Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Newton Public Schools EDCO Collaborative

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Contact Information

EDCO Collaborative
Contact: Dr. Courtney Dunne, Program Director
Email Address: cdunne@edcollab.org
Phone: 617-559-6000
Fax: 617-965-8918

457 Walnut Street Newton , MA 02460
Area Served: Greater Boston

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Narrative

Provides comprehensive educational programming for deaf and hard of hearing students grades 6 to 12, in the public school sector to prepare them for entering post-secondary level programs or employment. Contact agency for current tuition rates. Education Collaborative for Greater Boston Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has provided students (grades 6 to 12) with an outstanding academic education using a comprehensive Total Communication philosophy including sign, speech, gesture, etc. The program is housed in two locations: the Day Middle School (grades 6 to 8) and Newton North High School (grades 9 to 12). Enrollment is open to eligible students from throughout the state of Massachusetts. Students are referred by local school districts, other programs for the Deaf, state agencies, hospitals, and parents/family members. Educational Opportunities: Education Collaborative for Greater Boston students are offered an opportunity to learn in both self-contained as well as integrated classroom settings. Self-contained placements bring Deaf and Hard of Hearing students together in small groups with one teacher of the Deaf. Integrated classroom placements offer Deaf and hearing students the chance to learn together with the dual benefit of a public school teacher and a sign language interpreter. All Education Collaborative for Greater Boston students are provided with continuous support services including pre- and post- teaching, speech and language therapy, counseling, etc. Extracurricular Activities: Education Collaborative for Greater Boston students have a wide variety of social and recreational events and clubs they can join. Interpreters are provided so that Deaf and Hard of Hearing students have equal access to all sports teams, clubs, and activities including school dances, ski trips, sophomore sleep-over, and the senior prom. Hearing students are offered a sign language class for those interested in learning how to sign and communicate with their peers.

Service Types

  • Speech Therapy

Program Type

  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Education

Populations Served

  • Deaf
  • Hard of Hearing

Ages Served

  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds