Residential life is a blend of the nurturing, comforting and caring aspects of home, complemented by a 24-hour educational environment. Although the residential setting is different from the school, it implements the same structure and methodologies under Daily Life Therapy® to promote generalization across all settings and operates 365 days a year. Teaching self-care skills is a major focus of residential education across all age levels.
Another focus is to teach recreation and leisure skills in order to develop a broad range of interests, enabling students to participate with their siblings and other family members during visits home. Students enjoy frequent community outings, such as trips to museums, the YMCA, bowling, movies, hiking in the Blue Hills, shopping, and dining at local restaurants.