Bi-County Collaborative (BICO)
http://www.bicounty.org/

Bi-County’s mission is to provide high quality educational programming, making it possible for all students to become responsible and contributing members of society. BICO provides specialized educational programs for students ages 3-22. Our programs address the needs of students with Autism, Communication, Emotional, Health, Intellectual, Neurological, Physical Impairments, and Specific Learning Disabilities.

Bi-County Collaborative
397 East Central Street
02038 Franklin , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

Available Programs

The Adult Transition Program provides individualized educational and community-based transitional services to students ranging in age from 18 to 22 years. Students may have fulfilled their MCAS or MCAS Alternate Assessment requirements and may be completing their district credit requirements for graduation, or they may be working towards a high school certificate of attendance/completion. The program serves students who have been diagnosed with high functioning autism, neurological challenges, and learning disabilities. Students demonstrate foundational skills and performance levels in the areas of cooperation with others, handling transitions, adapting to change, and safety in school, the workplace and the community.

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The Alternative Middle School Program (AMS) provides services to students in grades 5-8 who may present with behavioral and social challenges, emotional impairment and/or specific learning disabilities. The program provides a highly structured, consistent, and therapeutic environment.

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The Elementary Developmental Learning Program provides a comprehensive program for elementary students with multiple physical, intellectual, neurological, and communication impairments. Emphasis is placed upon sensory-based learning, movement, total communication, and adaptive technology. Therapist’s activities are integrated into students’ daily classroom routines. The program incorporates assistive technology, multisensory instruction designed to foster participation, awareness, and self-determination. Environmental structure and positive behavioral supports are individualized for students to assist in processing and communicating information.

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The Learning Center is a therapeutic educational program located in a public school setting. Students may present with emotional impairment and/or specific learning disabilities. The Learning Center emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach that provides clinical consultation, ongoing counseling, behavioral programming, and instruction in social pragmatics in conjunction with a focus on academic achievement. The program curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Common Core Standards with accommodations tailored on an individual basis to assist each student in accessing the curriculum.

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The Life Roles Education Program (LREP) provides educational and therapeutic services to middle school students (ages 12-15) who may have intellectual and/or neurological impairments, multiple disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. LREP provides classroom instruction that is aligned with the MA DESE Common Core Standards. In addition, programming also includes instruction in self-help as well as social and communication skills. Therapy services are integrated into all classroom and community experiences.

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The Life Roles Transition Center (LRTC) provides individualized educational and community-based programming aligned with the MA Common Core and the National Transition Standards. The program serves students aged 15 – 22, who have fulfilled their MCAS Alternate Assessment requirements and are working towards a certificate of completion. LRTC provides students with individualized services that range from functional academics to community-based instruction, meaningful internships/work experiences, and learning skills related to independent activities. Instruction in activities of daily living, self-advocacy, employability skills, social skills, and pragmatic language are all part of LRTC’s commitment to support students as they transition to adulthood.

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The Middle School Therapeutic Program (MTP) is designed to provide educational services to students in grades 4-8 who cannot be educated in a public school setting due to significant difficulties and challenges that may include behavioral dysregulation and neurological and/or emotional impairment. The MTP staff participates in ongoing weekly clinical consultation with a child psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, as well as a child psychiatrist in order to develop individualized positive intervention plans for each student. A high staff to student ratio provides a safe, structured, predictable educational environment with outcomes that include students’ ability to generalize behavior in various environments, and improved self- confidence and coping skills.

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The Preschool Developmental Learning Program serves students ages 3-5 with multiple physical, intellectual, neurological and communication impairments. Many of these students enter the program after participating in a home-based early intervention model. A comprehensive transitional plan between the early intervention team and the school-based team is developed to assure student success in the program. The team also makes it a priority to help parents understand the school-based model of instruction and the IEP process. Educational instruction is based on the Pre-Kindergarten Common Core standards with modifications for students to successfully participate in all curriculum areas.

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The Secondary Therapeutic Alternative High School, (STAP) offers an alternative approved public day school program for students with neurological, social, communication and learning challenge in grades 9-12. STAP curriculum and instruction are personalized and modified to meet each student's individual needs. Small classes allow teachers to employ more interactive instructional strategies. Student interests and learning styles are considered in creating stimulating, rigorous, and engaging academic programming. Emphasis is placed on students developing self-management and organizational skills, self-advocacy skills, and relationship building skills. Courses meet credit requirements for graduation or for functional and transition skill requirements.

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The Specialized Elementary Alternative Program (SEAP) provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic services for students in grades K-6 who may present with one or more of the following challenges: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurological, Intellectual and/or Communication Impairment which impacts learning socially and academically. Students receive individualized and small group teaching and staffing support to navigate their activities of daily living. Social and academic skills are taught using an Applied Behavioral Analysis approach as appropriate, including discrete trial instruction, natural learning environments, and small group instruction.

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The STAR medical classrooms are designed to meet the individual sensory, motor and cognitive needs of PreK- 12 students with significant, medical, and/or multiple disabilities. Emphasis is placed on development of responses to a variety of stimuli, positioning, and refinement of self-help programs. Educational needs include communication, augmentative devices social skills, modified academics and pre-vocational skills. The program works in consultation with OT, PT, Speech and nursing to promote attending and independence to the best of a student’s ability. Individual health care plans, feeding programs, and equipment needs are developed to support individual needs. Assistive technology is explored to promote student access and active participation.

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The Therapeutic Education Program (TEP) serves middle school aged students who present with neurological, social, communication and learning challenges. The program provides a highly structured environment designed to assist students in learning academic content, perspective-taking skills, problem-solving skills, self- control, coping strategies, and acceptable social behaviors. Goals for students include the development of organizational skills, self-advocacy skills, confidence, and relationship building with peers and adults as well as preparation for success at the high school level.

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The Therapeutic Elementary Alternative Programs (TEAP) provide comprehensive educational and therapeutic services for students in grades K-6 whose social, emotional and/or academic delays and challenges inhibit their success in the general educational setting. Students may present with difficulties in the areas of language development, cognition, sensory integration, and social/behavioral skills. A range of services, including direct social skills instruction, speech and language services, and counseling are provided by a multi-disciplinary team in one setting so that optimal learning is possible.

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The Therapeutic High School program (THS) serves students in grades 9-12 who cannot be educated in a public school setting due to significant difficulties that may include behavioral dis-regulation, neurological and/or emotional impairment, learning difficulties and/or social challenges. A high staff-to-student ratio provides a safe, structured, predictable environment. The curriculum focuses on project-based, differentiated learning that incorporates those skills necessary to successfully function independently in life. Positive behavioral supports are used with a focus on self-reflection and goal setting to help students develop self-esteem and to develop coping skills that can be carried over into real life situations.

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