PERC: Parent Education Resource Center

PERC is a multi-service program which is part of the Academy of Physical and Social Development. The needs of children, parents and families can be addressed through the following services:

Individual Counseling

Counseling may be initiated for children or adolescents. Counseling services are available for short term and long term therapeutic issues.  Areas of staff specialty include helping those challenged with: Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Emotional Regulation and Behavior Management, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence and Learning Differences.






Parent Consultation

Parents are assisted in devising plans specific to behavioral, emotional or learning difficulties in the home, school or social setting.

Parent Workshops

Workshop occur through out the academic year and cover the following topics:

  • Setting limits proactively
  • Ways parents can help children develop social skills
  • Influences on the emotional life of children and adolescence
  • Loss and transition
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anger, depression and the "Boy Culture"
  • Navigating the special education process
*The Academy is also available to present these topics to PTC/PTO groups and other parenting organizations.

Interested families should contact Ken Barringer, M.A.,LMHC Director at 617-969-2200 x12 or email.

The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services.