Middle School Programs
Donna Goodell - Program Director
LABBB Collaborative, Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 781-273-7056
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Chenery Middle School, Belmont, MA

Grade: 5-8

Population: Students experiencing global delays, neurological impairments, and/ or significant medical challenges.

This program is created for students who require intensive specialized instruction, with highly specialized therapeutic work to accommodate each individual, i.e., Nurse, Behaviorist, Orientation and Mobility Therapist, Vision Therapist, etc. Classroom teacher and specialists incorporate communication, motor, vision, hearing, cognition  and mobility. Specialized teaching methods are used such as PECS, Communication Devices and Assistive Technology devices. Students are able to participate in the Best Buddies Program.


Chenery Middle School, Belmont, MA

Grade: 5-8

Population: Students with intellectual and or neurological disorders.

Students are presented with specially designed instruction that focuses on the provision of small group academic instruction. The teachers use specialized instructional methods and critical pedagogy to address the specific learning needs of students, rule-based reading and writing programs, graphic organizers and writing templates are used to address the needs of executive functioning and organizational deficits. The program provides speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy and behavior consultation from a BCBA. Some students are able to take the standardized MCAS with accommodations, while others participate in the MCAS Alternate Portfolio. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Best Buddies Program, LABBB’s recreational events, and school-based work activities.

Chenery Middle School, Belmont, MA

Grade: 5-8

Population: Students who have autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and/or health impairments.

Specially designed guided instruction is created to address individual academic, social, emotional, and behavior needs. There is a strong emphasis on visual supports throughout classroom activities and lessons. Social skills are embedded into the curriculum. The program provides speech and language, occupational and physical therapy, and behavior consultation by a BCBA. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Best Buddies Program and community recreational and educational events.

Ottoson Middle School, Arlington, MA

Grade: 5-8

Population: who have autism spectrum disorders, significant cognitive challenges, and require ongoing behavioral support.

Specially designed instruction is given to address the individual academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. The curriculum focuses on functional academics and is based upon the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)/Verbal Behavior Therapy and is highly individualized as it is delivered 1:1 or in small groups. Acquired skills are generalized into social settings and the community. Social skills are an embedded part of the curriculum. There is a large emphasis on pre-vocational activities. Behavioral consultation from a BCBA is included or in small groups. Students have the opportunity for inclusion.

John Glenn Middle School, Bedford, MA

Grade: 5-8

Population: Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety disorders, non verbal learning disabilities (NVLD) and other neuro-cognitive challenges.

The educational focus is based on the development of academic skills, social competencies, and on pragmatic language development. The program fosters the values of independence, responsibility and community awareness in order to prepare for high school. Students participate in mainstream classes for academic and extracurricular subjects. Students are able to take the standardized MCAS with accommodations. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the PALS program. Individual counseling is available.