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Bureau of Institutional Schools' 



Program & 
Resource 

Guide FY $8 

Massachusetts Department of Education 
Division of Special Education 



MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF EDUCATION 

James F. Crain, Gloucester, Chairperson 
Joseph E. Killory, Sandwich, Vice Chairperson 

Raquel Bauman, Holden 

James R. Grande, Hanover 

Sol Kolack, Newton 

Anne S. Larkin, Bedford 

Melissa M. McNally, Cambridge 

Loretta L. Roach, Boston 

Mary Ellen Smith, Boston 

Theodora A. Sylvester, Springfield 

Frances M. Turner, South Egremont 

Mary C. Wright, Falmouth 



Harold Raynolds, Jr., Commissioner of Education, Secretary 
Franklyn G. Jenifer, Chancellor, Board of Regents, Ex Officio 



Judith I. Riegelhaupt, Acting 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: Postal Instant Press 



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 VI and Title IX, 
or handicap, in compliance with section 504. 



Publication #14981-72-1000-8/87 

Approved by Daniel D. Carter, State Purchasing Agent 




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Education 

1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169 
September, 1987 



Dear Col league : 

The Massachusetts Department of Education, through the 
Bureau of Institutional Schools (B.I.S.), provides a wide 
range of services to the special needs students placed in 
institutional residences throughout the commonwealth. This 
Program and Resource Guide is developed to outline the 
Bureau of Institutional Schools'' special education programs 
that are arranged to provide direct services to over 1,000 
special needs students per day/7,000 per year in the 
Departments of Mental Health, Public Health, Youth 
Services and County House of Correction facilities 
statewide. 

The Bureau is administratively organized into four 
geographic districts, each managed by a District Manager. 
In accordance with Chapter 766, the Department of Education 
maintains a "School Department" for school age children 
through the Bureau of institutional Schools'' programs and 
services. 

The purpose of this Program and Resource Guide is two-fold: 

1. to outline existing special education 
programs within each district for which 
B.I.S. is responsible; and 



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



It is our sincere hope that this manual will serve as a 
resource to enable you to improve and expand special 
education services to all of the special needs children 
for whom we are responsible throughout the state. 

Please feel free to contact B.I.S. staff for further 
inf ormat ion . 



Si ncere 1 y , 





Marvin A. Moore, Ulrector 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

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

B.I.S. Curriculum and Computer Resource Library Page 4 

Competency Based Curriculum (C.B.C.) Resource Guide.. Page 6 

Resource Team Page 8 

Management Information System CM.I.S.) Page 9 

Adaptive Design Services Page 10 

Incentive Grant Programs Page 13 

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

Professional Development and Teacher In-Service 

Training Page 15 



B.I.S. Diagnostic Component Page 1 



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Computer Curriculum Guide for Emotionally Disturbed 
Students Page 19 

New Initiatives Page 20 

Vocational Education and Training Programs 
B.I.S. South District Curriculum Resource Library 



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



Greater Boston District Page 24 

Greater Central District Page 42 

South District Page 64 

Gaebler School District Paae 80 



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 
Evelyn Tyner 
(617)727-0767 



Computer 

Debbie Corcoran 
(617)727-0767 



TYPES OF MATERIALS 



Books, kits, filmstrips, games, 
duplicating masters, video and 
audio cassettes, A.V. equipment, 
computer books, magazines, 
periodicals, and software. A 
catalog file, sample texts, and 
computer software are available 
to review in the Resource Library,* 



SUBJECT AREAS 



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



TO ACCESS MATERIALS 



Curr icul urn 
Contact Evelyn 
Tyner on Tuesday/ 
Wednesday or your 
District Curriculum 
Representative . 



Computer 
Contact Debbie 
Corcoran Monday- 
Friday or your 
District Computer 
Representat i ve . 



TIME FRAME 



Curriculum 
Based on program 
needs and demand. 
Materials may be 
borrowed and used 
in the classroom 
for a reasonable 
length of time. 



Computer 

Based on program 
needs. Materials 
may be borrowed 
and used in the 
classroom for a 
reasonable length 
of time. Computer 
Software- 3 
pieces per B.I .S. 
funded teacher 
for 1 month; 
additional time 
on request. 



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



*A LIST OF SPECIFIC CURRICULUM MATERIALS AND/OR COMPUTER 
SOFTWARE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE RESOURCE LIBRARY 





COMPETENCY BASED CUR RICULUM RESOURCE GUIDE 



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 subject areas: 

Communi tv Awareness . Heal th . Occupat ional Preparedness . 
Government and Law., and Consumer Awareness- Each is 
organized with a 3-ring binder, which allows teachers to 
easily remove materials for duplication and/or add their own 
materials. 

Each binder contains a teacher's guide, goals and 
objectives, the text of a teaching tape, a pretest and post 
test with answers, answers to suggested published teaching 
materials and answers to supplementary teaching materials 
for that specific subject area. 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 listing of 
computer courseware is available from your CBCRG 
represent at i ve. 

A checklist has been developed to document a student / s 
progress through the curriculum. The teacher, therefore, 
can Insure that a student does not repeat an activity. For 
the DYS population, this is especially important because 
students may move from one facility to another. 

In some cases a special section containing suggested 
unpubl i shed teaching materials have 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 CBCRG. 



Greater Boston District- Jo Nacheman 

Jane Marston 



- (617)727-0500 

- (617)727-0500 



Greater Central District- Brenda McGill - (617)366-0596 

Cheryl Izyk - (617)727-4470 
(Western Office) (413)589-7817 



South District- 



Judith Bennett - (617)727-4566 



Gaebler District- 



Diane Plank 



- (617)899-0800 



Mass Hospital School - 



Ethel McCoy 



(617)828-2440 
ext. 419 




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. 



Type of Resources 



1. Direct service delivery to 
students Including: 
physical and occupational 
therapy 
psychology 
speech 

diagnostic testing/ 
evaluation 



Type of Staffing 



To Access Resources 



2. Consultations in these areas; 

curriculum development 

vocational training 

peripathology 

adaptive physical 

education 

adaptive design 

interactive movement 

programs 

co-active movement 

programs 

stress management 

bi 1 lngua 1 /Spanish services 

3. In-Service Teacher Training 

4. Program Evaluation 

Psychologists, Speech/Language 
Pathologists, Physical and 
Occupational Therapists, 
Behavior Consul tants,Vocat lonal 
Counselors, Diagnostic Teachers. 

Refer to specific District 
Resource Team descriptions which 
include information on specific 
individuals to contact. 




MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (M.I.S.) 



LOCATION 



CONTACT PERSON 



341 Mt . Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 

Project Coordinator 
(617) 727-0767 



TYPE OF SERVICE 



TO ACCESS SERVICES 




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 
(alphabetical ly) 

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 ox is 
transferred between DYS units. 
Therefore, a student's education 
can be continuous and ongoing. 

Authorized teaching personnel 
may call M.I.S. if a youth's 
name does not appear on the 
Master List to determine 
whether 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 students records 
wi 1 1 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 D ESIGN SERVICES 



LOCATION 



Lakeville Hospital 

Rehabilitation Center 

Main Street 

Route 105 

Lakevil 1 e , MA 02346 



CONTACT PERSON 



Brian P. Maurer, ME 
Operations Manager 
(617) 947-1231 ext. 



652 



TYPE OF PROJECT 



The Adaptive Jeslgn program is 
an ancillary service to special 
education programs. Barriers to a 
handicapped student / s full 
participation in these programs 
are minimized or eliminated 
altogether by way of custom and 
specialized apparatus fabricated 
by the Adaptive Design Staff. 
These Include environmental 
control aids, devices which 
enhance Independent performance 
of educational tasks or activities 
of dally living, and active 
stimulation programming equipment. 
In addition, Adaptive Design 
offers technical consultation in 
a number of areas, including 
wheelchair adaptation, 
environmental accessibility, and 
other aspects of rehabilitation 
technol ogy . 






Children and young adults (3 to 
years of age) who are eligible for 
other special education 
programming are also eligible for 
these services. The Adaptive 
Design Services Workshop 
fabricates only those devices 
which are not commercially 
avai 1 abl e . 



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The goals of the program are to 
encourage the use of adaptive 
equipment in order to facilitate 
the students' normal development 
sequence and maximize their 
functional independence. 
An interdisciplinary evaluation 
and referral process is utilized. 
A special team is available for 
consultation and training. 



RESOURCE MATERIALS 



Adaptive Design Service 
Project Manual for Project 
Repl icat ion 



"Adaptive Design: Making it 
Better" . (videotape) . 



These resources are available 
for general use. The videotape 
discusses the advantages of 
customized devices, while the 
manual delineates space, 
equipment and materials 
necessary for starting an 
adaptive equipment program. 



STAFFING 



The Adaptive Design Services 
staff is a team of professionals 
with backgrounds in 
rehabilitation, engineering, 
design and special 
educat ion. 



TO ACCESS SERVICES 



Contact Brian Maurer at the 
address 1 isted above for 
information on the referral and 
fabrication process, consultative 
services and resource materials. 



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INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAMS 



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' 87 resulted in this funding being made available to 
(46) LEAs for the continued special education service 
delivery to (57) students. In all instances, this resource 
provides 100% of the costs for educating these children. 

In the past, when children were transfered from 
institutional school departments to local education 
programs, an unforseen financial burden was frequently 
imposed upon the local schoch district. To alleviate thir 
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 malnstreamed or participate in less 
restrictive collaborative or public education programs. A 
student Is eligible for renewal of the Incentive grant in 
successive years until the termination of the fiscal year of 
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 in a less restrictive public school 
educational setting, the local school system incurred the 
financial responsibility for their educational program. 



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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 parents 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 
excei d 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 
edu;ational 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. In most 
instances, this resource provides 100% of the costs for 
educating these children. 

FY'87 resulted in this finding being made available to 
(28) LEAs for the continued special education service 
delivery to (41) students. 



Analysis of FY'87 LEA and Chapter 750 Incentive Grants 

Total number of new and re-newed grants awarded = 98 

Total Cost = $1,186,954.04 

Statewide Average per/pupil cost= $12,112.00 

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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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER 
IN-SERVICE TRAINING 



The Bureau of Institutional Schools has developed an 
In-Service Training plan which has been arranged to 
facilitate the training and retraining of B.I.S. teachers in 
order to appropriately address the special education needs 
of Institutionalized youth. It is the perception of the 
Bureau that many school systems and public school teachers 
may benefit from the Bureau / s acquired knowledge/experience 
in teacher training in particular areas of classroom 
management for adolescents who exhibit emotional, 
behavioral, psychological, and/or psychiatric disorders. 

The focus of this professional developmen; effort is: 

1. To encourage teachers to recognize aid develop 
proficient skills and confidence to enhc/ice their ability to 
provide special education instruction and related services 
to the populations of youth served by B.I.S. 

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 Methodol oaies t Analysis of the FY'87 training 
activities and continued needs assessments of direct care 
staff will be used in order to coordinate FY'88 professional 
development and in-service training activities. Statewide 
training days will be arranged for all Bureau staff and 
district half-day in-service training sessions will be 
scheduled to address the specific needs of staff assigned 
district responsibilities. 

Professional Development and Training Priorities : 

The following training priorities will be highlighted during 

FY" 88: 

1. The assessment and development of appropriate 
curriculum materials for respective Bureau 
populations in order to provide consistency and 
continuity to the extent possible for service 
del i very 

2. The interface of appropriate curriculum material 
to computer assisted instructional technology. 



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3. The development and Implementation of a training 
program through which to orient new and transitioning 
Bureau teaching staff to B.I.S. procedures relative 
to Chapter 766 compliance and 766 service delivery. 

4. The continued training of teachers in classroom and 
behavior management techniques. 

5. The assessment and development of standards of 
education services to B.I.S. populations 
respective to facility placement. 

6. The assessment and development of education and 
diagnostic standards and procedures in order to 
facilitate communications and relationships between 
the Bureau's diagnosticians, E.T.L.s, resource team 
services, and teaching professionals. 

7. The assessment and development of standards and 
procedures related to administration, management, 
and supervision of the Bureau's special education 
programs, services and staff. 

8. The assessment and development of standards and 
procedures related to the development and delivery 
of I.E. P. services. 

A calendar of training workshops will be arranged and 
disseminated in the fall. Pre-registrat ion is required for 
al 1 workshops. 

Contact Person: 

Marvin A. Moore, Director 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

1385 Hancock Street 

Quincy, MA 02169 

(617) 770-7472 



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BUREAU OF INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS DIAGNOSTIC COMPONENT 



The B.I.S. Diagnostic Component provides educational testing 
for the development of instructional programming and the 
Individual Education Plan, (I.E. P.). The focus of the 
Diagnostic Component is on achievement and aptitude testing 
as it relates to educational programming. It is not 
intended to be a substitute for psychological evaluations. 
It may serve as an initial part of the total educational 
evaluation conducted by the Resource Team. 



The B.I.S. Diagnostic Component was created to bridge the 
gap between agencies, particularly in cases where 
psychological and educational workups are done. The testing 
serves to confirm teacher observations and classroom 
assessments. It provides standardized assessment results 
and gives additional input in the I.E. P. process. 



The resource team diagnostician provides educational 
assessment of B.I.S. students in DYS, CHC, DMH, and DPH 
facilities. The interpretation of diagnostic assessment 
assists the teacher with recommendations for remedial 
techniques, program modifications and appropriate 
curriculumm materials. 



B.I.S. Diagnostic Services are provided within district 
boundaries to students in Department of Mental Health IRTP, 
Acute, and State Hospital units, DYS Secure Facilities, as 
well as DPH and CHC facilities with a B.I.S. presence. 



The resource team diagnostician is appropriately certified 
and has classroom and other experience which includes test 
administration and interpretation, and teacher consultation 
regarding remediation, and curriculum. 



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Requests for Diagnostic Services are made when B.I.S. 
teachers need specific information regarding students' level 
of academic functioning, learning style, academic strengths 
and weaknesses, or relative issues. Standard request forms 
for Resource Team Services are completed by B.I.S. Teachers 
and submitted via Evaluation Team Liaisons to appropriate 
Resource Team members. Please refer to Resource Services 
by District for Specific Contact Person. 




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COMPUTER CURRICULUM GUIDE 
FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENTS 



The purpose of this project, which began as a federally 
funded initiative in September 1985, is to develop a 
curriculum guide to be utilized by teachers in the Bureau of 
Insitutional 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/ 
behavioral ly disordered. The project has developed a 
functional curriculum which will help to support the 
cognitive, social and academic needs of the students. 
Issues of developing impulse control, cooperative learning, 
developing logical thinking, and teaching functional skills, 
as well as reinforcing basic skill instruction are integral 
compo ents of this curriculumm. The goal of this project is 
to assist teachers in integrating 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 
guide and training will be made available to teachers within 
the Bureau's programs. 

The draft form of the guide is currently being field tested 
with teachers using several BIS sites statewide. The 
feedback will be incorporated into an expanded printed guide 
to be completed by January, 1988. 

This project is now funded as part of the Statewide Services 
Project. For further information, please contact: 



Susan Stelk 

Project Supervisor 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

341 Mt . Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 02172 

(617) 727-0767 




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NEW INITIATIVES 



VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM 



The Department of Education in cooperation with the 
Department of Youth Services (DYS) recently released a 
Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop vocational education 
and training programs for youth who are committed to the 
care and custody of DYS. 

During the past two years, successful programs have been 
implemented within vocational high schools, and the goal of 
this project is to further expand existing programs and 
develop new programs for DYS youth participation. The 
target date for programs to begin operation is October, 
1987. 

The funds for this project will be provided by the Carl 
Perkins Act, the Bureau of Institutional Schools, and the 
Department of Youth Services. 

In addition, the Bureau of Institutional Schools will 
address the issue of vocational education assessment and 
training for the BIS student population through the 
f ol 1 owing steps: 

1. identify and highlight existing vocational 
education assessment and training programs 
throughout BIS Districts. 

2. identify the important elements or considerations 
in developing or expanding vocational programs for 
a targeted BIS student population. 

3. identify to what extent pre-vocat ional activities 
are integrated into the curriculum for BIS 
students. 

For further information, please contact: 

Janice L. Robinson 

Project Coordinator 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

341 Mt. Auburn Street 

Watertown, MA 02172 

(617) 727-0767 



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B.I.S. South District Curriculum 
Resource Library 



LOCATION 



South District 
Taunton State Hospital 
Glfford Building 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 



CONTACT PERSON 



Frank 
South 
(617) 



Ventura, 
District 
823-6369 



Principal 



TYPES OF MATERIALS 



Curriculum books, work books, 
kits, cassettes and A.V. 
equipment. Life skills and 
career development materials, 
computer curriculum guides, 
computer literacy curriculum 
and software. In addition, 
the library contains a bank 
of resources dealing with 
remedial techniques in basic 
skill development. 



SUBJECT AREA 



Scope and sequence of 
curriculum in language arts, 
social studies, sciences and 
other curriculum areas. 



TQ ACCESS MATERIALS 



Contact Frank Ventura at the 
address listed above. 



TIME FRAME 



Programs within the South 
District and other districts can 
borrow materials based on program 
needs. Materials may be borrowed 
and used in the classroom for a 
reasonable length of time. 



A catalogue file and sample texts 
are available for review in the 
Resource Library. 



OPENING DATE 



The tentative opening date 
October 1, 1987. 



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BUREAU OF INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS 



SPECIAL EDU CA TION P RQ CRAM S 



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Greater Boston District 
& Facilities of BIS. 




gRoslindate 

Mattapan 



mk/dmh-i 

DYS-2 
CHC-3 
SHEPS-4 



Greater Boston District 

Department of Mental Health/MR (DMH) 
Walter E. Fernald State School- 
Developmental Enrichment Program-Woods ide (Waltham. MA) 
Developmental Enrichment Program- Watertown, MA 
Hogan Regional Center- 
Developmental Enrichment Program - (Hathorne, MA) 
Greater Newburyport Educational Collaborative (GNEO- 
Basic Ski 1 1 s/Pre-Vocat ional Program- (Georgetown, MA) 
Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative (GLEO- 
Basic Ski 1 ls/Pre-Vocat ional Program- (Topsfield, MA) 
North Shore Special Education Consortium (NSSEC) 
Peabody , MA 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Adolescent Acute Unit-Salem Hospi tal -Sal em. MA 

Back Up Uni t-Lindeman M.H.C. -Boston , MA 

Centerpoint Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP)- 

Hathorne, MA 

Department of Youth Services (DYS) 

Cameron House Shelter Care Program-Somervi 1 1 e , MA 

Mentor Shelter Care Program-Somervi 1 le , MA 

Challenge Limited Secure Shelter Care Program-Dorchester .MA 

Challenge Secure Detention Program-Dorchester, MA 

Charlestown Secure Detention Program-Char 1 estown , MA 

Classification Uni t/JRI-Dorchester , MA 

Boston Secure Treatment Program-JRI/Rosl i ndal e , 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 

Rotenberg Girls Secure Treatment Program- Chelmsford, MA 

Hillside Shelter Care Program- Roxbury, MA 

Department of Corrections (CHC) 

Middlesex County House of Correct ion-Bi 1 1 er ica, MA 

Essex County House of Correction-Lawrence, MA 

Essex County House of Correct ion-Sal em, MA 

Deer Island (Suffolk County) House of Correction- 

Winthrop, MA 

Norfolk County House of Correct ion-Dedham, MA 



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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 (617)727-4229 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 



Devel opmental 
(At Woods ide) 



Enrichment Program 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Fernald State School 
200 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 



Children 12-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including 
mental, physical and medical 
disabi 1 i t ies. 

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH). 

This program provides special 
education services to multiple- 
handicapped students who live 
at Fernald State School. The 
program provides a wide range 
of skill training from Fundamental 
Responding Skills level through 
pre-vocat ional level with an 
overall goal of developing as much 
independence as a specific child's 
physical limitations will allow. 
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 
cl oses at 1 :00 p.m. 

Enrollment: 3 coed 

Special Education Teacher 
Teaching Instructor 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



James J. Rourke 
District Manager 
Bureau of Institutional 
341 Mt . Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 

LOCATION 

POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Developmental Enrichment Program 
(At Water town) 

341 Mt . Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 

Children 12-22 years of age with 
multiple handicaps including 
mental , physical and medical 
disabi 1 i t ies. 

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH). 

This program provides special 
education services to multiple- 
handicapped students from the 
Fernald State School. The 
services include a wide range of 
skill training from Fundamental 
Responding skills level through 
pre-vocat ional level with an 
overall goal of developing as much 
independence as a sepcific child's 
physical limitations will allow. 
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: 5 coed 

Special Education Teacher, LPN 
Teaching Instructors 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Teamn 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



James J. Rourke 
District Manager 
Bureau of Institutional 
341 Mt . Auburn Street 



School s 



Watertown, MA 
(617) 727-0500 



02172 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 



Developmental Enrichment Program 

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 
handicapped students. Al 1 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 dally 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. 



Enrol lment : 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teacher 
Teaching Instructors 



Supplementary 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) 727-4229 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 

ADMISSION 

TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



GNEC Basic Ski 1 1 s/Pre-Vocat ional 
Program 

Penn Brook School 
68 Elm Street 
Georgetown, MA 01833 

Children between 15-22 years of 
age with developmental 
disabi 1 i t ies. 

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH). 

This basic skills pre-vocat ional 
level program provides special 
education services to seven <7) 
Hogan Regional Center students and 
four (4) LEA students. The 
program focuses on pre-vocat ional/ 
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. 

Enrol lment : 1 1 

Special Education Teachers 
Teacher Aides 

Supplementary services provided 
by the District Resource Team. 

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 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 



GLEC Basic Ski 1 Is/Pre- Vocat ional 
Program 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Proctor School 
60 Main Street 
Topsfield, MA 



01983 



Children between 14-22 years 
of age with multiple handicaps 
including medical and physical 
disabi 1 i t ies. 



Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH). 

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

Enrol lment : 15 

Special Education Teachers 
Teacher Instructors 
Registered Nurse 

Ancillary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 

James J. Rourke 
District Manager 
341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 

or 
Hogan Regional Center 
P.O. Box A 
Hathorne, MA 01937 
(617)727-4229 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



NSSEC Developmental 
Disabilities/ Basic 
Ski 1 Is Program 

McCarthy School 
76 Lake Street 
Peabody, MA 01960 

Students between 15-22 years of 
age with developmental 
disabi 1 i t i es . 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



This program provides special 
educational services for 5 
students who reside at the Hogan 
Regional Center. Program emphasis 
includes activities of daily 
living, communication, pre- 
vocational skills and community 
experience. Bureau of 
Institutional 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. 

Enrol Iment : 5 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Paraprof essional s 
School Nurse 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Supplementary Services provided 
by the District Resource Team. 

Christine D'Anjou 

Program Director 

North Shore Special Education 

Consortium (N.S.S.E.C.) 

c/o McCarthy School 

76 Lake Street 

Peabody, MA 01960 

(617) 535-6197 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



Adolescent Acute Units 

Salem Adolescent Acute Unit 
c/o Salem Hospital 
81 Highland Ave 
Salem, MA 01901 

Lindemann M.H.C.CBack Up Unit) 
Boston, MA 

Mentally 111 male and female 
adolescents under the age of 22, 
In acute psychiatric crisis for 
whom treatment in less re- 
strictive settings has been 
inappropriate or unavailable. 

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health CDMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



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 

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 
Brook 1 ine, MA 02146 
(617) 738-5600 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 

LOCATION 
POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CO NTACT PERSON 



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> 

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-vocat ional and 
competency based life skills 
development services through 
Individual Education Plan (I.E. P.) 
developed while they are in the 
program. The educational staff, 
in cooperation with clinical 
staff, OMH 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 

Head Teacher 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 

Christine D'AnJou 

Program Director 

North Shore Special Education 

Consortium (N.S.S.E.C.) 

c/o McCarthy School 

76 Lake Street 

Peabody, MA 01960 

<617) 535-6197 



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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 

Hillside Shelter Care Program 



POPULATION 



Children between 12-17 years of 
age in the care and custody of 



the Department of 
CD.Y.S.) 



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 Boston District. The 
methodology supports the building 
of interpersonal skills in 
addition to concrete learning 
experiences. Services include: 
di agnost i c/educat i ona 1 
assessments, instruction 
in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career 
awareness and prevocat ional 
training. The program is 
operational Monday through Friday. 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. year round. 



Current Enrollment: ADA (Average 
Daily Attendance) 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



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PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON Wayne Tyre 11, Program Director 

Educational Collaborative for 
Greater Boston, Inc. (E.D.C.O.) 
20 Kent Street 
Brook line, MA 02146 
(617) 738-5600 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



Northeast Family Inst i tute/DYS 
Program 

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 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



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

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: 
di agnost i c/educat i ona 1 
assessments, instruction 
in basic skills, academic 
remediation and career 
awareness. The program is in 
operation year-round. 

Enrollment: 23 male 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



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



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 



Rotenberg Girls Secure 
Treatment Facility/DYS Program 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



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



01863 



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

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

This program provides special 
education services to DYS 
committed girls with special 
needs who are assigned to the 
Rotenberg facility. The 
methodology supports the 
building of interpersonal skills 
in addition to concrete learning 
experiences. Services include 
di agnost i c/educat i ona 1 
assessments, instruction 
in basic skills, academic 
remediation, career 
awareness, and vocational 
training. The program is 
operational year-round. 

Current-Enrollment: 12 Female 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided 
by the District Resource Team. 

Ann Marie Teissier 

Rotenberg Secure Treatment 

Faci 1 i ty 

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 i on-( Dedham) 

Essex County House of 

Correct i on- ( Lawrence ) 

Middlesex County House of 

Correct ion-(Bi 1 lerica) 

Essex County House of Correction 

(Salem) 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



STAFFING 



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

All CHC commitments are 
determined by the courts. 

The program provides special 
education services to eligible 
inmates in the CHC's 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, perceptual/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. 

Enrol lment : ADA 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Kal ister Green 
Education Specialist II 
Bureau of Institutional 
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 

Col 1 aborat i ve 



LOCATION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 

Hogan Regional Center 
Hathorne, MA 01937 

Resource Team - The Resource 
Team services include 
consultation, in-service 
training, program 
evaluation and direct service 
del ivery 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 and peripathol ogy , 
adaptive design, and diagnostic 
test ing. 

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. 



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Discharge reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on all 
discharged youth. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON James J. Rourke 

District Manager 



Bureau of Institutional Schools 
341 Mt. Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 

Deborah DiMattia 
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 
341 Mt . Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 727-0500 



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Greater Central District 

Department of Mental HeaUh/(DMH) 
Glavin Regional Center-Shrewsbury, MA 
Monson Developmental Center- Palmer, MA 
Resource Skill Area II- Ludlow, 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) 

Worcester Secure Treatment Unit- Worcester, MA 

Worcester Hale Limited Secure Unit-Worcester, MA 

Pelletier Center Secure Detention Program-Mar lboro, MA 

RFK Secure Treatment Unit- Westboro, MA 

Westboro Secure Treatment Unit, Westboro, MA 

Westboro Secure Detention Uni t-Westboro, MA 

Butler Center Secure Treatment Uni t-Westboro, MA 

Littleton Girls 7 Secure Treatment- Littleton, MA 

Westfield Secure Detention Program-Westf ield, MA 

Springfield Y.W.C.A.- CHD/Limited Secure Program 

Springfield, MA 

Lakeside CHD Shelter Care/Limited Secure Program 

Springfield, MA 

Hoi yoke CHD/Limited Secure Program- Hoi yoke, MA 

Western Youth Service Center- Springfield, MA 

Department of Corrections (CHC) 

Hampden 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 GREATER CENTRAL 

DISTRICT 

Margaret Foran-Col 1 ins 

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 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Functional Skills Program 
FLLAC Collaborative 

Glavin Regional Center 
214 Lake Street 
Shrewsbury, MA 

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

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

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-vocat ional level with an 
overall goal of developing as 
much independence as possible. 

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: 3 B.I.S. students. 

Special Education Teacher 
Teacher Aide 

Supplementary Services 
provided by the District 
Resource Team. 

Margaret Foran-Col 1 ins. 
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 
LOCATION 



Resource Skill Area II 

Ludlow High School 
500 Chapin Street 
Ludlow, MA 01056 



POPULATION 



Children between 14-22 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 
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-vocat ional level 
with an overall goal of 
developing as much 
independence as possible. 

The program operates year 
round with a 180 day school 
year and a summer component . 

Current Enrollment: 10 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
and Instructors 



Supplementary services 
provided by the District 
Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra M. Hi 1 1 

Senior Supervisor in Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

2 Front Street 

Belchertown State School 

Belchertown, MA 01007 

(413) 589-7817 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 



Resource Skill Area III 



ADMISSION 



States Avenue 
Monson Developmental 
Palmer, MA 01069 



Center 



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

Referred by the Department 
of Mental Health (DMH) . 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



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 
developing as much 
independence as possible. 
The program is operational 
180 school days with a 40 
summer component. 



of 



for 
day 



Enrol lment : 






Special Education Teacher 
and Instructor 

Supplementary services 
provided by the District 
Resource Team. 

Sandra M. Hi 1 1 

Senior Supervisor in Education 
Greater Central District 
Bureau of Institutional Schools 
2 Front Street 
Belchertown State School 
Belchertown, MA 01007 
(413) 589-7817 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 

LOCATION 
POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



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

Madonna Hal 1 
Marlboro, MA 

Mental ly ill female 
adolescents under 22 years of 
age who require a secure, 
intensive residential treatment 
sett ing. 

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health. (DMH) 

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 provides 
diagnostic, educational, 
competency based life skills 
training and pre-vocat ional 
services through individual 
and small group instruction. 
Al 1 students wi 1 1 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 



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TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Instructor 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Supplementary Services provided 
by the District Resource Team. 



Nancy Nobert 
EDCO 

P.O. 288 
Lyman Street 
Westboro, MA 



Head Teacher 



01581 



(617) 7192-1553 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 

LOCATION 
POPULATION 



West Lake Academy 
Intensive Residential 
Program (I.R.T.P. ) 



Treatment 



ADMI SSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 

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

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health <DMH) 

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-vocat ional , 
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 
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 



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TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Instructor 

Teachers Aide 



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 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



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

Worcester State Hospital 
Worcester, MA 

Mental 1 y ill male 
adolescents under 22 years 
of age who require a secure 
intensive, residential 
treatment setting. 

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



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The special education 
services, as a 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 

diagnost ic ,educat ional , 
pre-vocat ional 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 



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TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 

Instructor 

Teacher Aide 



Supplementary Services 
provided by the 
District Resource Team 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Nancy Nobert,Head Teacher 

EDCO 

P.O. Box 288 

Lyman Street 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 792-1553 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 

LOCATION 

POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



oo 



UMass Westboro Diagnostic, 
Acute Unit 

Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 

Mentally ill male and 
female adolescents under '£.*. 
years of age in acute 
psychiatric crisis 
for whom treatment 
in less restrictive settings 
has been determined 
inappropriate or unavailable. 

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

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 

Special Education Teachers 
(EDCO) 

Supplementary Services 
provided by the 
District Resource Team. 

Nancy Nobert, Head Teacher 

EDCO 

P.O. 288 

Lyman Street 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 792-1553 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPOULATION 



Y.E.S. Program 

(Youth Experiencing Sobriety 

Program) 

Rutland Heights Hospital 
Rutland, MA 

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 
Referral s. 



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. Al 1 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/al cohol - 
free life. 



Enrollment: 15-20 coed 



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TYPE OF STAFFING Special Education Teachers 

PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON Margaret Foran-Col 1 ins , 

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 
LOCATION 

POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



North Shore Consortium 
Butler Treatment Center 



Westboro State 
Sharp Bui Iding 
Westboro, MA 



Hospital 



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

All DYS commitments are 
determined by the courts. 

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-vocat ional 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 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary Services 
provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



Linda Corbin 
P.O. Box 432 
Westboro, MA 
(617)366-8870 



01581 



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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 

Pel 1 et ier 

Detent ion 

Worcester 

Program 

RFK Secure Treatment 

Program 

Li tt 1 eton 

Treatment 

Worcester 

Program 



Center Girls 

Program 

Secure Treatment 



Girls Secure 

Program 

Hale Limited 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. committments are 
determined by the courts. 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



The program provides 
special education 
services to adolescents 
in detention and 
treatment centers in the 
Greater Central District. 
Services include: 
diagnost ic/educat ional 
assessments, as well as direct 
instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation, career 
awareness, pre-vocat i onal 
training, pre GED and 
functional academic skills for 
re-entry into the community. 
The program is operational 
Monday through Friday, 
9:00 a.m. - 3:3- p.m. year 
round. 



Enrol lment : ADA 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



Supplementary services 
provided by the 
District Resource Team. 



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PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON Katharine Cleary, Principal 

Greater Central District 
Bureau of Institutional 
School s 

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 



Hoi yoke CHD/Limited Secure 

Program 

Lakeside CHD/Limited Secure Program 

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

Secure Program 

Westfield Secure Detention 

Western Youth Service Center 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



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

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 section of the 
Greater Central District. Services 
include: diagnostic/educational 
assessments, as well as direct 
instruction in basic skills, 
academic remediation, career 
awareness, pre-vocat ional 
training, pre GED and functional 
academic skills for re-entry 
into the community. The program 
is operational Monday through 
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
year round. 



Enrol lment : ADA 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Supplementary services provided 
by the District Resource Team. 

Sandra M. Hi 1 1 

Senior Supervisor in Education 
Greater Central District 
Bureau of Insitutional Schools 
2 Front Street 
Belchertown State School 
Belchertown, MA 01007 
(413) 589-7817 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



County House of Correction 
Special Education Program 

Worcester County House of 
Correct ion 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



STAFFING 



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

All CHC commitments are 

are determined by the courts. 

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

Special Education Teacher 

Ancillary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Katherine 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 



County House of Correction 
Special Education Program 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



STAFFING 



Berkshire County House of 

Correct ion 

Franklin county House of Correction 

Hampshire County House of 

Correction. 

Hampden County House of Correction 

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

All CHC commitments are 
determined by the courts. 

The program provides special 
education services to eligible 
inmates in the CHCs in the 
Western section of the Greater 
Central District. Services include 
diagnost ic/educat ional assessment , 
as well as direct instruction in 
basic skills, academic remediation, 
pre-GED basic life and functional 
academic skills, perceptual/ 
behavioral communications and 
vocational education. The program 
emphasizes preparations for future 
education, vocational and emplyment 
training programs or placements of 
a less restrictive nature. The 
program is operational Monday 
through Friday, year round. 

Special Education Teachers 



Ancillary services provided by 
The District Resource Team. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Sandra M. Hi 1 1 

Senior Supervisor in Education 

Greater Central District 

Bureau of Insitutional Schools 

Belchertown State School 

2 Front Street 

Belchertown, MA 01007 

(413) 589-7817 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Greater Central District Resource 

Services 

FLLAC Educational Collaborative 

Westboro State Hospital 
Westboro, MA 

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

Direct Program Service 
Licensed Ph.D. Psychologist 
Speech/Language Pathologist 
Diagnostician 

Evaluation Team Liaison- 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. 

Nancy Slater 

Director of Resource Services 

P.O. Box 726 

Westboro, MA 01581 

(617) 366-0596 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Greater Central District 
Resource Services Western Office 

Belchertown State School 
Belchertown, MA 01007 

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. 

Program Coordinator 

Program Assistant 

Clerical 

Evaluation Team Liaison 

Diagnostic Teacher 

Special Education Teachers 

Commun i cat i on Spec i a 1 i st 

Liscensed Practical 

Nurse/Instructor 

Physical Therapy Assistant 

Instructor 



P ROGRAM CONTACT Pffpgn N 



Evaluation Team Liaison - 
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, DMH) 
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. 

Debra Al i vosios 
Coordi nator/Eva 1 uator 
Belchertown State School 
2 Front Street 
Belchertown, MA 01007 
(413) 589-7817 



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SOUTH DISTRICT 

Department of Mental Health/MR (DMH) 

Paul A. Dever State School -Taunton , MA. 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Adolescent Acute Unit/Taunton State Hospi tal -Taunton , MA 
Back-up Unit/Taunton State Hospi tal -Taunton , MA 
Overflow Uni ts/Taunton State Hospi tal -Taunton , MA 
Overflow Uni t/Medf ield State Hospi tal -Medf iel d, MA 
Pocasset Mental Health Center-Pocasset , MA 
Corrigan Mental Health Center-Fall-River, MA 

Department of Public Health < DPH ) 

Massachusetts Hospital School -Canton, MA 
Lakeville Hospi tal -Lakevi 1 le, 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 
Project LEAP-Brewster, MA 

Department of Corrections (CHC) 

Barnstable County House of Correct ion-Barnstabl e , MA 
Bristol/New Bedford County House of Correction- 
New Bedford, MA 
Plymouth County House of Correction-Plymouth, MA 

BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE SOUTH DISTRICT 

JOSEPH RE ILLY 

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 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



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

Paul A. Dever State School 

Fenton Building and Col ton Hospital 

Taunton, MA 02780 

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

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-vocat i onal level with 
an overall goal of developing as 
much independence as a specific 
child's limitations will allow. 



The program is located in one large, 
wheel chair-accessible classroom in 
the Fenton Building with tutoring at 
the Col ton 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 C ONTACT PERSON Frank Ventura, Principal 

South District 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 
Department of Education 
Gif ford Bui lding 
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 
Fal 1 River, MA 



Health Center 



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 unavai 1 able . 



ADMISSION 



Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH). 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



The special education 
program includes educational 
evaluation/assessment as well 
as direct instruction and 
tutoring on a daily basis, 
8:30-3:00, Monday-Friday, 
year round. The program 
provides diagnostic and 
educational/ vocational 
services through individual 
and small group instruction. 

Enrollment- 23 Ages: 14-22 

Special Education Teachers 
Day Care Developmental 
Special ists 

Ancillary Services provided by 
the District Resource Team 

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



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 

TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Margaret Brayton School at 
Massachusetts Hospital School 
(MHS) 

3 Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617) 828-3150 

Orthopedical 1 y and/or 
nuerological 1 y impaired 
students between 6-22 years 
of age; post surgical patients 

Medical admissions and 
discharges 

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 
educat ional , 

medical, recreational, and 
adaptive living programs for 
each student. Classroom 
instruction is integrated 
with each student / s medical, 
occupational, physical , and 
speech therapies. 

Al 1 MHS students 
(approximately 150 residential 
and day school students from 
over 92 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 



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arranging Team Evaluation 
Meetings with local education 
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 (LEASC). 
MHS is also acrredited 
by the Joint Commission of 
Accreditation of Hospitals 
(JCAH). 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Child Guidance Counselor 
Vocational Trainers 
Teacher Aides 

High School Academic Teachers 
Elementary School Teachers 
Speech and Language Therapists 
Art and Music Instructors 
Speech Therapists 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Joseph Rei 1 1 y 
District Manager 



Mary M. McAul i f f e 

Director of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Massachusetts Hospital School 

Canton, MA 

(617) 828-3150 



02021 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Massachusetts Hospital School 
Special Programs at Margaret 
Brayton School 

3 Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 

Language -Based Classroom 
Speech/Language Therapy 
Child Guidance Counselor 
Vocational Training- " Project 
Eye" Enabling Youth for 
£mpl oyment . 



The Language-Based Classroom 
emphasizes practical academics 
through speech/ 1 anguage/ 
communication for severely 
language impaired and/or non- 
speaking students. 

Speech/Language Therapy 
provides individual and 
and srnal 1 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 
disabi 1 i ty . 

The Vocational Training 
Program, " Project Eve " , 
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. 



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TYPE OF STAFFING Speech/Language Special 

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

PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON Joseph Reilly 

District Manager 

Mary McAul i f f e 

Director of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Massachusetts Hospital School 

Cantor, MA 02021 

(617) 828-3150 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 

LO CA TI O N 
POPULATION 



Massachusetts Hospital School 
Student Independent Living 
Experience (SILE) 

3 Randolph Street 
Canton, MA 02021 

Adolescents 16-22 years of age 
with severe physical 
disabi 1 i t ies. 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Program is open to Bray ton 
High School students at 
Massachusetts Hospital School. 

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. 

Teacher/Coordi nator/Counse 1 or 
Teacher/L 1 a i son/Counse 1 or 
2 Counselors/Skills Trainers 

Joseph Rei 1 ly 
District Manager 

Mary M. McAul iffe 

Director of Education 

Bureau of Institutional Schools 

Massachusetts Hospital School 

Canton, MA 02021 

(617) 828-3150 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



TYPE OF PROG 3AM 



Lakeville Hospital School 

Lakeville Hospital 

Rehabilitation Center 

Main Street 

Route 105 

Lakevi He, MA 02346 

Physically and multiply 
handicapped children, post 
surgical patients. 

Medical admissions and 
discharges. 

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, 
community skills training 
and socialization, as well 
as 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 
180 days per year in addition 
to a 7-8 week summer component 



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with a total of 30 student 
contact hours per week. 

Average Enrol lment :20 Ages:5-21 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Educational Aides 



Specialty services in the area 
of Physical and Occupational 
Therapy, Psychology, Adaptive 
Physical Education, Active 
Stimulation, and Adaptive 
Design Services are provided by 
the District Resource Team 
and DPH. 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Lenora D. McGuire, Principal 

Lakeville Hospital 

Rehabilitation Center 

Main Street 

Route 105 

Lakevi lie, MA 02346 

(617) 947-1231, Ext. 3 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



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

Old Colony Y Girls Unit 

Brockton Boys Y Shelter 

Care Program 

Brockton Boys Y Diagnostic/ 

Assessment Unit 

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: 
diagnost ic/educat ional 
assessments, instruction in basic 
skills, academic remediation, 
and career awareness. The 
program is operational 229 days 
during the year. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Current Enrollment: ADA 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services provided 
by the District Resource Team 

Enrique R. De Jesus 
EDCO, Inc. 
Gif f ord Bui lding 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 727-4566 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 
LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMI SS ION 

TYPE OF PROGRAM 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



County House of Correction 
Special Education Program 

Barnstable County House of 

Correction 

Bristol/New Bedford County 

House of Correction 

Plymouth County House of 

Correction 

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

All CHC commitments are 
determined by the courts. 

The program provides 
special education 
services to eligible 
inmates in the CHC's 
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 and perceptual/ 
behavioral communications. 
The program emphasizes 
preparations for future 
education, employment 
training programs and 
placements of a less 
restrictive nature. 
The program is operational 
229 days during the year. 

Current Enrollment: ADA 

Special Education Teachers 

Supplementary services 
provided by the District 
Resource Team 

Enrique De Jesus 
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 
Gi f f ord Bui 1 ding 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



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. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Occupational Therapist 
Physical Therapy assistant 
Behavior Management 
Special ist 

Adaptive Physical Education 
Speci al ist 
Diagnost ician 
Rehabilitation Engineer 

Special services are provided 
through a consultant 
agreement between EDCO and 
the Communication and 
Rehabilitation Association. 

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 



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reports and follow-up 
summaries are completed on 
all discharged youth. 

PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON Enrique De Jesus 

EDCO, Inc. 
Gi f f ord Bui 1 ding 
60 Hodges Avenue 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(617) 727-4566 



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Gaebler 
School 
yQ 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, Walthar , MA 

Overflow Unit- Metropolitan State Hospital, Walt'. am, MA 

Children's Unit- Massachusetts Mental Health Cen:er, 

Boston, MA 



BIS CONTACT FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE GAEBLER SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Phil ip 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 
LOCATION 



Gaebler School 

475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(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 
t ime . 



ADMISSION 



The Gaebler School serves some 
of the most difficult children 
and adolescents who are 
psychiatrical 1 y ill within the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



Sources of Enrollment Include: 



TYPE OF PROGRAM 



1. Court admissions to the Gaebler 
Center for psychiatric 
evaluat ion ; 

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

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 al 1 students 
depending upon grade level 
include: English, Math, Science, 
Social Studies and Physical 
Education. Other subject areas 
include vocational instruction, 
structured socialization, 



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environmental studies, and 
computer assistance instruction. 
Classes are generally small in 
size with individual instruction. 

The Gaebler School maintains two 
program sites. The main campus is 
located at the Gaebler Childrens 
Center and a satellite 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 indapendence and personal self- 
manage ment . 

The basic instructional units at 
the t jo 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. Hi ah - 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 
10-12 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. 



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Lawrence Extension Jr./Sr. Hiah 
Located at the off campus facility 
known 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 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 40 day summer program, for 
a total of 220 days per year . 

ADA: 65 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 (DOE) 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. 



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PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON Diane Plank, Head Teacher 

Gaebler District 
475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 899-0800 or 
(617) 894-3600 ext. 3330 



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GAEBLER SCHOOL SPECIAL PROGRAMS 
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, 
one- instructor teams. In consort with the City of Waltham 
Mayor / s 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 adult the 
opportunity to experience the good work performed by 
individuals in this special program. 

For further information, please contact: 

Dan Deedy , Program Coordinator 

The Gaebler School 

475 Trapelo Road 

Waltham, MA 02154 

(617) 899-0800 



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



Metropolitan Adolescent and 
Fami 1 y Program 
Back Up Unit 
Overflow Unit 



LOCATION 



Metropolitan State Hospital 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 894-3600 x 3468 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 



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. 

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, in cooperation with 
clinical staff, DMH area staff and 
the 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. 



ADA: 14 



Ages: 16-22 



Enrol lment : 10-15 coed with 
adolescents placed on Back-up and 
Overflow Units for census 
overf 1 ow. 



TYPE OF STAFFING 



Special Education Teachers 
Evaluation Team Liaison 



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PROGRAM CO NTACT PERSON Ph i 1 lp DiMat 1 1 a 

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



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NAME OF PROGRAM 



LOCATION 



POPULATION 



ADMISSION 

TYPE OF PROGRAM 



Massachusetts Mental Health 

Center 

Chi ldren's Unit- Ward 6 

Massachusetts Mental Health 

Center 

74 Fenwood Road 

Boston, MA 02115 

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

Referred by the Department of 
Mental Health (DMH) 

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 
social ization instruct ion, 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 



PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON 



Special Education Teacher 
Teaching Assistant 

Supplementary services provided by 
the District Resource Team. 

Phi 1 ip DiMattia 
District Manager 
Gaebler District 
475 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 899-0807 



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