Specialized Elementary Alternative Program

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.

The primary focus for students is to increase and maintain communication, social skills, and self-help skills. To accomplish this, programming incorporates assistive technology for communication and instruction. Inclusion opportunities within a public school setting are also an integral part of this program. As students progress academic classes are introduced with the goal to return to classrooms and programs within each student’s home district.

School Year - Number of Days: 
180 and 223
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
Summer - Number of Days: 
28 for 180 day program
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
5 for 180 days; 6.5 for 223 days
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Hearing Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Services

Parent Support Program: Bi-County offers many support programs including Home Based support Services, Friday Morning Clinical, individual clinical support meetings, consultation from a multidisciplinary team of providers. There are several Parent Nights to provide information and support.

Additional Program Information: Opportunities for inclusion as recommended by IEP Team. Students participate in direct and explicit social skills instruction. Programming includes planned learning experiences in community settings and summer recreational swimming.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Communication, Neurological
Other Population Served: 
Development Delay, Health, Intellectual
Type of Program: 
In a Host School
Ages Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Grades Served: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Contact Person(s): 
Pamela Ludwig
Program Director
Anna Ware Jackson School
68 Messenger Street
02762 Plainville , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Beatrice H. Wood School
72 Messenger Street
02762 Plainville , MA
United States
Massachusetts US