Kennedy-Donovan Center School (KDC School) is a Chapter 766-approved private day school that serves the towns of Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
We provide the highest quality special education services to students, ages 3 through 22, with autism, developmental delays, multiple disabilities, neurological disorders, physical disabilities, medically-fragile, and behavioral challenges.
Certified special education teachers and therapists plan each student’s individual program to match their developing abilities while encouraging each to reach his/her maximum potential. Individual and small group instruction utilizes a variety of strategies, materials, activities, and experiences to challenge and motivate the students to develop their cognitive, motor, communication, social, emotional, vocational, and self-help skills.
Students at KDC School are supported in developing positive skills and behaviors. Staff are trained in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as well as Safety-Care, a skills training focused on de-escalation techniques and behavior management.
The KDC School has a board -certified behaviorist as part of its educational team to help support students’ diverse needs.
Students have access to a wide range of assistive technology and therapeutic spaces, including iPads, communication books, picture symbols, talking photo albums, a sensory room, a physical therapy room, and more.
Kennedy-Donovan Center(KDC) Transportation provides transportation to and from school for our students as well as for community outings. Students at KDC School have access to a variety of community-based learning activities such as visits to the library, grocery store, parks, zoo, YMCA, and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as activities with students from local schools.
Serving the towns of south eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.