Guild School, The

The Guild School

521 Virginia Rd.
Concord, MA 01742


ADMISSIONS: Katherine Canada, Ph.D., 781-893-6000, ext. 5111.

AGES/GRADES: Ages 6-22 birthday. Day school is 234 days per year; residential program 365 days per year.

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Services are offered in individual sessions and/or groups. Direct services include counseling, speech and language therapy, OT, and adaptive PE.

THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Applied behavioral analysis, CBT, and expressive therapy. Psychopharmacology overseen by psychiatrists with specialization in serving children, teens and young adults with intellectual disabilities.

POPULATION SERVED: Autism spectrum disorder, mild to severe intellectual disability, and dual diagnosis – intellectual disability and mental/behavioral health diagnoses.


COMMENTS: Specialize in vocational and life preparation for students with intellectual disabilities. Hallmarks of The Guild include direct service OT and SLT; behavior management plans authorized by BCBAs; neighborhood-based student homes; frequent community outings; wide array of recreation and leisure activities; specialized diets for students with allergies and food intolerances; and paid vocational shifts for students age 15 and up where they not only learn skills, but also gain the satisfaction of being productive and earning money.

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