CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN 11 Huron Drive TEL #: (508) 651-7500 Natick, MA 01760 FAX#: (508) 651-7510 Contact(s): Jill McGrale Maher, Executive Dir EMAIL: [email protected] Kevin Hardy, Education Director [email protected] Website: www.crossroadsschoolma.org Populations Served Autism, Developmentally Disabled, Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, Behavior Disorder School Profile Enrollment: Age Range Served: Age at Admission: Program: Staff/Pupil Ratio: # of Months Open: # of Days Open: Current Enrollment: M/F 3 - 22 3 - 21 Day 1:2 12 226 53 Admissions Procedure Crossroads School has an open admissions policy and welcomes referrals throughout the year. Please contact Ben Bruneau, M.Ed, BCBA, at 508-651-7500 ext. 338 or [email protected] for more information. Approval/Licensing/Accreditation Crossroads School is licensed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Private Special Education School. Affiliations/Membership Crossroads School is a proud member of MAAPS, ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International), APBA (Association of Professional Behavior Analysts), BABAT (Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy), SPAN (Special Needs Advocacy Network), AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts). Formal affiliations with E.K. Shriver Center of UMASS Medical Center and graduate studies with Endicott College. Programs and Services Crossroads School serves children with a variety of learning profiles, behavioral challenges, and academic needs. Programs are individualized to meet each student’s needs and are based on Masachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The school's methodology is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which ensures measurable student success. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable staff provide comprehensive services for each student. Our related service department, including, SLP’s, OT’s and PT’s, provide direct service and consult. Educational and Clinical Programming Social Skills Curriculum Vocational Center Open Door Policy for Families Community based learning opportunities Individualized academic programs Increased independence across all skill levels and living enviornments. Students may participate in Special Olympics, a yearly Variety Show, Field Day among other activities. To support our families, Crossroads offers monthly parent/staff meetings, Summer Sibling Program, Parent Support Group, along with informative seminars and other activities and events. Location and Facilities We are located in Natick, between Route 9 and Route 30 and is easily accessible from major highways. Crossroads School features bright classrooms, a vocational training center, simulated apartment, student recreational room, media center, OT/PT room, cafeteria, student computer center, playground, outside eating area and gym. History and Philosophy Crossroads School’s mission is to provide each student with a comprehensive educational program founded in the principles of ABA. We are dedicated to teaching children the academic, social, vocational, and skills of daily living necessary to achieve their highest level of independence possible, as well as to make available support and education to their families. Crossroads believes that individuals have a fundamental right to an education that promotes the greatest degree of personal independence. This is achieved though and educational partnership between the school, community, and family. Crossroads has an obligation to objectively document results and is responsible to ensure student progress. At Crossroads, we understand that every student is different. Programs are individualized to meet each student’s needs. Crossroads offers all the teaching elements of a program needed to support a child on the spectrum. All of our programs are based upon rich, in-depth data that drive true, validating results. Every specific objective is taught and reinforced in a consistent systematic manner.
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