Judge Rotenberg Educational Center

A special needs school.

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 developmental delays or on the autism spectrum.

Our specific goal is to provide each individual with the least intrusive most effective form of treatment to insure his/her safety, the safety of others, and promote healthy growth and development. JRC is committed to providing the most effective educational program possible.


Our Specialized Education Programs Offer:

  • Near Zero Rejection Policy
    JRC does not reject or expel student due to the severity of their behavior.

  • ABA Based Treatment Plans
    Student programs are directed by clinicians with doctoral and masters level training in behavioral psychology.

  • Elimination or Minimization of Psychotropic Medications
    JRC attempts, wherever it is professionally appropriate to do so, to minimize the use of psychotropic medication and to substitute the use of highly structured behavioral program in its place.

  • State of the Art Educational Software
    This software is developed in-house and has allowed students that have fallen behind in their academic skills to make up several grade levels in a single semester.

  • Powerful and Varied Reward Program
    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.