The League School of Greater Boston is a leading private day and residential school for students ages 3 to 22 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Our year-round, private educational program offers a full range of social, academic, behavioral and community-life-skills curricula to meet the individual strengths and needs of a diverse population.

The SCERTS model provides a consistent focus on the key challenges facing people with autism, proven support techniques for educators and families, a common language, and a research-based assessment.

The League School’s residential program is open in Norwood and Walpole 365 days a year and is licensed for up to 20 residents.

Our clinical services focus on helping students regulate their emotions through identifying their feelings and helping to appropriately express themselves.

At League School, we believe that if students are given the right set of challenges and supportive strategies, they will grow and achieve success.

Special Announcement

League School of Greater Boston Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

League School of Greater Boston Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Introduces Its New Building as Part of Its $10M Enhancement Program Officials from League School of Greater Boston welcomed over 120 guests to its Ribbon-Cutting ceremony this past Sunday as it officially opened the doors to its updated facilities. The brief program that preceded the official ribbon-cutting featured comments from League School Executive Director, Dr. Frank Gagliardi, the school’s Chairman of its Board of Directors, Roger Lockwood, and a parent of a student at the school, Laura Davis. Dr. Gagliardi explained “this addition provides us with much-needed additional classroom and office space including tutorial rooms, a computer center, a library along with expanded space for music and art. These improved facilities will measurably enhance our educational environment, enabling our faculty and staff to provide an even better learning experience to our students.” Mr. Lockwood followed with some startling facts that underscored the need for the school’s enhancements: “It is unfortunate and astonishing that autism now affects one in 68 children. Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States. To illustrate the pace at which autism diagnosis is growing, just two years ago when we had the groundbreaking for this building, the ratio that is now one in 68 was then one in 88! That statistic alone underscores the need for a facility such as this. We are now so much better able to meet our goal of having the very best place autistic children can live and learn, whether as day students or as residents.” Mrs. Davis closed the talks with a heartfelt revelation about how much... read more

Development News

“Loose Change Can Change Lives” Fundraising Initiative Created Awareness of School at a Variety of Locations

This past March, League School of Greater Boston held a month-long fundraiser – called“Loose Change Can Change Lives.” The program involved placing loose change containers at the school as well as at a number of different businesses and allowing friends of the school to contribute the loose change that they had accumulated to the school. Containers were collected and brought back to the school where the proceeds were totaled up. The initiative ended up raising $388.16 (of course there would be pennies) for the school. It truly was a “funraiser” and we want to thank the following businesses for being kind enough to allow us to place a collection container at their locations: Palumbo Liquors of Walpole Sullivan Benefits (both its Worcester and Needham offices) Boston Millennia Partners The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Greg Czarnowski Marketing & Advertising We plan on holding this event again next year, so start saving your loose change now and be ready to contribute the next time you see our “Loose Change Can Changes Lives” containers.... read more

Our Blog

“Expected” and “Unexpected” Behaviors

What’s new in 139, you ask? With the help of Kayla, our SLP, we are learning about “expected” and “unexpected” behaviors, or as we call them “ALRIGHT” and “Not ALRIGHT”, which is really hard for all of us to understand in all the different social situations we encounter throughout our day. We are learning the first step which is when we enter a room, what should we do or think about. This is when we read the environment: “what’s going on?”, “who’s here?”, and “what should I do next?”. This is tricky to learn because each environment, everyone is expected to do something different. Kayla has helped us learn the difference between each environment using pictures and our classroom IPADs. She is also teaching us about “thinking bubbles” and “talking bubbles”. This is when someone else is thinking about or talking about something and then we change our thinking or conversation to match theirs. We use lots of visuals to help us read the social situation and figure out what we should think about. We are looking forward to learning more about reading different social situations! We are hopeful that this will also help us when we are at home with family and in the community with unfamiliar... read more