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Name
Michelle Theroux
Contact Info
Email
mtheroux@berkshirehills.org
Phone
413-540-9720
Organization Information
Organization Name
Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Address 1
48 Woodbridge Street
City
South Hadley
State
MA
ZIP
01075
Organization Description
Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a vibrant community offering a post-secondary transition program as well as a long-term graduate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Set in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, BHMA offers a music-infused, college-like experience via the Two Year Certificate Program for young adults between the ages of 18-30. Students reside in our dormitory or attend as day students, and participate in a wealth of programming aimed at increasing their independence in the areas of life skills, social skills, and vocation. Many of our graduates choose to remain within our community as members of the LIVE (Long-term Independent Vocational Experience) program. We also offer a Summer Program for ages 16-25. All of our programming is complemented by daily music offerings that engage and motivate our students. The ideal BHMA student has a diagnosis of a cognitive disability, a full scale IQ of 50-80, loves music, and is seeking a college-like program that will further their abilities and increase independence. Please contact our Admissions Office to find out more about BHMA!
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