Getting Ready for the Outside World (GROW) Transitional Program Riverview School

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Contact Information

Riverview School
Contact: Cassie Haven, GROW Education Coordinator
Email Address:
Phone: 508-888-0489 x451

551 Route 6A Sandwich, MA 02537
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Getting Ready for the Outside World (GROW) Transitional Program


Riverview School’s Getting Ready for the Outside World (GROW) transition program serves young adults, ages 18-22, with complex language, learning and cognitive challenges.

GROW is a three-year transition program that moves beyond the classroom. The curriculum, with three defined phases, still includes direct instruction in practical academic subjects but also provides students who have completed high school with the social, vocational and independent living skills they need to function more independently.

Structured much like a college campus, GROW students live in dorms, take classes and participate in an extensive internship program. They learn how to self-advocate, make mature choices and take responsibility for all aspects of their lives, including selecting and planning their own social activities.

Additionally, students gain firsthand experience in a variety of work settings, helping them to develop good work habits and increased awareness of personal strengths and interests.

Service Types

  • After School Programs
  • Camps-Residential
  • Case Management
  • Job Training
  • Nutrition
  • Schools - Residential
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Education
  • Independent Living
  • Transition

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Speech Impairment

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: NEASC
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS