Program Services

REACH provides a multi-disciplinary approach to meet the varied and challenging academic, therapeutic and healthcare needs of students ages 5-18 years with significant intellectual impairments. We help families navigate and utilize the complex array of services available to each student.

Discover the opportunities for all learners through our programs and services

REACH provides comprehensive educational programming for children ages five to 18 with significant global delays and medical needs. We utilize an integrated and embedded therapy model and a transdisciplinary approach to ensure that each student is engaged in active and meaningful learning. We offer a 180-day school-year program and a six-week extended school-year program in the summer. The REACH program comprises four classrooms that are housed in age-appropriate schools within our member districts.

REACH I (ages 5-8), Southborough
REACH II (ages 9-13), Trottier Middle School in Southborough
REACH III (ages 14-16) and REACH IV (ages 17-18), Algonquin Regional
High School, Northborough

Each classroom is staffed by a Special Education Teacher, Registered Nurse, and one paraeducator for every two students.


  • Communication therapy

  • Occupational therapy

  • Physical therapy

  • Vision services

  • Music therapy

  • Assistive technology and health care

  • Animal-assisted activities

  • Bi-monthly, community-based instruction in REACH III/IV

Embedded therapies consist of consultative program development including staff training, mentoring, therapeutic-handling, techniques, transfer training as well as equipment evaluations and ongoing student evaluations.

 Our STAFF is the
of our success

Our highly skilled and experienced staff bring together students, families and districts and help them navigate the complex array of community resources that are available to them. We maintain a high staff-to-student ratio for a more personalized approach to learning. Collaboration and communication are at the core of our programming. Additionally, our staff are well-trained and up-to-date with AAC systems and equipment to promote optimal access for our students and their education needs.

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