CREST Collaborative EPIC

EPIC’s goal is to provide all students with a variety of opportunities to access their education in supportive environments throughout their school day. The program was created to serve the educational needs of students with multiple disabilities who require an intensive, integrated service environment that addresses their academic, communication, motor skill development, and medical needs. Multiple adaptive supports and assistive technology are used to enhance learning. Students referred to this program require a small classroom environment with a high staff-to-student ratio and nursing oversight.

Vision enhancement classrooms support those students identified with cortical visual impairment, allowing improved access to their environments and curriculum. Using specialized environments and highly visual accommodations, this classroom supports student independence and interaction with school and community environments. EPIC teachers create access and entry to the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards by infusing special education accommodations along with the use of the Unique Learning curriculum, guided by each student’s individual education plan. EPIC’s secondary high school students participate in community-based curriculum experiences throughout the greater Methuen, MA area as well as vocational job opportunities both on and off campus.

Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
180
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6
Summer - Number of Days: 
24
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
6
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Art Therapy, Hearing Services, Music Therapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Services
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Collaborative: 
Primary Population/Disability: 
Communication, Development Delay, Health, Intellectual, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological, Physical, Sensory: Deaf-Blind, Sensory: Hearing, Sensory: Vision
Type of Program: 
Public Day
Ages Served: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Jill Graham, M.S. - SLP
Principal
978-685-3000 ext. 1503
Location(s):
CREST
9 Branch Street
01844 Methuen , MA
United States
Massachusetts US