Program Overview

Special Education

Functional Academics

  • Increase functional and age-appropriate academic skills
  • Engage in meaningful, individualized instruction connected to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

Communication and Social Skills

  • Increase receptive and expressive communication abilities utilizing all modes of low- and high-tech communication
  • Promote the development of conversation and age-appropriate social skills across environments

Motor Skill Development

  • Develop fine and gross motor skills to increase independence in school and community settings
  • Use of therapeutic pool, accessible playground, and fitness center

Life Skills

  • Increase students’ ability to manage daily living skills (i.e. simple meal preparation, self care)
  • Teach self advocacy skills

Pre-vocational and Vocational Training

  • Follow directions and complete routines with increased independence
  • Expose students to a variety of pre-vocational and vocational tasks in multiple environments

Community Learning

  • Participate and increase independence in community living skills
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn and generalize skills in natural environments such as public school, community, and vocational settings
  • Student goals in the community include
    • communication and social skills
    • vocational and daily living skills
    • physical skills and recreational opportunities

Recreation and Leisure

  • Access age-appropriate recreational opportunities in school and community settings
  • Increase students’ repertoire and independence in individual and group leisure settings
  • On-site accessible playground and therapeutic pool

Related Services

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Behavioral Consultation
  • Vision Therapy/Consultation
  • Orientation and Mobility Therapy
  • Nursing Services
  • Assistive Technology Consultation
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Consultation

Specialized Programming

TEC Campus School Classrooms incorporate flexible programming and structure based on individual students needs and skills.

Small classrooms for students with intensive special needs provide multi-sensory instruction in all curriculum areas utilizing an integrated related services approach..

Additional Specialized Programming:

Academic Behavioral Learning Environment (ABLE):

  • The principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) are applied throughout each student’s school day
  • Individualized behavioral support plans are essential parts of students’ daily lives
  • Focus on development of communication skills to to replace challenging behaviors and increase expected behavioral outcomes
  • In-class special education teacher, BCBA Support, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)

TEC Campus Satellite Classroom at Westwood High School:

  • TEC instructional staff support students across environments (classroom, school, community)
  • Students access high school settings such as cafeteria, library, fitness center, outdoor track, Friendship Club and more

Transition Program:

  • Transition students focus on increasing independence in all areas with the vision of transition to adult services
  • Focus on functional learning to promote self-advocacy, functional, life, and vocational skills in a variety of settings
  • Community-based learning including functional living skills, social groups, fitness and recreation, travel-training, and a replica apartment environment
  • Transition assessments and transition planning including collaborative work with outside agencies are incorporated into the program
  • School-based Cafe which allows students to consistently work on social and vocational skills


  • Set on over 8 acres in East Walpole
  • Therapeutic Pool
  • Accessible Playground
  • Fitness Center
  • Art Room
  • Sensory Room
  • Sensory Garden
  • Kitchen and Laundry
  • Access to Public Transportation
Functional Academics
adapted physical education ramp
travel training
therapeutic pool
Student presentation
multisensory lesson
restaurant community
Student and teacher cooking
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