READS Collaborative

READS Collaborative is a multi-purpose, public organization established under Chapter 40 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that specializes in the development of regional programs for children from age 3 to 22 with low incidence disabilities. READS is governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of the school superintendents from each of the member districts. The specific programs offered through the Collaborative include the Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (DHH) and the READS Academy.

Programs Available

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH)

Collaborative: 

The DHH Program has been educating children for 40 years. With Classrooms in Norton, Freetown, and Taunton, The READS DHH Program provides educational services within a public school setting, Pre-K through high school, as well as early intervention.

READS Academy

Collaborative: 

READS Academy is a therapeutic day school that serves children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 22 who have been diagnosed with emotional, behavioral neuro-developmental and learning disabilities, and who require specialized instruction and services to meet their needs.