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Educational Services

Educational programming at the Fall River Deaconess Home follows the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education curriculum frameworks. The teaching team collects data, reports on student progress and maintains regular contact with each student’s home district, educational advocate(s) and treatment team. Students have an educational plan that identifies their individual strengths, as well as areas of opportunity to achieve short and long-term academic success. The Deaconess Home provides remote learning support and technology-based services where appropriate. 


On-Grounds School Services
Public School Support Services
Vocational Support Services
Transitional-Aged Youth
Day School
  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Inclusive Teacher-to-Student ratios; 6-1
  • Curriculum Aligned to Massachusetts DESE Curriculum Frameworks
  • Formal Assessments of Intellectual Ability and Achievement
  • Standardized Testing Support and Preparation
  • Community-Based Vocational Opportunities
  • Transition Planning and Preparation
  • After-School Academic Enrichment Programming
  • Quarterly Reporting of Student Progress
  • Remote Learning Support
  • Daily Check-ins to provide academic and social supports
  • Milieu Support to Improve School Attendance and Performance
  • Routine Meetings with Teachers and Advisors
  • Individualized Education Program Support and Guidance
  • After-School Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Services
  • Collaborative Support for Families, Schools, and Service Providers
  • Remote Learning Support
  • Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA) Courses
  • Transitional Youth Skills Development Curriculum
  • On-Grounds Opportunities for Vocational Skills Development
  • Paid and Volunteer Work Opportunities (including virtual) within the Community
  • The Fall River Deaconess Home works with residents and their families to develop a plan for living within the community. The youth, along with the treatment team, will work together to create individualized plans for identifying and accessing community resources, developing independent living skills, and establishing a community support network. Additionally, Deaconess prepares residents for a successful transition by providing Transitional Youth Curriculum.

    For residents transitioning from the program and into the community, the Deaconess Home offers a unique learning option with our Day School. While enrolled, students will continue to receive academic and clinical support, along with collaboration to achieve permanency and maintain a stable living environment within the community.