Shore Educational Collaborative

Developmental and Autism Programs

Program Description

Our Devlopmental and Autism Program Classrooms are language based. We serve students with a wide range of needs, including placements within the public school setting where appropriate. Classroom enrollments are students presenting with diagnoses that include PDD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay and Intellectual Impairment. Language Based Learning Disability and Nonverbal Learning Disability. Students with low incidence syndromes are enrolled e.g. Angelmann and Retts. Social/emotional and behavioral issues may also be present. Public School programs are located in Medford and Saugus where the students have access to integrated activities.

Instructional techniques include a total communication approach, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) as well as sensory diet activities. The methodology of instruction is eclectic as the staff employs the principles of ABA, floor time and TEACCH. Students enrolled in these programs have access to assistive technology throughout their school day. The related service of home training may be accessed if included in the studentsí IEP. Speech language, occupational and physical therapy services are provided in accordance with the IEP.

Age Range:
Pre-kindergarten up to grade 12
Staff to Pupil Ratio:
Staffing varies from classroom to classroom based on the needs of the students.
Months of Operation:
School year plus limited extended year programming

Admissions Procedure

Our admissions process for students begins with a referral from our member school districts. Please contact the Director of Special Education in your school district for more information about sending a student to Shore Educational Collaborative. Inquiries are also welcomed from non-member districts.


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Harriet Tubman