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Image of students Courtney, Emily, Joey, and Brian posing together in the lobby of the Bernon Music Center.


We provide a growth-oriented experience for individuals with ID/DD who have the following profile:

  • Ages 18 to 30

  • Demonstrates basic self-care skills 

  • Stable medical and mental health

  • Ability to communicate wants and needs

  • Interest in or aptitude for music

  • Looking for a transitional or long-term placement 

  • Average full scale IQ of 50 to 80

Common diagnoses include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Blindness/Visual Impairment

  • Chromosomal Disorders & Deletions

  • Down Syndrome

  • Global Developmental Delays

  • Williams Syndrome

We accept three sources of funding for tuition:

  • School district

  • Self-pay/private

  • Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS)


Image of Ilyse smiling with her arms crossed in the BHMA dining room.
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