Each wing of the program, has a master’s level team leader with certification in special needs, and each classroom is led by a special needs certified teacher.
School-wide specialists include speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, a school psychologist, a neuropsychologist, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Medication evaluation and management services are available through McLean’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services by request.
Federal Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities Laws and Regulations
McLean Hospital and its affiliates, the Arlington School and Pathways Academy (collectively, McLean), do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in admission or access to, treatment or employment at, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that McLean operates.
McLean is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106, and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in the educational programs and activities that McLean operates.
Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to McLean may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 617.289.0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to the applicable McLean coordinator:
Ethan Solomon, 617.855.2124, McLean (Arlington School), 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Roya Ostovar, PhD, (or designee in event of absence, Karen Steves, Milieu Manager), 617.855.2847, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This title declares it to be the policy of the United States that discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin shall not occur in connection with programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance and authorizes and directs the appropriate federal departments and agencies to take action to carry out this policy.
The Equal Educational Opportunities Act
Prohibits specific discriminatory conduct, including segregating students on the basis of race, color, or national origin, and discrimination against faculty and staff. Furthermore, the EEOA requires school districts to take action to overcome students’ language barriers that impede equal participation in educational programs.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities by recipients of federal funds. Title IX has been applied to ensure equal opportunities for female students in athletics and in cases of sexual harassment by school administrators, teachers, and students.