The Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative (SMEC) provides high quality programs and services for children and adults who need specialized instruction or support. SMEC utilizes a team approach to meet the needs of the whole individual in order to achieve greater personal independence and success.
We strive to provide high quality services and individualized programs that meet the ever-changing needs of students and consumers from early childhood through adulthood.
Through collaboration and teamwork we strengthen the resources of our member school districts and adult service agencies to provide the very best in school age and adult programs.
Early Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Program serves students ages 3-6 with social/emotional, communication and/or developmental disabilities.
Adult Day Health Program
SMEC ADH program serves individuals age 22+ who have been found eligible for Medicaid-funded Adult Day Health services.
Transitional and Vocational Assessment
The SMEC TVA is a comprehensive assessment tool consisting of several components including: a McCarron Dial Vocational Systems Evaluation, social/life and transitional skills evaluation, review of most recent prior educational evaluations, situational assessment(s), interviews with relevant persons (teachers, parents, etc.) and student observation in a variety of settings.
Integrated Services Programs
The Integrated Services Program supports students in grades 5-8 and 9-12 with a variety of learning needs, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognitive, sensory and language based differences. The ISP classrooms are located in public school buildings.
Therapeutic Learning Center
SMEC’s Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) is designed for students in grades 1-4 who have not been successful in traditional classroom settings due to their social, emotional and/or behavioral needs. Most of our TLC students are working at or slightly below grade level; students’ academic difficulties, in general, are directly related to their overall emotional regulation.