RCS Learning Center Construction Information

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  1. Project Description
  2. Construction Mitigation
The Project consists of the proposed construction of a two-story school with a basement.
RCS Learning Center, Inc. ("RCS") will occupy the main and second floor levels, consisting of
approximately 40,000 square feet, which will be visible from the entry off Edmands Road. Mini
Miracles, LLC ("Mini") will occupy the basement area, consisting of approximately 10,000
square feet, which will be accessed from behind the building. The existing single-family
dwellings use of the property will continue as the home will be part of the employment benefit
for the RCS Staff.

RCS is a 501(c)(3) corporation which provides individual behavioral and educational
services for children with autism spectrum disability and other developmental disabilities. RCS is
committed to creating a school-like environment and exceeds the standards for teaching
students with autism effectively. Applied Behavioral Analysis ("ABA") is a major treatment
methodology with an emphasis on verbal behavior, and a model for teaching communication
and language skills. Individual curriculum and teaching procedures are created to fit each
student's specific learning style. On-going evaluation of the Individual Treatment Program
occurs through direct observation, data collection and analysis and weekly rotation meetings to
insure that all students receive the most effective programming possible.

RCS prides itself on maintaining a passionate and educated staff. The Behavior
Therapists hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree and have completed extensive training in ABA
prior to working with students. RCS' Special Education Teachers hold licenses from the
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Program Managers have a Master's
Degree and are Board Certified Behavioral Analysts and provide a minimum of two (2) hours of
consultation to each student's case per week.

RCS' students range from 3 years to 21 years of age. Instruction is provided from 7:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. An After-School Program for students is also available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mini is a Licensed Day Care Provider. Mini's hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information attached.

RCS and Mini, in combination, provide service for 230 students with an estimate of 165
employees. RCS and Mini currently operate at 6 Strathmore Road in Natick. The Framingham
Facility will operate in a manner similar to the Natick Facility.

The peak hours of traffic will be between 6:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to
3:15 p.m. (RCS' employees). Mini has similar peak hours for employees. Peak times for student
drop-off at RCS are between 6:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, to 3:15 p.m. Peak times for
student drop-off at Mini are between 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

RCS' students arrive by fifty (50) small buses or vans. There is a sufficient drop-off area
in front of the building to service this projected traffic. Mini's students are dropped off by their
parents and adrop-off area has been provided to accommodate the drop-off needs of the Mini