Shore Educational Collaborative

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Shore is a place where the magical effects of patience and perseverance are seen and realized every day. Our mission is to offer varied services in a responsive, encouraging environment and actively engage individuals in diverse opportunities to optimize personal growth and life experience. It is most important that people who come to Shore have well rounded, meaningful days and feel valued and respected for who they are.

Some Shore programs provide highly structured and predictable routines for those who find that most effective and comfortable. Other Shore groups offer a lot of flexibility and individualized expectations for people who are looking for these qualities in their days. Shore is proud of our no termination/suspension policy. When people are having difficulties, we feel they need the structure and support offered by those who know them best Ė and thatís us. Individuals who need assistance eating meals, managing medical issues, or with other activities of daily living are respectfully and professionally supported to meet these needs. Itís not a hassle for us to take the extra time, itís a necessity that we do.

At Shore, as obstacles vanish, opportunities appear...

Our admissions process for adults begins by contacting any of the program sites and speaking to the Program Coordinator. Although our primary referral source is the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services we also receive referrals from other State Agencies seeking Health and Human Services.


 “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

John Quincy Adams