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East Meadow School (EMS), located in Morrisville Vermont, is a trauma informed day treatment school whose therapeutic model is developed from components of multiple, evidence based frameworks. Utilizing elements of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS); Applied Behavior Analysis; Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT); Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) and Normative Culture, EMS creates a safe, therapeutic, consistent and structured learning environment where students learn the skills they need to access their education. In addition to establishing clear goals for learning through the Common Core, students and staff work together to establish a community that not only fosters a sense of belonging and membership, but also an environment that allows for the development of mutually agreed upon behavioral norms and expectations. The EMS model cultivates a sense of ownership and investment in sustaining community as well as students’ evaluation of their individual and classmates’ progress in regulating their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. These skills are transferable across all environments and critical to becoming successful community members as well as integrating back to their sending schools.

There are four classrooms for students grades K-12; lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school.  Our full-time staff includes a Program Director, Program Coordinator, Office Manager, two licensed Special Educators, qualified teachers,  classroom counselors and a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. EMS receives regular support, oversight, training and leadership from the Regional and Clinical Director.  At times, mental health providers from our partner agency- Lamoille County Mental Health, provide services to our students, as well.  Our small staff to student ratio allows for greater one-on-one therapeutic and educational support when necessary.

Program Information

  • Program Type: Day Treatment School
  • Service Types: Educational
  • Gender: All
  • Capacity: 25
  • Ages: 5-18 years old
  • Length of Stay: Average 18 Months

Program Contact

Heather Perkins, Program Director
East Meadow School
28 James Road, Box 1
Morrisville, VT 05661

  • Phone: 802.888.4151
  • fax: 802.888.4036

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