Overview of Explorers

The Explorers Program, comprised of five to seven classrooms, supports students with autism and significant global delays to develop foundational language, sensorimotor, and self-regulation skills essential to learning. Daily schedules and routines are structured and consistent, with age and developmentally appropriate play or break opportunities provided. 

Speech and Language Therapists work directly with students 1:1 and then integrate effective strategies for expressing their needs and preferences into all academic and daily, functional routines.  Similarly, Occupational Therapists assess and teach students sensory integration strategies to enhance brain development, regulate senses, and replace anxiety with feelings of security and calmness. Many students benefit from increasing their focus and attention through discrete trials training in their classrooms, with oversight and training provided by a certified behavior analyst.  

Therapists work side-by-side with Teachers and Paraprofessionals to integrate goals and strategies so that students acquire and strengthen academic and functional skills throughout all activities.

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Ages & Grades

Ages: 3 to 22

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten to 12+ (Post Secondary)

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Disabilities

Autism, Intellectual Impairment, Developmental Disabilities

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Programs

All Explorers’ Classrooms are located at the Henry Owen School in Chelsea

Pre-K to Elementary Hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Middle, High School, and Post-Secondary Hours are 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

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All the staff takes the time to answer my questions.  They are so knowledgeable about my son and are a big support to me.

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Shore caters to my brother’s needs with care, respect and dignity.

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Great communication from everyone at Shore!

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All the Staff really know and value my child for who he is, even when he can be challenging.

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When you walk in you know you’re in a happy, positive environment.  The people are amazing.

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They are caring, compassionate people who always come up with new ideas to motivate and adapt things for my daughter.