center for Transition)

TRANSITION PROGRAMS
(AGES 18-22)

C2C (Classroom To Community)

  • Autism Spectrum and other Neurological Disorders

Passages

  • Passages 5 for 5
  • Passages ECO (Exploring Community Opportunities)

ACT (ACCEPT’s Center for Transition)

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