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  • Approved Special Education Schools

    Educational Specialist Assignments

    The OASES unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approves new program applications and monitors approved special education day schools and residential programs and certain changes to these programs. The OASES unit also provides technical assistance regarding educational laws and regulations related to approved special education day and residential school programs to the public, including program staff, Local Education Agency (LEAs), other state agencies, parents/guardians and other interested parties.

    To request assistance you may contact the assigned OASES Educational Specialist from the list below by telephone, or email at:

    Christina Belbute781-338-3749
    Megan Bowie781-338-3751
    Khalilah Johnson781-338-3747
    Helen Murgida781-338-3713
    Christine Romancewicz781-338-3723
    Lynda Womack781-338-3740
     
    Fabio Scarcelli, Administrative Support781-338-3724
     
    Karen Brann, Supervisor781-338-3748
    Joanne Morris, Supervisor781-338-3722
     
    Jannelle Roberts, Assistant Director781-338-3738
    Nina Marchese, Director781-338-3711

    Office of Approved Special Education Schools
    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
    Main Telephone: 781-338-3700
    TTY: N.E.T. Relay: 1-800-439-2370
    FAX: 781-338-3710
    Email: OASES1@mass.gov

    Liaison List

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Agency/Collaborative Name and Associated School ProgramsLiaison
    A
    ACCEPT Educational Collaborative — NatickChristina Belbute
    Amego, Inc. — Franklin
    • Amego Day Program
    • Amego Residential Program
    Christine Romancewicz
    Assabet Valley Collaborative — MarlboroughChristine Romancewicz
    B
    Bi-County Collaborative — FranklinLynda Womack
    Boston College Campus School — Chestnut Hill
    • BC Campus School Day Program
    Christina Belbute
    Boston Higashi School, Inc. — Randolph
    • Boston Higashi School Day Program
    • Boston Higashi Residential Program
    • Boston Higashi 365 Residential Program
    Lynda Womack
    Branches School of the Berkshire — Dalton
    • Branches School of the Berkshire Day Program
    Lynda Womack
    Brandon School and Residential Treatment Center, Inc. — Natick
    • Brandon Intensive Day Program
    • Brandon Intensive Residential Program
    Megan Bowie
    Broccoli Hall, Inc. — Sudbury
    • Corwin-Russell Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    C
    Camp Sunshine, Inc. — Framingham
    • Reed Academy Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc.
    • Cardinal Cushing Centers Braintree St. Coletta Day Program — Braintree
    • Cardinal Cushing Centers Day Program — Hanover
    • Cardinal Cushing Centers Residential Program — Hanover
    Christina Belbute
    C.A.S.E. Collaborative — ConcordChristine Romancewicz
    CAPS Education Collaborative — WestminsterChristine Romancewicz
    Cape Cod Collaborative — OstervilleChristine Romancewicz
    Center for Applied Behavioral Instructon, Inc. — Worcester
    • Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Center for School Crisis Intervention and Assessment, Inc. — Chicopee and Holyoke
    • The Center School Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    Central Massachusetts Collaborative — WorcesterChristine Romancewicz
    Children's Center for Communication — Beverly
    • Beverly School for the Deaf Day Program
    • Children's Center for Communication Day Program
    Lynda Womack
    Children's Study Home, Inc. — Springfield, Richmond
    • Mill Pond Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Clarke School for the Deaf
    • Clarke School East Day Program — Canton
    • Clarke School for the Deaf Pre-School Day Program — Northampton
    • Clarke School for the Deaf Day Program — Northampton
    Christina Belbute
    Clearway School, Inc. — Newton
    • Clearway Day Program
    • Clearway Summer Program
    Lynda Womack
    Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) — NorthamptonChristine Romancewicz
    Collaborative for Regional Educational Service and Training (CREST) — MethuenChristine Romancewicz
    Community Providers of Adolescent Services, Inc. — Dorchester
    • COMPASS Day Treatment & Education Program
    • COMPASS Short Term Crisis Day Program
    • COMPASS Summer Program
    Lynda Womack
    Community Therapeutic School — Lexington
    • Community Therapeutic Day Program
    • Community Therapeutic Summer Program
    Lynda Womack
    Cotting School, Inc. — Lexington
    • Cotting Day Program
    • Cotting Summer Day Program
    • Cotting HOPEhouse Residential Program
    Lynda Womack
    Crossroads School, Inc. — Marlborough
    • Crossroads Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Crystal Springs, Inc. — Assonet
    • Crystal Springs Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    Cutchins Programs for Children and Families, Inc. — Northampton
    • New Directions Day Program
    Christina Belbute
    D
    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
    • Devereux Day Program — Rutland
    • Devereux Residential Program — Rutland
    • Devereux CARES Day — Fitchburg
    Khalilah Johnson
    E
    Evergreen Center, Inc. — Milford
    • Evergreen Center for Basic Skills Residential Program
    • Evergreen Center for Behavior Development Residential Program
    Megan Bowie
    F
    F.L. Chamberlain, Inc. — Middleboro
    • F.L. Chamberlain Day Program
    • Chamberlain International Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    Fall River Deaconess Home — Fall River
    • Fall River Deaconess Home Day Program
    • Fall River Deaconess Home Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    Farr Academy — Cambridge
    • Farr Academy Day Program
    • Farr Academy Summer Program
    Christine Romancewicz
    Franciscan's Children's Hospital & Rehabilitation Center — Brighton
    • Kennedy Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    G
    Gifford School, Inc. — Weston
    • Gifford Day Program
    • Gifford Summer Program
    Megan Bowie
    H
    Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. — Pittsfield
    • Hillcrest Academy Day Program
    • Highpoint Residential Program
    • Brookside Residential Program
    • Hillcrest Center Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Home for Little Wanders, Inc.
    • The COVE School Day School — Plymouth
    • The COVE School Residential Program — Plymouth
    • Clifford Academy Day Program — Walpole
    • Clifford Academy Residential Program — Walpole
    • Clifford Academy Summer Program — Walpole
    Megan Bowie
    Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc. — Beverly
    • Hopeful Journeys Educational Centers Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) — Hudson
    • Darnell School for Educational & Behavioral Services Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    I
    Italian Home for Children, Inc. — Jamaica Plain
    • Italian Home for Children Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    J
    Judge Baker Children's Center, Inc. — Boston
    • Manville School Day Program
    • Manville School Summer Program
    Lynda Womack
    Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, Inc. — Canton
    • Judge Rotenberg Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    Justice Resource Institute, Inc.
    • JRI Anchor Academy Day Program — Middleboro
    • JRI Bay Cove Academy Day Program — Brookline
    • JRI Berkshire Meadows Residential Program — Housatonic
    • JRI Granite Academy Day Program — Braintree
    • JRI Meadowridge Schools Residential Programs:
      • JRI Meadowridge Academy Campus Residential Program — Swansea
      • JRI Meadowridge Pelham Academy Campus Residential Program — Lexington
      • JRI Meadowridge Swansea Wood Campus Residential Program — Swansea
      • JRI Meadowridge Walden Street Campus Residential Program — Concord
      • JRI Meadowridge van der Kolk Center, Glenhaven Academy Campus Residential Program — Marlborough
    • JRI Littleton Academy Residential Program — Littleton
    • JRI The Victor School Day Program — Acton
    Megan Bowie
    K
    Keystone Educational Collaborative (formally FLACC Collaborative) — ShirleyChristine Romancewicz
    L
    LABBB Collaborative — BurlingtonChristine Romancewicz
    Landmark School, Inc. — Beverly
    • Landmark Day Program
    • Landmark Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Latham Centers, Inc. — Brewster
    • Latham Intensive Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    League School of Greater Boston, Inc. — Walpole
    • League School Day Program
    • League School Residential Program
    Megan Bowie
    Lighthouse School, Inc, — Chelmsford and North Chelmsford
    • Lighthouse Comprehensive Day Program
    Christine Romancewicz
    Little People's School, Inc. — Newton
    • Learning Prep School Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Lower Pioneeer Valley Educational Collaborative — West SpringfieldChristine Romancewicz
    M
    Massachusetts Association for the Blind — Brookline
    • Ivy Street Day Program
    • Ivy Street Residential Program
    Lynda Womack
    Massachusetts Foundation of Learning Disabilities — Westfield
    • White Oak Day Program
    Christina Belbute
    May Institute, Inc.
    • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities –Randolph Day and Wilmington Day
    • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities — Randolph Residential Program
    • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities — West Springfield Day Program
    • The May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders — Norwood Day Program
    • The May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders — Norwood Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys, Inc. — Leicester
    • McAuley Nazareth Day Program
    • McAuley Nazareth Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    McLean Hospital, Inc.
    • Arlington Day Program — Belmont
    • Center for Neurointegrative Services (CNS Pathways Academy) Day Program — Arlington
    Megan Bowie
    Meeting Street Massachusetts, Inc. — Dartmouth
    • Schwartz Center Day Program
    Christina Belbute
    Melmark New England, Inc. — Andover
    • Melmark Day Program
    • Melmark Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Merrimac Heights Academy, Inc. — Merrimac
    • Merrimac Heights Academy Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Milestones, Inc. — Waltham
    • Milestones Day School
    Christina Belbute
    N
    Nashoba Learning Group Inc. — Bedford and Billerica
    • Nashoba Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    New England Academy, Inc. — Beverly
    • New England Academy Day School
    Christina Belbute
    New England Adolescent Research Institute, Inc. — Easthampton
    • NEARI Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    New England Center for Children, Inc. — Southborough
    • NECC Intensive Instruction Day Program
    • NECC Residential Program
    • NECC Intermediate Residential Program
    • NECC Severe Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    New England Pediatric Care — Billerica
    • New England Pediatric Day Program
    Lynda Womack
    North River Collaborative — RocklandChristine Romancewicz
    Northeast Behavioral Health, Inc. — Rowley
    • Solstice Day Program
    Christina Belbute
    Northshore Education Consortium — BeverlyChristine Romancewicz
    P
    Perkins School for the Blind, Inc. — Watertown
    • Perkins Day Program
    • Perkins Residential Program
    • Perkins Intensive Day Program
    • Perkins Intensive Residential Program
    • Perkins Intermediate Day Program
    • Perkins Intermediate Residential Program
    Megan Bowie
    Pilgrim Area Collaborative — PlymouthMegan Bowie
    Professional Center for Child Development — Andover
    • Anderson School Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    R
    READS Collaborative — MiddleboroughChristine Romancewicz
    Realizing Children's Strengths, Inc. — Natick
    • RCS Day Program
    • RCS Intensive Day Program
    Lynda Womack
    Riverside Community Care, Inc. — Concord and Needham
    • Riverside School Day Program
    Lynda Womack
    Riverview School, Inc. — East Sandwich
    • Riverview School Day Program
    • Riverview School Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corporation
    • RFK Academy Day — Holyoke
    • Don Watson Academy Day Program — Lancaster
    Lynda Womack
    Robert F. Kennedy Community Alliance — Lancaster
    • Doctor Franklin Perkins Day Program
    • Doctor Franklin Perkins Residential Program
    Lynda Womack
    S
    Saint Ann's Home, Inc. — Methuen
    • Saint Ann's Home Day Program
    • Saint Ann's Home Residential Program
    • Saint Ann's Home Summer Program
    Christine Romancewicz
    Schools for Children, Inc.
    • Dearborn Academy Day Program — Newton
    • Dearborn Academy Summer Program — Newton
    • Seaport Campus Day Program — Chelsea
    Khalilah Johnson
    SEEM Collaborative — StonehamChristine Romancewicz
    Seven Hills Foundation, Inc.
    • Seven Hills at Groton Day Program — Groton
    • Seven Hills Stetson Residential Program — Barre
    Lynda Womack
    Shore Educational Collaborative — ChelseaChristine Romancewicz
    South Coast Educational Collaborative — SwanseaKhalilah Johnson
    South Shore Educational Collaborative — HinghamChristine Romancewicz
    Southeastern Mass. Educational Collaborative (SMEC) — DartmouthChristine Romancewicz
    Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative — DudleyChristine Romancewicz
    Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) — East Bridgewater
    • High Road School of Massachusetts Day Program
    • High Road School of Massachusetts Summer Program
    Christina Belbute
    Springdale Educational Center, Inc. — Chicopee
    • Springdale Education Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    Stevens Children's Home — Swansea
    • Stevens Day Program
    • Stevens Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    Summit Academy, Inc. — Worcester
    • Summit Academy Day Program
    Lynda Womack
    T
    The Education Cooperative (TEC) — East WalpoleChristine Romancewicz
    The Guild for Human Services, Inc. — Concord
    • The Guild for Human Services Day Program
    • The Guild for Human Services Residential Program
    Lynda Womack
    The Learning Center for the Deaf, Inc. — Framingham
    • TLCD Marie Philip Day Program
    • TLCD Marie Philip Intensive Day Program
    • TLCD Marie Philip Residential Program
    • TLCD Walden School Day Program
    • TLCD Walden School Residential Program
    Christina Belbute
    V
    Valley Collaborative — BillericaChristine Romancewicz
    Valley Educational Services, Inc. — Chicopee
    • Valley West Day Program
    • Valley West Summer Program
    Christina Belbute
    W
    Walker, Incorporated
    • Walker School Day Program — Needham
    • Walker School Intensive Residential Program — Needham
    • Beacon Day Program — Watertown
    Lynda Womack
    Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc. — Framingham
    • Wayside Academy Day Program
    • Wayside Academy Residential Program
    Khalilah Johnson
    Whitney Academy, Inc. — East Freetown
    • Whitney Academy Intensive Residential Program
    Lynda Womack
    Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Inc. — Longmeadow
    • Willie Ross School for the Deaf Day Program
    Megan Bowie
    Willow Hill School, Inc. — Sudbury
    • Willow Hill Day Program
    Khalilah Johnson

    Last Updated: June 7, 2022

     
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    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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