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of Institutional Schools' 




Guide -FY'87 

Massachusetts Department of Education- 
Division of Special Education 



MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF EDUCATION 

Mr. James F. Crain, Gloucester, Chairperson 
Rev. Paul V. Garrity, Lowell, Vice Chairperson 

Ms. Milca R. Gonzalez, Shrewsbury 

Mr. James R. Grande, Hanover 

Mr. Joseph E. Killory, Sandwich 

Mr. Sol Kolack, Newton 

Mrs. Anne S. Larkin, Bedford 

Mrs. Loretta L. Roach, Boston 

Mr. Joseph C. Savery, Lee 

Mr. Sam H. Silverstein, Lincoln 

Ms. Mary C. Wright, Falmouth 



Mr. Harold Raynolds, Jr., Commission^;: of Education, Secretary 
Mr. Franklyn G. Jenifer, Chancellor, Board of Regents, Ex Officio 



Roger W. Brown, Associate Commissioner 
Division of Special Education 

Marvin A. Moore, Director 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 



Coordinated by Janice L. Robinson, Program Support Administrator 
Graphics by Mary E. Oppedisano 



Produced by the Bureau of Operational Support 

Cecilia DiBella, Director 

Susan Gardner, Publications/Communications Coordinator 

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The Massachusetts Department of Education insures equal employment/educational 
opportunities/affirmative action regardless of race, color, creed, national 
origin or sex, in compliance with Title IX, or handicap, in compliance with 
section 504. 

Publication #14655-80-1000-12486 approved by State Purchasing Agent 




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Education 



1385 Hancock Street. Quincy. Massachusetts 02169 



November, 1986 



Dear Colleague, 

The Department of Education, through the Bureau of Institutional 
Schools (B.I.S.), has developed this Program and Resource Guide to 
outline Special Education programs that provide direct service to over 
1,000 special needs students residing in Department of Mental Health, 
Public Health, Youth Services and the County Houses of Correction 
facilities statewide. Our hope is that the information contained in this 
manual will be useful in enabling you to improve and expand Special 
Education Services to all of the special needs children for whom you are 
responsible . 

As you read through this manual , you will notice that it is written 
for two purposes: 

1. to outline existing B.I.S. Special Education Programs 
within each of its five districts and; 

2. to highlight B.I.S. resources available to teachers, local 
education agencies, special education regional offices, 
parents, advocacy groups, and Regional Offices of the 
Department . 

It is our earnest hope -that this manual will serve as a resource for 
you to pursue our collective goals which focus on providing quality 
Special Education Services to all special needs children throughout the 
state . 

Sincerely, 





Roger W. Brown 
Associate Commissioner 
Division of Special Education 

RWB/mlm 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Bureau of Institutional Schools (B.I.S.) Resource Services 

B.I.S. Curriculum and Computer Resource Library Page 3 

Competency Based Curriculum (C.B.C.) Page 5 

Resource Team Page 7 

Management Information System (M.I.S.) Page 8 

Adaptive Design Services Page 9 

Incentive Grant Programs Page 1 1 

Local Education Agency (LEA) Incentive Grant Program 
Chapter "750" Incentive Grant Program 

Teacher In Service Training Page 13 

Computer Curriculum for Emotionally Disturbed Students Page 15 



Bureau of Institutional Schools (B.I.S.) 
Special Education Programs 



Greater Boston District Page lb 

Greater Central District Page 31 

South District Page 48 

Gaebler School Page 58 

Massachusetts Hospital School Page 66 



BUREAU OF INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS 



RESOURCE SERVICES 



B.I.S. CURRICULUM AND COMPUTER 



RESOURCE LIBRARY 



LOCATION: 



341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 



CONTACT PERSON: 



Curriculum Information - Evelyn Tyner 
Computer Information - Debbie Corcoran 
(617) 727-0500 



•TYPES OF MATERIALS 



Books, kits, filmstrips, games, duplicating 
masters, cassettes, A.V. equipment. Computer 
books, magazines, periodicals and software. 



SUBJECT AREAS 



Language arts, math, health, life skills, 
reading, social studies, science, values, 
vocational, testing, teacher resources, and 
computer literacy. 



TO ACCESS MATERIALS 



Curriculum - contact Evelyn Tyner 
District Curriculum Representatives 
Tuesday /Wednesday 

Computer - contact Debbie Corcoran 
Monday - Friday 



or 



TIME FRAME: 



Based on program needs. 

Materials may be borrowed and used in the 

classroom for a reasonable length of time. 



A catalog file, sample texts, and computer software are available for review 
in the Resource Library. 



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TEACHERS ARE 

ARRANGEMENTS 

CONVENIENCE. 



ENCOURAGED TO UTILIZE RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THIS SITE. 
CAN BE MADE FOR TEACHERS TO PREVIEW MATERIALS AT THEIR 




A list of specific curriculum materials and/or computer software may be 
obtained by contacting the Resource Library. 



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COMPETENCY BASED CURRICULUM 



The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) was developed in 1981 to provide 
adolescents within the Department of Youth Services (DYS) with a solid 
foundation of basic skills for successful re-entry and subsequent survival in 
the "real world". The curriculum use has now been extended to programs at the 
County Houses of Correction and the Intensive Residential Treatment Programs 
and Adolescent Acute Units under the auspices of the Department of Mental 
Health. 



The curriculum includes 5 units 



Community Awareness , Health , Occupational Preparedness , Government and 
Law , and Consumer Awareness . These units are organized within a 3-ring 
binder, which allows teachers to easily remove materials for duplication 
and/or add their own materials. 



Each subject area within a unit contains a teacher's guide, goals and 
objectives, the text of a teaching tape, a pretest and posttest with answers, 
answers to suggested published teaching materials and answers to supplementary 
teaching materials. By incorporating teaching tapes, the curriculum can help 
the non-reader to obtain an awareness of basic life skills. It also functions 
as a teaching tool for the mild to moderate special needs youth (2-4 years 
below grade level) and provides remedial help for students performing closer 
to grade level. 



A checklist has been developed to document a studer.t's progress through 
the curriculum. The teacher, therefore, can insure that a student does not 
repeat an activity. This is especially important to the DYS population where 
students may move from one facility to another. 

In some cases a special section containing suggested unpublished teaching 
materials has also been added. This section appears wherever few published 
materials are available on the subject. Teachers are encouraged to add to the 
materials in all subject areas to make the subjects more relevant to their 
students. 



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Teachers may contact their District Curriculum Representative for further 
information on the CBC. 



Greater Boston District - 



Greater Central District - 



South District - 



Gaebler District - 



Jo Nacheman - (617) 727-0500 

Jane Marston - (617) 727-0500 

Brenda McGill - (617) 366-0596 

Cheryl Izykes - (617) 727-4470 
(Western Office) 

Judy Bennett - (617) 727-4566 

Diane Plank - (617) 899-0800 




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RESOURCE TEAM 

The Resource Team philosophy is to provide services which support the day to 
day efforts of classroom staff in delivery of educational services according 
to identified student needs. 



Types of Resources 



Type of Staffing 



1. Direct service delivery to students 
including: 

physical and occupational therapy 

psychology 

speech 

diagnostic testing/evaluation 

2. Consultations in these areas: 

curriculum development 

vocational training 

peripathology 

adaptive physical education 

adaptive design 

interactive movement programs 

co-active movement programs 

stress management 

bilingual/spanish services 

3. In-Service Teacher Training 

U. Program Evaluation 

Psychologists, Speech/language Pathologists, 
Physical and Occupational Therapists, Behavior 
Consultants, Vocational Counselors, Diagnostic 
teachers. 



To Access Resources 



Refer to specific District 
descriptions which include 
specific individuals to contact 



Resource Team 
information on 




MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (M.I.S.) 



LOCATION 



341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 



CONTACT PERSON 



Mary Connelly 
Project Coordinator 
(617) 727-0500 



TYPE OF SERVICE 



M.I.S. acts as a student tracking system for 
DYS (Department of Youth Services) youth 
throughout the state. Each month M.I.S. 
produces an updated Master List which 
includes: 



1. DYS students (alphabetically) 

2. Tests Administered 

This list allows teachers to identify which 
students have current educational 
information such as I.S.A.s (Informal 
Screening Assessments), I.E.P.s (Individual 
Educational Plans), and C.B.C. (Competency 
Based Curriculum) records. All information 
is accessible to authorized teaching 
personnel as a student enters or is 
transferred between DYS units. Therefore, a 
student's education can be continuous and 
ongoing. 



TO ACCESS SERVICES 







Authorized teaching personnel may call 
M.I.S. if a youth's name does not appear on 
the Master List to determine whether an 
I.S.A. has been recently administered. If 
so, I.S.A results will be released and 
copies of valid I.E. P. information, C.B.C. 
scores, and other pertinent student records 
will be forwarded to the teacher 
immediately. If no I.S.A. copy is on file, 
the teacher will be asked to administer the 
test and forward the results to M.I.S. 



ADAPTIVE DESIGN SERVICES 



LOCATION 



Lakeville Hospital Rehabilitation Center 
Main Street 
Route 105 
Lakeville, MA 023^6 



CONTACT PERSON 



Kim Zimmerman 

Registered Occupational Therapist 

(617) W-1231 ext. 652 



TYPE OF PROJECT 



Adaptive Design Services produces 
specialized apparatus (including adapted 
wheelchairs and positioning aids, 
communication and educational aids, 
activities of daily living devices, 
environmental aids, and active stimulation 
programming equipment) for physically 
handicapped children eligible for special 
education services between 3-22 years of 
age. The Adaptive Design Services Workshop 
fabricates only those devices which are not 
commercially available. 

The goals of the program are to facilitate 
the students' normal developmental sequence, 
to improve their general health, and to 
maximize their functional independence. An 
interdisciplinary evaluation /referral 
process is utilized whereby the technical 
expertise of several disciplines is 
solicited and certain persons interested in 
a particular student are required to attend 
fittings in order to provide input regarding 
specific adaptations. 



STAFFING 



Registered Occupational Therapist 
Rehabilitation Engineer 
1 Adaptive Equipment Designer 
3 Adaptive Design Technicians 
1 Upholsterer 



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TO ACCESS SERVICES 



Contact Kim Zimmerman at the address listed 
above for information on the referral and 
fabrication process and consultation 
services available. 




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INCENTIVE GRANT PRXRAMS 



LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY (LEA) INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM 

The LEA Incentive Grant Program, administered through the Department of 
Education's Bureau of Institutional Schools, provides direct financial 
assistance to local school systems who assume the responsibility of educating 
mentally retarded (MR) students in community-based programs. FY'86 resulted 
in this funding being made available to approximately (61) LEAs for the 
continued special education service delivery to (77) students. 

In the past, when children were transferred from institutional school 
departments to local education programs, an unforseen financial burden was 
frequently imposed upon the local school district. To alleviate this burden 
and to encourage quality educational placements in the least restrictive 
environment, the Massachusetts Legislature, in Fiscal Year 1979, authorized 
the Department of Education to establish "Incentive Grants" for those local 
education agencies that assume the responsibility of educating such students. 
Local school systems are not mandated to enter into this Agreement; however, 
accepting or declining this assistance shall not exempt any local school 
district from complying with the provisions of the Chapter 766 Regulations or 
the Regulations provided under P.L. 94-142. 

The grants are available for children under 22 years of age at state 
institutions who transfer to a community-based residence and can be 
mainstreamed or participate in collaborative educational programs. A student 
is eligible for renewal of the incentive grant in successive years until 
his/her 22nd birthday. 

CHAPTER "750" INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM 

Children receiving special education in approved private schools on or 
before September 1, 1974, whose tuition was funded by the Department of 
Education under Chapter 750 of the Acts of 1960, are considered 
"grandfathered" children. Under Sections 16-18 of Chapter 766, these children 
are entitled to have their special education costs funded by the Department of 
Education as long as they remain in' approved private special education 
programs. In the past, when such children were placed into a less restrictive 
public school educational setting, the local school system incurred the 
financial responsibility for their educational program. 

In order to foster and encourage educational placements in the least 
restrictive environment as mandated under P.L. 94-142 and Chapter 766, the 
Massachusetts Legislature has authorized the Department of Education to 
provide "Incentive Grants" to cities, towns, and regional school districts for 
school committees that assume the responsibility of educating "grandfathered" 
children who are returned to a public school program. School districts may 
apply for "incentive grants" if they intend to enroll a child in a public 
school or collaborative program in the next school year, with the parent's 

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consent. As long as the child remains in a public school, agreements will be 
re-negotiated annually until the child no longer requires special education 
services, obtains a high school diploma or turns twenty-two (22) years of 
age. However, the grant can never exceed the cost of the student's private 
school tuition in his or her last year of placement. 

Although grants must be applied directly to the educational costs of the 

"750" child, school systems are encouraged to consider the use of these grants 

to contribute to the development of programs for both local and state funded 
children with similar special needs 

FY*86 resulted in this funding being made available to approximately (40) 
LEAs for the continued special education service delivery to (59) students. 



Local school systems (LEAs) can apply for LEA and Chapter "750" Incentive 
Grants by contacting the Bureau of Institutional Schools at the address listed 
below. Submission of all required application information in a timely manner 
will facilitate the award process. 



Michael P. Szklarz 

Department of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

1385 Hancock Street 

Quincy, MA 02169 

(617) 770-7472 



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TEACHER IN-SERVICE TRAINING 



The Bureau of Institutional Schools has developed an In-Service Training plan 
for training and retraining BIS teachers in order to appropriately address the 
special education needs of institutionalized youth. This training plan also 
provides a resource to public school teachers in the area of classroom 
management for adolescents who exhibit emotional, behavioral, psychological, 
and/or psychiatric disorders. 

The purpose of the Teacher Training is two-fold: 

1. To encourage teachers to recognize and develop proficient skills and 
confidence to enhance their ability to provide special education 
instruction and related services to the type of youth described above. 

2. To develop conceptually and practically a psycho-educational teaching 
model through which student/teacher relationships are effectively 
maintained and whereby students receive the benefits of improved 
classroom instruction in special education. 

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGIES : Through a process of task analysis, a peer 
teaching model will be used to facilitate the identification of a problem 
and/or concern. Case conferences will be arranged through which to further 
define the issues and/or to develop behavior management strategies. Learning 
laboratories will be encouraged in order that the effect of such strategies 
may be measured. 



CONTENT AREAS : This training plan will focus on the following topical content 
areas to effect the development of behavior management strategies: 

I. Self - It is our premise that before teachers can effectively 
facilitate the learning of others, there must exist a willingness to 
view and understand one's self. In this regard, the individual is 
encouraged to take some responsibility for one's own learning and 
self-development. Workshops will be conducted to facilitate this 
process. 

II. Environment - The environment of the classroom where the teacher and 
students work and the relationships which become manifest to these 
activities are very important elements to the purpose of this 
training plan. Workshops will be conducted to effect this 
understanding. 

III. Students - Although issues such as aggression, depression, suicide, 
sexuality, and development become topics in and of themselves 
towards understanding the cultural, social, emotional, and cognitive 



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responses of these youth, the process by which discoveries of the 

individual occur may impact perceptions and knowledge for the 

teacher. It will be the purpose of these workshops to determine the 
appropriate "how to's". 

IV. Parent - However defined, parents or parenting agencies may greatly 
impact the teaching and learning process. Workshops will discuss 
these influences and relationships. 



Please contact the individuals listed below for a listing of the workshops 
scheduled for the 1986-87 academic year. Pre-registration is required for all 
workshops. 

Philip DiMattia 

District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Gaebler School 

475 Trapelo Road 

Waltham, MA 02154 

(617) 899-0800 

or 

Margaret Foran-Collins 

District Manager 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Educaiton 

Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-1353 



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COMPUTER CURRICULUM FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENTS 



The purpose of this project, which began as a federally funded initiative in 
September 1985, is to develop a curriculum to be utilized by teachers in the 
Bureau of Institutional School's programs for emotionally disturbed students 
and for Department of Youth Services students, as well as by teachers in the 
public schools who have classes with students identified as emotionally 
disturbed/behaviorally disordered. The project is developing a functional 
curriculum which will help to support the psychological needs of the 
students. Issues of developing control, understanding cause and effect 
relationships, developing logical thinking and teaching functional skills, as 
well as reinforcing basic skill instruction will be the integral components of 
this curriculum. The goal of this project is to integrate computers into the 
classroom so that teachers can use the computer to help develop and reinforce 
these skills within the daily activities/curriculum of the students. This 
curriculum and training will be made available to teachers both within the 
Bureau's programs as well as within local school systems. 

The curriculum is currently in the final stage of a first draft which will be 

field tested in BIS programs statewide. The curriculum will be sent to 

programs via the BIS District Computer Representatives and teachers will be 
encouraged to provide feed-back. 



This project is now funded as part of Statewide Support Services 
information, please contact: 



For further 



Susan Stelk 

Project Supervisor 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

341 Mt. Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 

(617) 727-0500 




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BUREAU OF INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS 



SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS 



Greater Boston District 

& Facilities of BIS 




mr/dmh-i 

OTS-2 
CHC-3 

SHEPS-4 



Greater Boston District 

Department of Mental Health/MR (DMH) 
Walter E. Fernald State School- 
Development Enrichment Program-Woodside (Waltham, MA) 
Development Enrichment Program-Watertown, MA 
Hogan Regional Center- 
Development Enrichment Program- ( Ha thorne, MA) 
Greater Newburyport Educational Collaborative(GNEC)- 
Basic Skills/Pre-Vocational Program- (Georgetown, MA) 
Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative(GLEC)- 
Basic Skills/Pre-Vocational Program-(Topsf ield, MA) 
North Shore Special Education Consortium(NSSEC) 
Peabody, MA 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Adolescent Acute Unit-Salem Hospital-Salem, MA 

Back Up Unit-Lindemann M.H.C. -Boston, MA 

Centerpoint Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP)- 

Hathorne, MA 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

Cameron House Shelter Care Program-Somerville, MA. 

Mentor Shelter Care Program-Somerville, MA 

Challenge Limited Secure Shelter Care Program-Dorchester, MA 

Challenge Secure Detention Program-Dorchester, MA 

Charlestown Secure Detention Program-Charletown, MA 

Classification Unit/JRI- Dorchester, MA 

Boston Secure Treatment Program-JRI/Roslindale, MA 

Judge Connelly Secure Treatment Program-Roslindale, MA 

Judge Connelly Detention Program-Roslindale, MA 

Ledgewood Short Term Secure Treatment Program-Mattapan, MA 

Northeast Family Institute Limited Secure Program-Middleton, MA 

Rotenburg Girls Secure Treatment Program-Chelmsford, MA 

Department of Corrections (CHC) 

Middlesex County House of Correction-Billerica, MA 

Essex County House of Correction-Lawrence, MA 

Essex County House of Correction-Salem, MA 

Deer Island (Suffolk County) House of Correction-Winthrop, MA 

Norfolk County House of Correction-Dedham, MA 

BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE GREATER BOSTON DISTRICT 

James J. Rourke, District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

341 Mt. Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 02172 (617) 727-0500 

or 

Hogan Regional Center 

P.O. Box A 

Hathorne, MA 01937 (6 17) 727-4229 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Developmental Enrichment Program 
(At Woodside) 



LOCATION 



Fernald State School 
200 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 0215^ 



POPULATION 



Children 12-22 years of age with multiple 
handicaps including mental, physical and 
medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
who live at Fernald State School. The 
program provides a wide range of skill 
training from Fundamental Responding Skills 
level through pre-vocational level with an 
overall goal of developing as much 
independence as a specific child's physical 
limitations will allow. The curriculum 
includes instruction in the following skill 
areas: activities of daily living, 
mobility, communication, fine motor, gross 
motor/adaptive physical education, 
social/leisure skills, community utilization 
skills and pre-vocational skills. The 
program operates year round for 27 hours per 
week, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, except Wednesday when the program 
closes at 1 :00 p.m. 

Enrollment: 4 coed 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



1 /Special Education Teacher 
1/Teaching Instructor 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



James J. Rourke 

District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

3^1 Mt. Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 02172 

(617) 727-0500 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Developmental Enrichment Program 
(At Watertown) 



LOCATION 



341 Mount Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 



POPULATION 



Children 12-22 years of age with multiple 
handicaps including mental, physical and 
medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
( DMH ) . 



TYPE OF PF0GF- v 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
from the Fernald State School. The services 
include a wide range of skill training from 
Fundamental Responding Skills level through 
pre-vocational level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as a 
specific child's physical limitations will 
allow. The curriculum includes instruction 
in the following skills area: activities of 
daily living, mobility, communication, fine 
motor, gross motor/ adaptive physical 
education, social/leisure skills, and 
community utilization skills. The program 
operates year round from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday, except Wednesday 
when the program closes at 2:00 p.m. 

Enrollment: 9 coed 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



2/Special Education Teachers, LPN 
5/Teaching Instructors 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



James J. Rourke 

District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

341 Mt. Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 02172 

(617) 727-0500 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Development Enrichment Program 



LOCATION 



Hogan Regional Training Center 
Hathorne, MA 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental, 
physical and medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services for severely multiply handicapped 
students. All of these students reside at 
the Hogan Regional Center and are unable to 
travel to Community based sites due to 
medical restrictions. The curriculum 
includes instruction in activities of daily 
living, functional motor, communication 
skills, leisure, social and community 
integration skills. Physical and 
occupational therapy is a major component of 
this program. The program utilizes two 
classrooms and operates 28 hours per week, 
Monday-Friday, for 210 days during the 
fiscal year. 

Enrollment: 7 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



1/Special Education Teacher 
3/Teacher Instructors 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



James J. Rourke 
District Manager 
Hogan Regional Center 
P.O. Box A 
Hathorne, MA 01937 
(617) 727-4229 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



GNEC Basic Skills/Pre-Vocational Program 



LOCATION 



Penn Brook School 
68 Elm Street 
Georgetown, MA 01833 



POPULATION 



Children between 15-22 years of age with 
developmental disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This Basic Skills pre-vocational level 
program provides special education services 
to six (6) Hogan Regional Center students 
and three (3) LEA students. The program 
focuses on pre-vocational/pre-academic 
skills, language and communication, 
activities of daily living, leisure skills 
and physical education. The program is 
located in an integrated public school 
setting and is wheelchair accessible. The 
program operates 27.5 hours per week, Monday 
through Friday, for 210 days during the 
fiscal year. 

Enrollment: 9 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



2/Special Education Teachers 
^/Teacher Aides 



Supplementary services 
District Rescrce Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Debbie Plummer/Vickie Perrochi 
Special Education Teachers 
Penn Brook School 
(617) 352-7298 



Greater Newburyport Educational 
Collaborative (G.N.E.C.) 
70 Low Street 
Newburyport, MA 01950 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



GLEC Basic Skills/Pre-Vocational Program 



LOCATION 



Proctor School 
60 Main Street 
Topsfield, MA 01983 



POPULATION 



Children between 14-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental and 
physical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGF^ 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply handicapped students 
at the Hogan Regional Center. The 
focuses upon activities of daily 
communication skills, and social 
The program is located in an 



residing 
program 
living, 
awareness 



integrated public school setting and is 
wheelchair accessible. The program will 
operate 28.5 hours per week, Monday 
Friday, for 210 days during the fiscal year. 

Enrollment: 14 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



3-Special Education Teachers 
7-Teacher Instructors 
Registered Nurse 

Ancillary services provided by the District 
Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



James J. Rourke, District Manager 
Hogan Regional Center 
P.O. Box A 
Hathorne, MA 01937 
(617) 727-4227 

or 
341 Mount Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



NSSEC Developmental Disabilities/Basic 
Skills Program 



LOCATION 



McCarthy School 
76 Lake Street 
Peabody, MA 01960 



POPULATION 



Students between 15-22 years of age with 
developmental disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PP0GF- M 



This program provides special educational 
services for 18 students who reside at the 
Hogan Regional Center. Program emphasis 
includes activities of daily living, 
communication, pre-vocational skills and 
community experience. Bureau of Institu- 
tional Schools students are integrated with 
LEA students according to performance 
levels. Bureau of Institutional Schools 
students receive 27 hours of programming per 
week, Monday - Friday, for 210 days during 
the fiscal year. 



Enrollment 



18 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Paraprofessionals 
School Nurse 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Thomas Bel ski 
Project Director 
North Shore Special 
(N.S.S.E.C.) 
c/o McCarthy School 
76 Lake Street 
Peabody, MA 01 960 
(617) 535-6197 



Education Consortium 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Adolescent Acute Units 



LOCATION 



Salem Hospital 
Salem, MA 01901 

Lindemann M.H.C . 
Boston, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under the age of 22, in acute psychiatric 
crisis for whom treatment in less 
restrictive settings has been determined 
inappropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluation/assessment as well as 
direct instruction on a daily basis, 8:30 
a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, year 
round. Classes will be held in small groups 
with individual instruction available based 
on student needs. All students will have an 
appropriate educational plan developed while 
they are in the program. The educational 
staff will work closely with the clinical 
staff, DMH area staff and the local school 
systems to develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and to assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 

Enrollment: 14 coed Ages: 14-22 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



4/Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Wayne Tyrell, Program Director 
Educational Collaborative for Greater 
Boston, Inc. (E.D.C.O.) 
20 Kent Street 
Brookline, MA 02146 
(617) 738-5600 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



Centerpoint Intensive Residential 
Treatment Program (I.R.T.P.) 

Justice Resource Institute 
Hathorne, MA 01937 

Mentally ill male adolescents under 22 years 
of age who require a secure, intensive, 
residential treatment setting. 

Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education services, as part of a 
comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program provides 
diagnostic, educational, pre-vocational and 
competency based life skills development 
services through individual and small group 
instruction. All students will have an 
Individual Education Plan (I.E. P.) developed 
while they are in the program. The 
educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 

Enrollment: 12 male 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



1/Head Teacher 

^/Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 

Wendy Harvey 
Head Teacher 
P.O.Box 50 
Hathorne, MA 01937 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



B.I.S./E.D.C.O./D.Y.S. 



LOCATION 



Cameron House Shelter Care Program 

Challenge Secure Detention Program 

Challenge Limited Secure Shelter Care 

Program 

Charlestown Secure Detention Program 

Classification Unit 

JRI /Boston Secure Treatment Program 

Judge Connelly Secure Detention Program 

Judge Connelly Secure Treatment Program 

Ledgewood Short Term Secure Treatment 

Program 

Mentor Shelter Care Program 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. (D.Y.S.) 



ADMISSION 



All D.Y.S 
courts . 



commitments are determined by the 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the Boston District. 
The methodology supports the building of 
interpersonal skills in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. Services include: 
diagnostic/educational assessments, 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career awareness and pre- 
vocational training. The program is 
operational Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. 
- 3:30 p.m. year-round. 



Current Enrollment: 
Attendance) 



ADA (Average Daily 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Wayne Tyrell, Program Director 
Educational Collaborative for 
Boston, Inc. (E.D.C.O.) 
20 Kent Street 
Brookline, MA 02146 
(617) 738-5600 
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Greater 



NAME OF PROGRAM 



Northeast Family Institute/DYS Program 



LOCATION 



Northeast Family Institute 
The Goldsmith Building 
Gregory Street 
Middleton, MA 01949 
(617) 774-5845 



POPULATION 



Male adolescents between 11-17 years of age 
in the care and custody of the Department of 
Youth Services. 



ADMISSION 



All D.Y.S. commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to detained youth with special 
needs who are assigned to the Northeast 
Family Institute. The methodology supports 
the building of interpersonal skills in 
addition to concrete learning experiences. 
Services include: diagnostic/educational 
assessments, instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation and career awareness. 
The program is in operation year-round. 



Enrollment: 



23 Male 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Nancy Mongeau 

Northeast Family Institute 
The Goldsmith Building 
Gregory Street 
Middleton, MA 01949 
(617) 774-5845 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Rotenburg Girls Secure Treatment Facility/ 
DYS Program 



LOCATION 



1100 Princeton Avenue 
North Chelmsford, MA 01863 
(617) 453-0556 



POPULATION 



Female adolescents between 12-18 years of 
age in the care and custody of the 
Department of Youth Services. 



ADMISSION 



All D.Y.S. commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to DYS committed girls with special 
needs who are assigned to the Rotenburg 
facility. The methodology supports the 
building of interpersonal skills in addition 
to concrete learning experiences. Services 
induce diagnostic/educational assessments, 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career awareness, and 
vocational training. The program is 
operational year-round. 

Current Enrollment: 12 Female 



TYPE OF STAFF :.G 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Alan Klein 

Rotenberg Secure Treatment Facility 

P.O. Box 160 

1100 Princeton Avenue 

North Chelmsford, MA 01863 

(617) 453-0556 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Deer Island (Suffolk County) 

House of Correction 

Norfolk County House of Correct ion- (Dedham) 

Essex County House of Correction-(Lawrence) 

Middlesex House of Correction (Billerica) 

Essex County House of Correction-(Salem) 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-22 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
to exceed 2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the Greater Boston District. Services 
include diagnostic/educational assessment, 
as well as direct instruction in basic 
skills, academic remediation, pre GED basic 
life and functional academic skills, 
perceptional/ behavioral communications and 
vocational education. The program 
emphasizes preparations for future 
education, vocational and employment 
training programs or placements of a less 
restrictive nature. The program is 
operational for 220 days during the year. 



Enrollment: ADA 



STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided 
District Resource Team. 



by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Kalister Green 

Education Specialist II 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

P.O. Box A 

Hathorne, MA 01937 

(617) 727-4229 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Greater Boston District Resource Services 
Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative 



LOCATION 



341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 

Hogan Regional Center 
Hathorne,MA 01937 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Resource Team - The Resource Team services 
include consultation, in-service training, 
program evaluation and direct service 
delivery to students to promote optimal 
educational growth and development. Direct 
services are provided in psychology, speech, 
physical and occupational therapy. 
Additional consultation is available in the 
areas of curriculum development, vocational 
training, peripathology , adaptive physical 
education, adaptive design, and diagnostic 
testing. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Direct Program Service Psychologist 

Speech/Language Pathologist 

Occupational Therapist 

Physical Therapist 

Behavioral Consultant 

Vocational Counselor 

Diagnostician 



Evaluation Team Liaisons - The "E.T.L." is 
responsible for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring the development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The E.T.L. identifies 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educational 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



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PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



James J. Rourke, District Manager 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 
3^1 Mount Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 



Teal Sziklas 

Program Coordinator 

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative 

(G.L.E.C.) 

Hogan Regional Center 

P.O. Box A 

Hathorne, MA 01937 

(617) 727-9550 ext. 183 

or 
3^1 Mount Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 



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Greater Central District 

Department of Mental Health/MR (DMH) 
Belchertown State School - Belchertown, MA 
Glavin Regional Center - Shrewsbury, MA 
Monson Developmental Center - Palmer, MA 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Germaine Lawrence School - (Intensive Residential Treatment 

Program) Marlboro, MA 

West Lake Academy (Westboro) - (I.R.T.P.) - Westboro, MA 

Worcester - (I.R.T.P.) - Worcester, MA 

UMass Westboro Diagnostic/Acute Unit - Westboro, MA 

Department of Public Health (DPH) 
Y.E.S. Adolescent Program - Rutland, MA 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

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Worcester Secure Treatment Unit - Worcester, MA 
Worcester Hale Limited Secure Unit - Worcester, MA 
Pelletier Center Secure Detention Program - Marlboro, MA 
RFK/Westboro Secure Treatment Unit - Westboro, MA 
Westboro Secure Detention Unit - Westboro, MA 
Butler Center Secure Treatment Unit - Westboro, MA 
Littleton Girls' Secure Treatment - Littleton, MA 
Westfield Secure Detention Program - Westfield, MA 
Springfield Y.W.C.A. - CHD/Limited Secure Program 
Springfield, MA 

Lakeside CHD Shelter Care/Limited Secure Program 
Springfield, MA 

Holyoke CHD'Limited Secure Program - Holyoke, MA 
Western Youth Service Center - Springfield, MA 

Department of Corrections (CHC) 

Hampder. County House of Correction - Springfield, MA 
Hampshire County House of Correction - Northampton, MA 
Franklin County House of Correction - Greenfield, MA 
Berkshire County House of Correction - Pittsfield, MA 
Worcester County House of Correction - West Boylston, MA 

BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT 

Margaret Foran-Collins 

District Manager 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-1353 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Resource Skill Area I 



LOCATION 



One Berkshire Avenue 
Belchertown State School 
Belchertown, MA 01007 



POPULATION 



Children between 16-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental, 
physical and medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PR0G c -^ 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply handicapped students 
who live at Belchertown State School. The 
program provides a wide range of skill 
training from Fundamental Responding Skills 
level through basic skills level with an 
overall goal of developing as much 
independence as a specific child's 
limitations will allow. The curriculum 
includes instruction in the following skill 
areas: activities of daily living, 
mobility, communication, fine motor, gross 
motor/physical education, social/leisure 
skills, community and utilization skills. 
The program is in operation for 180 school 
days with a summer component. 

Enrollment: M 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers and Instructors 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra M. Hill 

Senior Supervisor in Education 

Greater Central District 

2 Front Street 

Belchertown State School 

Belchertown, MA 01007 

(413) 323-7677 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Resource Skill Area II 



LOCATION 



Ludlow High School 
500 Chapin Street 
Ludlow, MA 01056 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental, 
physical and medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PFOGF-'-' 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
from the local areas, as well as students 
who reside at Belchertown State School and 
Monson Developmental Center. The services 
include a wide range of skills training, 
from basic skills level through pre- 
vocational level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as a 
specific child's limitations will allow. 
The curriculum includes instruction in the 
following skill areas: activities of daily 
living, mobility, communication, fine motor, 
gross motor/physical education, social/ 
leisure skills, community utilization skills 
and pre-vocational skills. The program 
operates year round with a 180 day school 
year and a summer component. 

Current Enrollment: 7 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers and Instructors 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra Hill, Senior Supervisor in Education 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

2 Front Street 

Belchertown State School 

Belchertown, MA 01007 

(413) 323-7677 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Resource Skill Area III 



LOCATION 



State Avenue 

Monson Developmental Center 

Palmer, MA 01069 



POPULATION 



Children between 16-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including mental, 
physical and medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program is a facility-based program 
providing special education services to 
severely handicapped students. The program 
provides a wide range of skill training from 
Fundamental Responding Skills level through 
basic skills level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as a 
specific child's limitations will allow. 
The curriculum includes instruction in the 
following skill areas: activities of daily 
living, mobility, communication, fine motor, 
gross motor/physical education, social/ 
leisure skills, and community utilization 
skills. The program is operational for 180 
school days with a 40 day summer component. 

Enrollment: 2 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher and Instructor 

Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra M. Hill 

Senior Supervisor in Education 
Greater Central District 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 
2 Front Street 
Belchertown State School 
Belchertown, MA 01007 
(413) 323-7677 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Functional Skills Program 
FLLAC Collaborative 



LOCATION 



Bennett School 
Pleasant Street 
Leominster, MA 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including severe and 
profound retardation, mental, physical and 
medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(D.M.H.) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
from the local areas, as well as students 
who reside at Glavin Regional Center. The 
services include a wide range of skills 
training, from basic skills level through 
pre-vocational level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as a 
specific child's potential will allow. The 
curriculum includes instruction in the 
following skill areas: activities of daily 
living, mobility, communication, fine motor, 
gross motor/physical education, social/ 
leisure skills, community utilization skills 
and pre-vocational skills. The program 
operates year round from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday, except 
Wednesdays when the program closes at 12:30 
p.m. 

Enrollment: 4 B.I.S. students. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Joyce Kulig, Head Teacher 
FLLAC Functional Skills Program 
Bennett School 
Leominster, MA 
(617) 534-6597 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Germaine Lawrence School 
Intensive Residential Treatment 
Program - (I.R.T.P.) 



LOCATION 



Madonna Hall 
Marlboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill female adolescents under 22 
years of age who require a secure, intensive 
residential treatment setting. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(D.M.H.) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education services, as part of a 
comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program will 
provide diagnostic, educational, competency 
based life skills training and pre- 
vocational services through individual and 
small group instruction. All students will 
have an Individual Education Plan (I.E. P.) 
developed while they are in the program. 
The educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 

Enrollment - 12 Females 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Instructor 



Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Nancy Nobert, Head Teacher 

EDCO 

P.O. 288 

Lyman Street 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 792-1553 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



West Lake Academy 

Intensive Residential Treatment Program 

(I.R.T.P.) 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill adolescents under 22 years of 
age who require a secure, intensive 
residential treatment setting. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(D.M.H.) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education services, as part of a 
comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program provides 
diagnostic, educational, pre-vocational and 
competency based life skills development 
services through individual and small group 
instruction. All students will have an 
Individual Education Plan (I.E. P.) developed 
while they are in the program. The 
educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 

Enrollment - 12 coed 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Instructor 

Teachers Aide 



Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Nancy Nobert, Head Teacher 
EDCO 

P.O. 288 
Lyman Street 
Westboro, MA 01581 
(617) 792-1553 
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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Worcester Intensive Residential 
Treatment Program (I.R.T.P.) 



LOCATION 



Worcester State Hospital 
Worcester, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male adolescents under 22 years 
of age who require a secure, intensive, 
residential treatment setting. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(D.M.H.) 



TYPE OF ?F0G- : ^ 



The special education services, as part of a 
comprehensive and intensive treatment 
program, include educational evaluations/ 
assessments and direct instruction on a 
daily basis, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday, year round. The program provides 
diagnostic, educational, pre-vocational and 
competency based life skills development 
services through individual and small group 
instruction. All students will have an 
Individual Education Plan (I.E. P.) developed 
while they are in the program. The 
educational staff, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and local 
school systems will develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 

Enrollment - 14 male 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Instructor 

Teacher Aide 



Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Nancy Nobert, Head Teacher 

EDCO 

P.O. 288 

Lyman Street 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 792-1553 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



UMass Westboro Diagnostic/Acute 
Unit 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under 22 years of age in acute psychiatric 
crisis for whom treatment in less 
restrictive settings has been determined in- 
appropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(D.M.H.) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluations /assessments as well 
as direct instruction on a daily basis, 8:30 
a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, year 
round. The program provides diagnostic, 
educational, and competency based life 
skills development and services through 
individual and small group instruction. The 
emphasis will be on diagnostic and 
assessment services. 



Enrollment - 14 coed 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
(EDCO) 



Supplementary Services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Nancy Nobert, Head Teacher 

EDCO 

P.O. 288 

Lyman Street 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 792-1553 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Y.E.S. Program 

(Youth Experiencing Sobriety Program) 



LOCATION 



Rutland Heights Hospital 
Rutland, MA 



POPULATION 



Adolescents under the age of 22 



ADMISSION 



Referral from a variety of agencies 
including LEA's, Department of Mental 
Health, Department of Public Health, 
Court Referrals, Private Referrals. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Located at the Rutland Heights Hospital the 
Youth Experiencing Sobriety (Y.E.S.) Program 
is an intensive ninety day program, which 
holds as it's main objective the re- 
education of youthful substance abusers. 
Academic instruction is an integral part of 
the Y.E.S. Program. All students 
participate in an Individualized Educational 
Program which combines drug and alcohol 
education in decision and coping skills, all 
presented in a life skills context. The 
Competency Based Curriculum is utilized to 
combine the learning and traditional 
academics with functional skills. The 
underlying theory to this plan is that as 
the student becomes more proficient in 
functional skills, they will be able to run 
their lives with more competance and 
confidence. When this is accomplished, they 
will have also acquired the decision making 
and coping skills which enable them to live 
a drug/alcohol-free life. 

Enrollment: 15 coed 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT 



Special Education Teacher 

Margaret Foran-Collins, District Manager 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

P.O. Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-1353 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



North Shore Consortium 
Butler Treatment Center 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Sharp Building 
Westboro, MA 



POPULATION 



Male adolescents between 12-17 years of age 
who exhibit serious emotional disturbances 
and require intensive clinical intervention. 



ADMISSION 



All DYS commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides Special Education 
services in a highly structured setting to 
committed youths with serious emotional 
problems. The philosophy of the educational 
component supports intensive academic 
services provided in tandem with clinical, 
residential and medical services to meet the 
total treatment needs of the adolescent. 
The services include diagnostic/academic 
assessments, instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation and pre-vocational 
training. The program is operational year 
round Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 
3:30 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday 
when the program closes at 12:00 noon. 

Enrollment: 15 male 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Christine D'AnJou, Head Teacher 
P.O. Box 432 
Westboro, MA 01581 
(617) 366-8870 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



B.I.S./E.D.C.O./D.Y.S. 



LOCATION 



Westboro Secure Treatment Program 
Westboro Secure Detention Program 
Pelletier Center Girls Detention Program 
Worcester Secure Treatment Program 
RFK Westboro Secure Treatment Program 
Littleton Girls Secure Treatment Program 
Worcester Hale Limited Secure Program 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. 



ADMISSION 



All D.Y.S. commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the Central District. 
The methodology supports the building of 
interpersonal skills in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. Services include: 
diagnostic/ educational assessments, 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career awareness and pre- 
vocational training. The program is 
operational Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. 
- 3:30 p.m. year-round. 

Enrollment: ADA 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Katharine Cleary, Principal 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-1353 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



B.I.S./D.Y.S. 



LOCATION 



Holyoke CHD/Limited Secure Program 

Lakeside CHD/Limited Secure Program 

Springfield Y.M.C.A. CHD/Limited 

Program 

Westfield Secure Detention Center 

Western Youth Service Center 



Secure 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. 



ADMISSION 



All D.Y.S. commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the Western District. 
The methodology supports the building of 
interpersonal skills in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. Services include: 
diagnostic/educational assessments , 
instruction in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career awareness and pre- 
vocational training. The program is 
operational Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. 
- 3:30 p.m. year round. 



Enrollment: ADA 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra Hill 

Senior Supervisor in Education 
Greater Central District 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 
2 Front Street 
Belchertown State School 
Belchertown MA 01007 
(413) 323-7677 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction Special 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Berkshire County House of Correction 
Franklin County House of Correction 
Hampshire County House of Correction 
Hampden County House of Correction 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-22 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
exceed 2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the Western District. Services include 
diagnostic/educational assessment, as well 
as direct instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation, pre-GED basic life and 
functional academic skills, perceptional/ 
behavioral communications and vocational 
education. The program emphasizes 
preparations for future education, 
vocational and employment training programs 
or placements of a less restrictive 
nature. The program is operational for 249 
days during the year. 



STAFFING: 



Special Education Teachers 

Ancillary services provided by the District 
Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra Hill 

Senior Supervisor in Education 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Belchertown State School 

2 Front Street 

Belchertown, MA 01007 

(413) 323-7677 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction Special 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Worcester County House of Correction 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-22 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
to exceed 2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the Central District. Services include 
diagnostic/educational assessment, as well 
as direct instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation, pre-GED and functional 
academic skills. The program stresses 
building competency based life skills for 
re-entry into the community. The program is 
operational for 230 days during the year. 



STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 

Ancillary services provided by the District 
Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Katharine A. Cleary, Principal 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-1353 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Greater Central District Resource Services 
FLLAC Educational Collaborative 



LOCATION 



Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Resource Team - The Resource Team services 
includes consultation, in-service training, 
program evaluation and direct service 
delivery to students to promote optimal 
educational growth and development. Direct 
services are provided in psychology, speech, 
physical and occupational therapy. 
Additional consultation is available in the 
areas of curriculum development, vocational 
training, bilingual/spanish education and 
stress management. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Direct Program Service 
Licensed Ph.D. Psychologist 
Speech/Language Pathologist 
Registered Physical Therapist 

Evaluation Team Liaisons - The "E.T.L." is 
responsible for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring the development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The E.T.L. identifies 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educational 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Jane Martin 

Director of Resource Services 

P.O. Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-0596 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Greater Central District Resource Services 
Western Office 



LOCATION 



Belchertown State School 
Belchertown, MA 01007 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Resource Team 



provides diagnostic and 



consultant services to all facility students 
or staff in: speech and communication, 
adaptive behavior analysis, behavior 
management, physical therapy, active 
stimulation, adaptive equipment, vocational 
training and medical assistance. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Speech Pathologist 

Behavior Specialist 

Vocational Instructor 

Active Stimulation Technician 

Licensed Practical Nurse 

Registered Physical Therapist Consultant 

Evaluation Team Liaisons - The "E.T.L." is 
responsible for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring the development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The E.T.L. identifies 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educational 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Debra Alavosios 
Coord ina tor /E valuator 
Belchertown State School 
2 Front Street 
Belchertown, MA 01007 
(413) 323-7601 



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SOUTH DISTRICT 

Department of Mental Health/MR (DMH) 

Alternative Education Center/Richardson School-Attleboro, Ma 
Paul A. Dever State School-Taunton, Ma. 
Wrentham State School -Wren tham, Ma. 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Adolescent Acute Unit/Taunton State Hospital-Taunton, Ma. 
Back-up Unit/Taunton State Hospital-Taunton, Ma. 
Overflow Units/Taunton State Hospital-Taunton, Ma. 
Overflow Unit/Medf ield State Hospital-Medf ield, Ma. 
Back-up Unit/Medfield State Hospital-Medf ield, Ma. 
Pocasset Mental Health Center-Pocasset , Ma. 
Corrigan Mental Health Center-Fall River, Ma. 

Department of Public Health (DPH) 

Lakeville Hospital-Lakeville, Ma. 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

Old Colony Y Girls Unit-Brockton, Ma. 

Brockton Boys Y Shelter Care Program-Brockton, Ma. 

Brockton Boys Y Diagnostic/Assessment Unit-Brockton, Ma. 

Hillside Unit-Roxbury , Ma. 

Project LEAP-Brewster, Ma. 

Department of Corrections (CHC) 

Barnstable County House of Correction 
Bristol/New Bedford County House of Correction 
Plymouth County House of Correction 



BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE SOUTH DISTRICT 

Joseph Reilly 

District Manager 

South District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Gifford Building 

60 Hodges Avenue 

Taunton, MA 02780 

(617) 823-6369 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Alternative Education Center 



LOCATION 



Richardson School 
Pine Street 
Attleboro, MA 02703 



POPULATION 



Developmentally delayed 
functioning within the severe 
mental retardation. 



students, 
range of 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) Dever and Wrentham State Schools. 



TYPE OF PROG?:* 



The program provides special education 
services in order to maximize each student's 
potential and to facilitate the acquisition 
of skills necessary for independent 
living. The curriculum areas addressed are: 
activities of daily living, fine motor/gross 
motor, physical education, communication, 
cognition, and socialization. The program 
is located in a school which is wheelchair 
accessible. The program operates for 220 
service delivery days per year with 30 
student contact hours per week; staff to 
pupil ratio for instruction is 1:2 or 1:1 
when necessary or prescribed by the I.E. P. 



Current Enrollment: 12 



Ages: 16-22 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Day Care Developmental Specialist 

Licensed Practical Nurse/Educational Aide 

Educational Aides 

(A combination of state and vendor staff) 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Vendor : 

Dr. Colin Couture, Executive 

Taunton Area Associates for 

Incorporated 

228 Weir Street 

Taunton, MA 02780 

(617) 823-7466 



Director 

Human Services, 



State : 

Frank Ventura, Principal 
South District 
Taunton State Hospital 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 823-6369 
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NAME OF PROGRAM 



The Dever B.I.S. Fundamental 
Skills and Basic Skills Program 



Responding 



LOCATION 



Paul A. Dever State School 

Fenton Building and Colton Hospital 

Taunton, MA 02780 



POPULATION 



Children under 22 years of age with multiple 
handicaps including mental, physical and 
medical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to multiply-handicapped students 
who reside at Dever State School. The 
services include a wide range of skills 
training, from basic skills level through 
pre-vocational level with an overall goal of 
developing as much independence as a 
specific child's limitations will allow. 
The curriculum includes instruction in the 
following skill areas: activities of daily 
living, mobility, communication, fine motor, 
gross motor/physical education, social/ 
leisure skills, community utilization skills 
and pre-vocational skills. 

The program is located in one large, wheel 
chair-accessible classroom in the Fenton 
Building with tutoring at the Colton 
Hospital Building. The program operates 
approximately 245 days per year with an 
average of 28 student contact hours per 
week; staff to pupil ratio is 1:2 or 1:1 
when prescribed by the I.E. P. 

Current Enrollment: 7 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Certified Special Education Teacher 
Day Care Developmental Specialist 
Teacher Aide 



Specialty services in the area of Physical, 
Occupational and Speech Therapy, Psychology, 
Adaptive Physical Education, and Active 
Stimulation Technology are provided by 
members of the District Resource Team and 
D.M.H. 



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PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Frank Ventura, Principal 

South District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Gifford Building 

60 Hodges Avenue 

Taunton, MA 02780 

(617) 823-6369 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Adolescent Acute Units 



LOCATION 



Taunton State Hospital 
Taunton, MA 

Medfield State Hospital 
Medfield, MA 

Pocasset Mental Health Center 
Pocasset, MA 

Corrigan Mental Health Center 
Fall River, MA 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 

under the age of 22, in acute psychiatric 

crisis for whom treatment in less 

restrictive settings has been determined 
inappropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluation/assessment as well as 
direct instruction and tutoring on a daily 
basis, 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday, year 
round. The program provides diagnostic and 
educational/ vocational services through 
individual and small group instruction. 



Enrollment - 23 



Ages: 14-22 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Day Care Developmental Specialists 

Ancillary services provided by the 
District Resource Team 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Frank Ventura, Principal 
South District 
Taunton State Hospital 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 823-6369 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Lakeville Hospital School 



LOCATION 



Lakeville Hospital Rehabilitation Center 
Main Street 
Route 105 
Lakeville, MA 023^6 



POPULATION 



Physically and multiply handicapped 
children, post surgical patients. 



ADMISSION 



Medical admissions and discharges. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Lakeville Hospital School provides special 
education services designed to address the 
diverse intellectual, emotional, and 
physical needs of its student population. 
All students are patients of the Lakeville 
Hospital Rehabilitation Center, and, as a 
group, do not conform to any one functional 
programmatic category or description. 
However, all services provided are in 
accordance with each student's 
Individualized Educational Plan (I.E. P.). 
Curriculum areas can include: activities of 
daily living, fine motor, gross motor, 
communication, physical therapy, 
occupational therapy and socialization, as 
well as other specific academic areas. 



The school is located on the third floor of 
the Lakeville Rehabilitation Center, and the 
entire building is wheelchair accessible. 
The . school is in operation from 9:00 a.m. - 
3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday for 182 days per 
year in addition to a 7-8 week summer 
component, with a total of 30 student 
contact hours per week. 

Average Enrollment: 20 Ages 7-21 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Educational Aides 



Specialty services in the area of Physical 

Therapy, Psychology, Adaptive Physical 

Education, Active Stimulation, and Adaptive 

Design Services are provided by the District 
Resource Team. 



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PROGPAM CONTACT PERSON 



Lenora D. McGuire, Principal 

Lakeville Hospital Rehabilitation Center 

Main Street 

Route 105 

Lakeville, MA 02346 

(617) 947-1231, Ext. 362 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



B.I.S./E.D.C.O./D.Y.S. 



LOCATION 



Old Colony Y Girls Unit 

Brockton Boys Y Shelter Care Program 

Brockton Boys Y Diagnostic/Assessment Unit 

Hillside Shelter Care 

Project LEAP 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of age in the 
care and custody of the Department of Youth 
Services. 



ADMISSION 



All D.Y.S. commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to adolescents in detention and 
treatment centers in the South District. 
The methodology supports the building of 
interpersonal skills in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. Services include: 
diagnostic/educational assessments, instruc- 
tion in basic skills, academic remediation, 
career awareness and pre-vocational 
training. The program is operational 229 
days during the year. 



Current Enrollment: ADA 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services provided by the 
District Resource Team 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Enrique R. DeJesus 
EDCO, Inc. 
Gifford Building 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 727-4566 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



County House of Correction Special 
Education Program 



LOCATION 



Barnstable County House of Correction 

Bristol/New Bedford County House of 

Correction 

Plymouth County House of Correction 



POPULATION 



Youths between 17-22 years of age sentenced 
by the courts for a predetermined period not 
exceed 2 years. 



ADMISSION 



All CHC commitments are determined by the 
courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services to eligible inmates in the CHCs in 
the South District. Services include 
diagnostic/educational assessment, as well 
as direct instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation, pre-GED basic life and 
functional academic skills, preceptional/ 
behavioral communications and vocational 
education. The program emphasizes 
preparations for future education, 
vocational and employment training programs 
or placements of a less restrictive 
nature. The program is operational year 
round. 



Current Enrollment 



ADA 



STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided 
District Resource Team 



by the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Enrique R. DeJesus 
EDCO, Inc. 
Gifford Building 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 727-4566 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



South District Ancillary Services 



LOCATION 



Taunton State Hospital 
Gifford Building 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Resource Team - provides direct and 
consultative services to all South District 
programs in the areas of physical therapy, 
occupational therapy, behavior management, 
adaptive physical education, speech, and 
diagnostic services. 

Physical Therapist 

Occupational Therapist 

1.5 Physical Therapy Assistants 

Behavior Management Specialist 

Adaptive Physical Education Specialist 

Diagnostician 

Additional physical therapy services and 
speech are provided through a consultant 
agreement between EDCO and the Brockton 
Visiting Nurses Association (for physical 
therapy) and the Communication and Rehabili- 
tation Association (for speech). 

Evaluation Team Liaisons - The "E.T.L." is 
responsiDie for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(such as DMH, DYS, DPH) on behalf of BIS 
students. They are also responsible for 
monitoring the development through quarterly 
reporting and delivery of educational plans 
and services. The E.T.L. identifes 
appropriate educational placements for 
discharge planning and provides educational 
follow-up for up to one year after 
discharge. Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all discharged 
youth. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Enrique R. De Jesus 
EDCO, Inc. 
Gifford Building 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 727-4566 



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%Q District 



Gaebler School District 
Gaebler School, Waltham, MA 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Metropolitan Adolescent and Family Program - 

Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham, MA 

Back up Unit - Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham, MA 

Overflow Unit - Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham, MA 

Children's Unit - Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 

Boston, MA 



BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE GAEBLER SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Philip DiMattia 

District Manager 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Gaebler School 

475 Trapelo Road 

Waltham MA 02154 

(617) 899-0800 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Gaebler School 



LOCATION 



475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02 154 
(617) 899-0800 



POPULATION 



Chronically mentally-ill children between 
6-16 years of age who exhibit serious limit- 
setting deficits and require intensive 
clinical intervention for a short term or 
extended period of time. 



ADMISSION 



The Gaebler School serves some of the most 
difficult children and adolescents who are 
psychiatrically ill within the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. 



Sources of Enrollment Include: 

1. Court admissions to the Gaebler Center 
for psychiatric evaluation; 

2. Voluntary admissions to Gaebler Center 
from families, public and private 
agencies; 

3. Community Day School enrollments are the 
result of parent and local Public School 
referrals and agreement. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special education 
services to students with severe adaptive 
disturbances. The school seeks to implement 
the principle of Least Restrictive 
Environment by providing quality educational 
and related services for students while 
insuring their personal and psychological 
safety. The program is thereby able to 
foster growth in academic, social and 
emotional competence by providing structure, 
limits and consistency for individual 
students. Minimum required subjects for all 
students depending upon grade level 
include: English, Math, Science, Social 
Studies and Physical Education. Other 
areas include vocational 

socialization, 
and computer 



subject 

instruction, structured 

environmental studies, 

assistance instruction. 

generally small in size 

instruction. 



Classes are 
with individual 



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The Gaebler School maintains two program 
sites. The main campus is located at the 
Gaebler Center and a satelite campus is 
located at the Lawrence Building, directly 
across the street. A student can attend 
classes at the Lawrence Building when he/she 
is able to assume responsibility for self- 
directed study, achievement of independence 
and personal self-management. 

The basic instructional units at the two 
program sites include: 

Gaebler Elementary - located at the Gaebler 
Campus and serving 15-20 students at anytime 
who demonstrate a need for greater attention 
to limit-setting issues. 

Gaebler Jr./Sr. High - located at the 
Gaebler Campus and serving 30-35 Jr./Sr. 
High level students at anytime whose limit 
setting ability constrains their ability to 
use a more open arrangement. 

Hi-Interest Class - located at the Gaebler 
Campus, this is a self-contained classroom 
serving 12-15 children at any one time. 
These children require extensive academic 
attention and close supervision. 

Lawrence Extension Elementary - located at 
the off campus (satellite) facility known as 
the Lawrence School. 15-20 elementary 
students spend the major portion of the 
school day at this location and may receive 
support services there. 

Lawrence Extension Jr./Sr. High - located at 
the off campus facility know as the Lawrence 
School. 20-25 Jr./Sr. High level students 
spend a major portion of the school day at 
this site with selected support services at 
the main campus, individually determined and 
scheduled. 

The Gaebler School serves as the continuous 
liaison with public schools and other public 
and private agencies to allow students to 
return home or to other less restrictive 
settings as soon as this becomes compatible 



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with the child's continued safe 
rehabilitation, education and treatment. In 
addition, the school prepares external 
environments (public and private schools, 
families, and other agencies) to receive 
students and provide for the continuity of 
care and education. 



The Gaebler School programs operate for a 
180 day school year and a 30 day summer 
program, for a total of 210 days per year. 
Under special circumstances some students 
are provided additional program days beyond 
the 210 days. 



ADA 



80 children and adolescents 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



A full range of instructional personnel who 
teach basic skills, academic subjects, 
computer instruction and physical education. 
Professional and ancillary support staff 
compliment the instructional staff. Because 
of its unique responsibility as the 
associated school to the Gaebler Children's 
Center (DMH), the Gaebler School (BIS) has 
available the clinical disciplines of child 
psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, 
clinical psychology and clinical social 
workers and pediatricians to the extent 
deemed necessary to provide appropriate 
services. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Diane Plank, Head Teacher 
Gaebler District 
475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02 154 
(617) 899-0800 

894-3600 ext. 3330 



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GAEBLER SCHOOL SPECIAL PROGRAMS 



DAY PROGRAM 



The Day Program located at the Lawrence Building, serves children who 
currently do not require overnight care away from their families but who need 
more extended programming. The program serves 3 classifications of children: 

1. Those in transition from hospital to comr-.nity. 

2. Community school children who need more clinical 
input than school can provide. 

3. Children referred from other hospitals or residen- 
tial schools. 

The interaction of clinical and school staff has resulted in a highly success- 
ful approach to the internalization of limits, social maturation, academic 
responsibility and healthy emotional growth for these children. Those served 
by this program continue to be helped to prevent the need for 24-hour 



hospitalization. 



DIAGNOSTIC CENTER 



The Diagnostic Center is a testing classroom located at the Lawrence Building. 
It is a 6-8 week service to LEA's to provide a complete multi-faceted 
educational assessment profile for students who are not achieving their 
present educational program and who also present associated behavior problems 
in the classroom. Included in the process will be daily observation and 
assessment, testing and interviewing as needed weekly TEAM evaluations, weekly 
written updated to LEA's, and exposure to computers, physical education, 
vocational education, art, recreation, and career awareness. Upon completion 
of the program, the Diagnostic TEAM will deliver a recommended IEP with 
suggestions for LEA implementation, a final comprehensive report, transition 
back to LEA, and follow-up consultation to the LEA if requested. 

For further information on the Diagnostic Center and/or the Day Center 
Program, please contact: 

Joanne Stratton-Mamber 

Unit Coordinator 

Gaebler/Lawrence Building 

258 Trapelo Road 

Waltham, MA 02154 

(617) 894-6400 



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HANDYMAN PROGRAM 



As part of the vocational program at the Gaebler School, the Handyman Program 
serves as a community service program. This program, initiated by the school 
in 1983, has identified discreet handyman skill areas to include window and 
sash cord repair, insulation and energy conservation, cleaning and preserving 
exterior gutters, furniture repair, minor plumbing and electrical repair and 
minor carpentry repair (steps, porch, rails, etc.). 

Higher functioning students trained to perform the aforementioned tasks are 
paired in two-student, two-instructor teams. m In consort with the City of 
Waltham Planning Office, senior citizens and/or handicapped adults are 
identified within the community who desire and need services that match the 
skills of the Gaebler Handyman students. The criteria used to determine 
participation includes a senior citizen on a fixed income or handicapped 
elderly person living in their own dwelling (either their own home or rented 
apartment). Appointments are scheduled in such a way so that work required 
has the likelihood of being completed within a two hour duration. 

The overriding aim of the occupational/vocational special education component 
is to give first hand experience and feedback to students that reinforces the 
principle that the more competent within the world of work that the individual 
becomes the less attention is given to the handicapping conditions. 
Furthermore, the program offers the individual the opportunity to experience 
the good work performed by individuals in this special program. 

For further information, please contact: 

Dan Deedy, Program Coordinator 

or 

Father Tom Curran, Community Liaison 

The Gaebler School 

475 Trapelo Road 

Waltham, MA 02154 

(617) 899-0800 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Metropolitan Adolescent and Family Program 
Back Up Unit 
Overflow Unit 



LOCATION 



Metropolitan State Hospital 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 894-3600 x3468 



POPULATION 



Mentally ill male and female adolescents 
under the age of 22, in acute psychiatric 
crisis for whom treatment in less 
restrictive settings has been determined 
inappropriate or unavailable. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education program includes 
educational evaluation/assessment as well as 
direct instruction on a daily basis, 8:30 
a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, year 
round. Classes will be held in small groups 
with individual instruction available based 
on student needs. All students will have an 
appropriate educational plan developed while 
they are in the program. The educational 
staff, DMH area staff and the local school 
systems to develop and provide an 
appropriate educational program while the 
student is in the unit and to assist in the 
smooth transition to community based 
programming after discharge. 

ADA: 12 Ages: 16-22 

Enrollment: 10-15 coed with adolescents 
based on Backup and Overflow Units' for 
census overflow. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers (1ST) (4) 
Evaluation Team Liaison (1) 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Philip DiMattia 
District Manager 
Gaebler District 
475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 899-0807 

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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Massachusetts Mental Health Center 
Children's Unit - Ward 6 



LOCATION 



Massachusetts Mental Health Center 
74 Fenwood Road 
Boston, MA 02115 



POPULATION 



Children 4-12 years of age who exhibit 
serious emotional disturbances and require 
intensive clinical intervention. 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of Mental Health 
(DMH) 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides special education 
services in a highly structured setting to 
children with serious emotional problems. 
The methodology supports development of a 
positive self image in addition to concrete 
learning experiences. The services include 
diagnostic/academic assessments, instruction 
in readiness and basic skills, academic 
remediation, leisure and socialization 
instruction, physical education and 
community awareness. The program is 
operational Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 
1:45 p.m. and Friday, 9:15 a.m.- 12:00, year 
round. 



ADA 



6 children coed 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



1 Special Education Teacher 
1 Teaching Assistant 



Supplementary services 
District Resource Team. 



provided by ' the 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Philip DiMattia 
District Manager 
Gaebler District 
475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 899-0807 



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Massachusetts Hospital School 



BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS AT MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL 



Lorraine R. Atkin 
District Manager 

Mary M. McAuliffe 

Director of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Department of Education 

Massachusetts Hospital School 

Canton, MA 02021 

(617) 828-2U40 ext. 419 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Margaret Brayton School at 
Massachusetts Hospital School (MHS) 



LOCATION 



Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617) 828-2440 



POPULATION 



Orthopedically and/or neurologically 
impaired students between 5-22 years of age; 
post surgical patients. 



ADMISSION 



Medical admissions and discharges 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The Massachusetts Hospital School provides 
special education services designed to 
address the diverse intellectual, emotional 
and physical needs of its student 
population. The school utilizes an 
individualized holistic approach which 
involves the interaction of educational, 
medical, recreational, and adaptive living 
programs for each student. Classroom 
instruction, for grades K through 12, is 
integrated with each student's medical, 
occupational, and physical and speech 
therapies. 

All MHS students (approximately 150 
residential and day school students from 
over 82 local school systems) receive E.T.L. 
(Evaluation Team Liaison) services. The 
primary functions of the ETL's are the 
development, modification, and monitoring of 
I.E.P.'s, student service coordination and 
related policy development. The E.T.L. is 
responsible for arranging Team Evaluation 
meetings with local education agencies and 
interfacing with other appropriate agencies 
(Department of Public Health, for example) 
on behalf of the students. The E.T.L. may 
identify appropriate educational placements 
for discharge planning. "688" referrals are 
made for all appropriate students. 

NOTE : The Brayton School at MHS is 
accredited by the New England 
Association of Schools and 
Colleges(NEASC). MHS is also 

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accredited by the Joint Commission 
Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH). 



of 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Vocational Trainers 

Teacher Aides 

High School Academic Teachers 

Elementary School Teachers 

Speech and Language Therapists 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Lorraine R. Atkin 
District Manager 

Mary M. McAuliffe 

Director of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Massachusetts Hospital School 

Canton, MA 02021 

(617) 828-24U0 ext. 419 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Massachusetts Hospital School Special 
Programs at Margaret Brayton School 



LOCATION 



Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Language-Based Classroom 
Speech/Language Therapy 
Child Guidance Counselor 
Vocational Training- " Project Eye " - 
Enabling Youth for Employment 



The Language-Based Classroom emphasizes 
practical academics through speech/language/ 
communicationfor severely language impaired 
and/or non-speaking students. 

Speech/Language Therapy provides individual 
and small group speech therapy for non- 
speaking and/or language impaired students. 

The Child Guidance Counselor assists 
children in alleviating stress around issues 
of hospitalization and progressive 
disability. 

The Vocational Training Program, " Project 
EYE ", provides vocational awareness and 
training within an educational framework for 
students 15-22 years of age. Students are 
assessed and trained for potential future 
employment. Placement in facility worksites 
precedes job placement in community 
businesses and industries. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Speech/Language Special Education Teacher 
Speech/Language Therapist 
Child Guidance Counselor 
Vocational Trainer 
Classroom Assistants 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Lorraine R. Atkin 
District Manager 

Mary M. McAuliffe 
Director of Education 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 
Massachusetts Hospital School 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617) 828-2440 ext. 419 
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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Massachusetts Hospital School 

Student Independent Living Experience (SILE) 



LOCATION 



Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 



POPULATION 



Adolescents 16-22 years of age with severe 
physical disabilities. 



ADMISSION 



Program is open to Brayton High School 
students at Massachusetts Hospital School. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



A short-term residential program at the 
Massachusetts Hospital School designed to 
help severely handicapped adolescents to 
acquire the confidence and skills to achieve 
maximum independence. Students receive 
skills training in self-care, emergency 
medical care, nutrition, homemaking, 
financial management, transportation, and 
utilizing community resources. Students 
learn to recruit, hire, train, and direct 
their own personal care assistants (PCA's). 
SILE provides support and encouragement 
through individualized goal-oriented 
planning sessions, group and individual 
counseling. However, the critical factor in 
the success of the program is the student's 
"can do" attitude. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Teacher /Coordinator /Counselor 
Teacher /Liaison /Counselor 
2 Counselors/Skills Trainers 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Lorraine R. Atkin 
District Manager 

Mary M. McAuliffe 

Director of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Massachusetts Hospital Schools 

Canton, MA 02021 

(617) 828-2440 ext. 419 



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