Nature and Purpose
The Boston College Campus School serves students ages 3-21 with multiple disabilities including complex health care needs. The program provides student centered, educational, and therapeutic services in a school based setting as well as consultation and training to local school systems and families. Using a transdisciplinary approach, student growth is achieved through the development of a stimulating environment and challenging instruction tailored to the needs of the individual.
Placement in this setting offers an opportunity to learn and carry out programs along side classroom staff. These include innovative techniques in educational, therapeutic, and health care delivery. PULSE students feel they learn a great deal from the models provided by classroom teachers while developing their own potential for understanding and caring about individuals with disabilities.
Campus School Classrooms
PULSE students work as classroom aides, assisting teachers and therapists and teaching assistants to implement students' individualized programs and group lessons as well as participate in community outings.
Eagle Eyes, a state-of-the-art communication program, has been developed for students who are physically challenged and lack functional speech to use a computer utilizing eye gaze.
Supported Employment Program
The Supported Employment Program, whose clients work in Boston College Dining Halls, offers some Campus School PULSE students an opportunity to work with adults with disabilities.
This year eight PULSE students will be accepted into the program. These students should expect to make a 10 hour weekly time commitment.
Boston College Campus School