The JUDGE ROTENBERG CENTER (JRC) is a special needs day and residential school located in Canton, Massachusetts licensed to serve ages five through adult. Since 1971, JRC has provided very effective education and treatment to both emotionally disturbed students with conduct, behavior, emotional, and/or psychiatric problems, as well as those with intellectual disabilities or on the autism spectrum.
Our specific goal is to provide each individual with the least intrusive most effective form of treatment to ensure his/her safety, the safety of others, and promote healthy growth and development. JRC is committed to providing the most effective educational program possible.
JRC does not reject or expel students due to the severity of their
Student programs are directed by clinicians with doctoral and
masters level training in behavioral psychology.
JRC attempts, whenever it is professionally appropriate to do so, to
minimize the use of psychotropic medication.
This software is developed in-house and enables students to improve
and make academic achievements.
Students are paid for completing academic work. Classrooms have
rewards areas with TVs, radios, games, etc. There is also a Movie
Theater with a snack bar, Lounges with the most up-to-date gaming
systems, Internet Café, Beauty Salon, and Retail store on site.
Central monitoring system adds a layer of safety, supervision, and
parent peace of mind.
Highly nutritious menus, nutrition education and daily exercise.
JRC has an open visiting policy. Every day can be a visiting day.
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Watch the trailer for a documentary to be made about a few of our students and their families' journey to the Judge Rotenberg Center.
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