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Life Roles Education Programs

The Life Roles Education Program (LREP) provides educational and therapeutic services to middle school students (ages 10-15) who may have intellectual and/or neurological disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. LREP provides evidence-based classroom instruction that is aligned with the Massachusetts Common Core Standards and individualized for each student. Additionally, programming includes explicit instruction in social and communication skills that will prepare students for their transition to high school.

Related therapy services are integrated into all classroom and community experiences. Students’ medical needs can also be addressed in the LREP. Multisensory instruction, assistive technology, and multimodal communication support are integral to each student’s programming. Physical and occupational therapies are integrated into daily classroom routines to maximized therapeutic benefits. A multidisciplinary approach is used to foster participation, awareness, and self-determination across all areas of need.

LREP offers 10-month programming with the option of Extended School Year Services and 12-month programming based on each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Related services may include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Vision Services, Orientation and Mobility Services, and Behavioral Consultation. These services are provided based on the recommendations made by the members of each student’s IEP team.