Walker School Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs

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Contact Information

Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs
Contact: Aidan White, M.Ed., Walker School Principal
Email Address: dwetmore@walkercares.org
Phone: 781-292-2104

1968 Central Avenue Needham, MA 02492
Area Served: Central

Map Location Walker School


Walker is a network of facilities and professionals that provides world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation, and child welfare advocacy.

Each year, Walker provides intensive services for hundreds of the most troubled children, youth and families. Walker’s multidisciplinary programs extend specialized therapeutic environments beyond our classrooms into family homes, public schools and community settings.

Professionals and students from across the nation find rewarding professional development and training opportunities at Walker. As a center for innovation in child welfare, special education and children’s mental health, Walker has earned national and international recognition.

Walker brings its mission to the world through professional dialogue and publication, and by providing leadership and advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families everywhere.

The Needham campus has the following programs and services:

  • Therapeutic Day School, K-8 Chapter 766
  • Intensive Residential
  • ICBAT (Intensive Community Based Acute Treatment)
  • Respite, overnight and day
  • After School Program

In addition Walker also has:

  • Walker Partnerships, building capacity in public schools
  • Beacon High School

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Family Support
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Schools - Day
  • Schools - Residential
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities
  • Speech Therapy

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: COA
  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance
  • Licensed By: DESE