Our Collaborative

READS Collaborative is a multi-purpose, public organization established under Chapter 40 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that specializes in the development of regional programs for children from age 3 to 22 with low incidence disabilities. READS is governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of the school superintendents from each of the member districts.  The specific programs offered through the Collaborative include the Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (DHH) and the READS Academy.

Referrals to the various programs are accepted at any time during the year and are sent by the Special Education Teams through the Special Education Administrator of the town in which the child resides.  Requests are reviewed by the appropriate program director, at which time site visits and other appropriate details can be arranged.

READS Collaborative conducts numerous workshops and training throughout the year and at the request of districts.

READS is firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and education and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other protected class.  No READS employee shall unfairly:
     1.  Exclude any student from participation in any program
     2.  Deny benefits to any student
     3.  Grant any advantage to any student