A home away from home.
Mary Cariola Children’s center has a rich tradition in providing innovative programs to individuals with complex disabilities and a myriad of services to their families.
Our enriched educational program provides the youngest of students a solid foundation of learning, while older students follow an educational curriculum and learn life skills while working towards their Certificate of Completion.
Our Community Services Department offers a variety of support to individuals and their families. Our Residential Program owns and operates six residential homes serving 44 children and adults. Our Enhanced Waiver Services Program, provides Day and Community Habilitation Services and Therapeutic Respite to individuals with significant behavioral challenges. Our newest program, Medical Respite at our State Road IRA, has one respite bed to provide respite opportunities for families with individuals who have complex medical needs.
Our Specialty Support Services complement the Mary Cariola approach. A team of highly-trained clinical therapists work with students and residents. A variety of medical experts visit the Center on a regular basis offering dental, psychological, neurological, podiatry and other medical consults in a comfortable school setting.