Update on our New Chelmsford Location

Chelmsford REC

We know many of you have been waiting patiently on the opening of our new center in Chelmsford. We are pleased to inform you that we are currently accepting intake packets for new clients. You can find the intake packet on our website by clicking on the NEW CLIENT tab.  Please note that we cannot start the intake process until we have ALL the completed forms and requirements from the checklist.

To determine if the Chelmsford REC is right for your child, below are some answers to questions we have been frequently asked.

Where is the Chelmsford REC located?
The address for the Chelmsford REC is:
248 Mill Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824

The office phone number is: 978-455-8244

How does the assessment process work for insurance funded services?
First, we will schedule an initial meeting with a parent/parents to discuss our program and learn a little about their child. Then we will determine a time to observe the student either at The REC or at school. We will conduct subsequent observations until we feel comfortable developing a comprehensive treatment plan for the child.  After the plan has been written up, we will determine a clinical service delivery recommendation for ABA services at The REC.  Finally, we deliver all of this information to the insurance company and wait for an approval for services. Once approved will discuss scheduling services.

If my child already goes to The REC in Peabody or Londonderry can they transfer to the Chelmsford REC?
If this is the case, please contact us and we will discuss if transfer is an option for your child.

Will you be open during holiday and vacation weeks and weekends?
Yes!  We will be open on the same days that the REC in Peabody and Londonderry are open. All centers are open 359 days a year. We are closed on: News Years Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Day after Christmas.

What are the hours for the Chelmsford REC?
The Chelmsford REC will be open the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
Sunday: 9am-3pm

Will the Chelmsford REC accept MassHealth?
Not at this time but please continue to keep checking.

What is the age range for the Chelmsford REC?
The Chelmsford REC will be accepting kids starting at age 2. We will have after school, summer and weekend programming.

The Chelmsford REC will be adding a comprehensive adult services program to the center. This program will be focused on clients ages 16 + and will give them the opportunity to learn functional life skills, develop independence and explore other creative learning experiences that they can take with them out into the community.

All REC programming will be based on the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA).

What types of activities will be incorporated in the Adult Services program?
Clients who participate in the adult services program can expect to learn specific skills such as:

  • Office tasks (copying, filing, shredding, using office tools & gadgets, sorting mail)
  • Simple household repairs (using tools, replacing batteries and lightbulbs)
  • Taking inventory on a variety of items
  • A variety of  household tasks (cleaning, organizing, recycling and laundry)
  • Kitchen tasks in our café (setting table, clearing tables, sweeping)
  • Independent leisure skills
  • Social skills with peers
  • Cooking activities (measuring, reading recipes, hygiene while in the kitchen, food storage)
  • Small appliance use/ making a simple meal or a snack

We hope this answers some of the questions you may have had. If there are any other specific questions that you may have please feel free to reach out to us at info@recreationaleducationcenter.com

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REC Hosted Events
Mommy’s Night Out

Mommy’s Night Out is an evening for busy moms who could use a break. Come join us for a fun, relaxing evening mingling with other moms. Various vendors will onsite displaying and talking about their wonderful products. Some include jewelry, accessories, skincare products and more! Wine and appetizers will be served.

Date Night

Date Night is a chance for you and your significant other to treat yourselves to some alone time. Drop your children off at the REC where they will be greeted by our experienced staff for an evening of planned activities and fun.

Parent Workshops

Various workshops will be held regularly that touch upon relevant special education topics. Guest speakers and other industry professionals will lead the workshops and finish with a Q&A. Feel free to contact us with topics you would like to see added to the agenda. Contact us for more information.