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’s Center for Autism Education Invites You to Attend Autism: Early Detection and the Next Steps

On Wednesday afternoon, May 25th, from 3:30-5:30pm, a special event will be taking place in League School’s Vetstein auditorium – Autism: Early Detection and the Next Steps. That afternoon, leaders in the field of Autism will come together to discuss identifying the early warning signs, commonly used evidence-based treatment methods, and where parents and teachers can go to find community support or education. All are welcome to attend but this free workshop would greatly benefit SPED Instructors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists, BCBAs, Elementary and Preschool Teachers, MDs, RNs, Mental Health Professionals and Parents. Presenters will include: Yamini Howe, M.D., a Board-Certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician on staff at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Gillian Erhabor, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at the Lurie Center who conducts and supervises the neuropsychological assessment of children within the early childhood period. Her patients include young children across the autism spectrum and those with other complex medical and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. Suzanne Bloomer, MA, a Family Support Clinician at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Ms. Bloomer’s role is to support families whose children are under the age of 14 and to facilitate their access to services, particularly focusing on providing support, information and referrals, and resources to the families of newly diagnosed patients. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an engaging and informative afternoon of experts sharing their thoughts and insights with us.... read more

Development News

It Takes a Great Team to Make a Great League

Support League School by joining our team for the 44th Running of the Falmouth Road Race on August 21, 2016. As part of New Balance’s Numbers for Nonprofits Program, League School received 10 entries for this year’s race. Take part in the scenic seven mile run from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights while raising both awareness and support for our students! With questions or for more information on how you can get involved, contact League School’s Head of Development, Tim McCabe via email at... read more

Our Blog

Adaptive Physical Education and Our New Gym and Field

I have the great pleasure of teaching every student from 6 to 22 years old and with a wide range of skills and abilities. The Adapted Physical Education program consists of sport specific and lifetime fitness activities, both adapted to the individual needs of the students.   I work with the classroom teachers to integrate academics, health, nutrition and social skills into the physical activity in hopes of generalizing skills. I am also now collaborating with the Occupational Therapy Department to incorporate a school wide yoga program into the daily activities of the students.   Another exciting improvement has been the renovations to the school.   We now have a large flat fenced in field, separate from the playground, which allows the students to better focus, have access to more equipment, and have a more appropriate size area to utilize sports skills. This year we will be playing baseball, soccer, flag football tennis, ultimate Frisbee and have a track unit.  We will also be playing tag and backyard type games tht the students may be playing with friends and families. The new gym has been divided into two parts. The sports activity area has been reduced in size and has a lower ceiling to lessen sensory over-stimulation.  It has a calming color scheme with autism blue floors and walls.  It is here that we play badminton, volleyball, kickball and have obstacle courses along with other activities. Connected to the gym is a new fitness center with a rower, treadmill, bike and elliptical for cardiovascular fitness and a universal and TRX for strengthening exercises. The fitness center mimics a standard gym so... read more