The Learning Program Boston (LPB)

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
Contact: Carlyn Foreman, Education Director
Phone: 617-953-8607

268 Western Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location The Learning Program Boston (LPB)


The Learning Program Boston (LPB) is an educational program for children with a primary diagnosis of Down syndrome.  An affiliate-partner of the Learning ProgramTM, a nationally-recognized model for parent-focused intervention developed by the Down Syndrome Foundation, this program is  grounded on evidenced-based approaches to teaching children with Down syndrome established by world-recognized leaders in cognitive research for children with Down syndrome.

Support for Students

  • We offer academic classes for students, complemented by concurrent instructional workshops for parents and professional partners
  • Our sessions meet once a month over the course of the academic year.  Students attend a high-energy, developmentally-appropriate class led by special educators and therapists
  • Parents and professional partners attend a workshop featuring different topics that build upon each other.  These include “Introduction to Literacy”, “Introduction to Math” and “How to Build an Effective Learning Session”
  • Families are provided the information, tools and materials to work with their child
  • LPB offers a community of support: a regular avenue to discuss Down syndrome educational issues
  • We also offer 1-on-1 or small group tutoring focused on the development of reading or math skills based on the program’s guiding principles

Service Types

  • Schools - Day
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Education

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds