RCS Learning Center Construction Information

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  1. Project Description
  2. Construction Mitigation

The Project consists of the proposed construction of a two-story school with a basement. RCS Learning Center, Inc. (RCS) will occupy the main and second floor levels, consisting of approximately 40,000 square feet, which will be visible from the entry off Edmands Road. Mini Miracles, LLC ("Mini") will occupy the basement area, consisting of approximately 10,000 square feet, which will be accessed from behind the building. The existing single-family dwellings use of the property will continue as the home will be part of the employment benefit for the RCS Staff.

Services

RCS is a 501(c)(3) corporation which provides individual behavioral and educational services for children with autism spectrum disability and other developmental disabilities. RCS is committed to creating a school-like environment and exceeds the standards for teaching students with autism effectively. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a major treatment methodology with an emphasis on verbal behavior, and a model for teaching communication and language skills. Individual curriculum and teaching procedures are created to fit each student's specific learning style. On-going evaluation of the Individual Treatment Program occurs through direct observation, data collection and analysis and weekly rotation meetings to insure that all students receive the most effective programming possible.

Educated Staff

RCS prides itself on maintaining a passionate and educated staff. The Behavior Therapists hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree and have completed extensive training in ABA prior to working with students. RCS' Special Education Teachers hold licenses from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Program Managers have a Master's Degree and are Board Certified Behavioral Analysts and provide a minimum of two hours of consultation to each student's case per week.

Students

RCS' students range from 3 years to 21 years of age. Instruction is provided from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. An After-School Program for students is also available from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Day Care

Mini is a Licensed Day Care Provider. Mini's hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information attached.

Operations

RCS and Mini, in combination, provide service for 230 students with an estimate of 165 employees. RCS and Mini currently operate at 6 Strathmore Road in Natick. The Framingham Facility will operate in a manner similar to the Natick Facility.

Traffic / Transportation

The peak hours of traffic will be between 6:45 and 7 a.m. and from 3 to 3:15 p.m. (RCS' employees). Mini has similar peak hours for employees. Peak times for student drop-off at RCS are between 6:45 a.m. and 7 a.m. and 3 to 3:15 p.m. Peak times for student drop-off at Mini are between 6:45 and 7:15 a.m., 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m.

RCS' students arrive by 50 small buses or vans. There is a sufficient drop-off area in front of the building to service this projected traffic. Mini's students are dropped off by their parents and a drop-off area has been provided to accommodate the drop-off needs of the Mini students.