Federation for Children with
Special Needs (FCSN)
Is a wonderful resource. They offer both educational workshops and information.
Have questions about your child's IEP? Need an Information specialist?
They offer free educational courses to parents and hold a yearly conference.
Federation's Boston Office
Federation for Children With Special Needs
The Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1102
Boston, MA 02129
(Old address: 1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420, Boston, MA 02120)
The Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE )
Has many helpful publications regarding special education (i.e. SPED regulations , 'Requirements for the Participation of Students with Disabilities in MCAS ', Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks , 'A Parent's Guide to Special Education Manual, and IEP Process Guides ). They are also responible for Problem Resolution of IEP or lack of following the law/regs.
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
Association of Approved Private Schools ( MAAPS )
17 Lakeside Office Park
Wakefeild, MA 01880
(also see our 'Schools' web page)
11 Beacon Street - Suite
Boston, MA 02108
Massachusetts Advocacy for Children (MAC)
2. Inclusion/Special Education, which includes the Somerville and Autism projects
3. Children's Law Support Project, focusing on the priority populations of children affected by domestic violence, homeless children, children expelled or suspended from school and children with disabilities. The CLSP supports the Education Law Task Force.
Provide help, as availability permits, on a fee-for-service basis. This includes, for example, other legal assistance generally in an 'of counsel' capacity to attorneys representing students in matters pertaining to obtaining quality education and improved educational outcomes. Assistance may also be provided in cases raising significant legal issues affecting the civil rights of students from low-income families. In addition, CLE attorneys are available to provide training to attorneys, parents and/or educators about the right of all students to participate in all programs and to attain high standards.
Collection's primary focuses are educational administration and policy, elementary and secondary education, teachers and teaching, educational innovations, educational psychology, human development, language acquisition, and the history of education. HGSE Alumni use the library at no charge, others can visit and pay a fee for access.
Harvard Graduate School
of Education (HGSE)
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-3423 Circulation Desk
Man Arc for
Human Services (MMAHS)
Minute Man Arc serves infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays and individuals of all ages with specific developmental disabilities and their families. The Agency serves the nine-town catchment area of Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Bedford, Acton, Boxborough, Maynard, Stow and Littleton. In addition, numerous families from many surrounding towns, including Sudbury, Wayland, Arlington, Lexington and Burlington, also access the agency's services. They offer a variety of community-based services including:
· Early intervention services for children from birth to 3,
have or are at risk for developmental delays due to biological, medical
or environmental factors;
· A range of family support services to respond to the changing needs of families, such as the after-school program;
· Recreational opportunities including Special Olympics and respite services for both children and adults with disabilities;
· Vocational day services to help individuals acquire the vocational, social and personal skills necessary to find gainful employment options in the local economy
· Transportation to and from job sites and people's homes for work and recreation;
· Residential services in a variety of settings from small apartments for one or two to homes for up to eight adults;
· Information, training and referral services to families, staff, professionals and community members.
Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Inc.
1269 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742