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
Bridgette Mekkaoui781-338-3743
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

Liaison List


Agency/Collaborative Name and Associated School ProgramsLiaison
ACCEPT Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Amego, Inc. — Attleboro
  • Amego Day Program
  • Amego Residential Program
Lynda Womack
Archway, Inc. — Leicester
  • Archway Residential Program
Christina Belbute
Assabet Valley CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Bi-County CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
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
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
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Camp Sunshine, Inc. — Framingham
  • Reed Academy Residential Program
Megan Bowie
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. — Braintree & Hanover
  • Cardinal Cushing Centers Braintree St. Coletta Day Program
  • Cardinal Cushing Centers Day Program
  • Cardinal Cushing Centers Residential Program
Christina Belbute
C.A.S.E. CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
CAPS Education CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Cape Cod CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Center for Applied Behavioral Instructon, Inc. — Worcester
  • CABI Day Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Center for School Crisis Intervention and Assessment, Inc. — Holyoke
  • The Center School Day Program
Megan Bowie
Central Massachusetts SPED CollaborativeChristine 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 — Springfield
  • Curtis Pond Day Program
  • Mill Pond Day Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Clarke School for the Deaf — Northampton and Canton
  • Clarke School East Day Program
  • Clarke School for the Deaf Pre-School Program
  • Clarke School for the Deaf Day Program
Christina Belbute
Clearway School, Inc. — Newton
  • Clearway Day Program
  • Clearway Summer Program
Lynda Womack
Collaborative for Educational ServicesChristine Romancewicz
Collaborative for Regional Educational Service and Training (CREST)Christine 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
  • HOPEhouse Residential Program
Lynda Womack
Crossroads School for Children — Natick
  • Crossroads Day Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Crystal Springs, Inc. — Assonet
  • Crystal Springs Residential Program
Christina Belbute
Cutchins Programs for Children and Families, Inc. — Northampton
  • New Directions Day Program
Christina Belbute
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health — Rutland and Fitchburg
  • Devereux Day Program
  • Devereux Residential Program
  • Devereux CARES Day
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Doctor Franklin Perkins School, Inc. — Lancaster and Springfield
  • Doctor Franklin Perkins Day Program
  • Doctor Franklin Perkins Residential Program
  • RFK Academy Day
  • Don Watson Academy Day
Lynda Womack
EDCO CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Evergreen Center, Inc. — Milford
  • Evergreen Center for Basic Skills Residential Program
  • Evergreen Center for Behavior Development Residential Program
Megan Bowie
F.L. Chamberlain School — Middleborough
  • F.L. Chamberlain School Day Program
  • Chamberlain International School Residential Program
Christina Belbute
Fall River Deaconess Home — Fall River
  • Fall River Day Program
  • Fall River Residential Program
Christina Belbute
Farr Academy — Cambridge
  • Farr Academy Day Program
  • Farr Academy Summer Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Franciscan's Children's Hospital & Rehabilitation Center — Brighton
  • Kennedy Day Program
Megan Bowied>
Gifford School, Inc. — Weston
  • Gifford Day Program
  • Gifford Summer Program
Megan Bowie
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. — Pittsfield
  • Housatonic Academy Day Program
  • Hillcrest Residential Program
  • Hillcrest Intensive Residential Treatment Program
  • Hillcrest Autism Spectrum Disorders Residential Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Home for Little Wanders, Inc. — Walpole & Plymouth
  • Southeast Campus Day Program
  • Southeast Campus Residential Program
Megan Bowie
Hopeful Journeys Educational Centers — Beverly
  • Hopeful Journeys Educational Centers — Beverly
Helen Murgida
Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) — Franklin
  • Darnell School for Educational & Behavioral Services Day Program — Hudson
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Italian Home for Children, Inc. — Jamaica Plain
  • Italian Home for Children Day Program
  • Italian Home for Children Residential Program
Megan Bowie
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. — Boston
  • JRI Anchor Academy Day Program
  • JRI Bay Cove Academy Day Program
  • JRI Berkshire Meadows Program
  • JRI Granite Academy Day Program
  • JRI Meadowridge Academy Campus
  • JRI Meadowridge Littleton Academy Campus
  • JRI Meadowridge Pelham Academy Campus
  • JRI Meadowridge Swansea Wood Campus
  • JRI Meadowridge Walden Street Campus
  • JRI Meadowridge van der Kolk Center, Glenhaven Academy Campus
  • JRI The Victor School Program
Megan Bowie
Keystone Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
LABBB CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Landmark School, Inc. — Beverly
  • Landmark Day Program
  • Landmark Residential Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Latham Centers, Inc. — Brewster
  • Latham Intensive Residential Program
Helen Murgida
League School of Greater Boston, Inc. — Walpole
  • League School Day Program
  • League School Residential Program
Megan Bowie
Lighthouse School, Inc. — Chelmsford
  • Lighthouse Comprehensive Day Program
Helen Murgida
Little People's School, Inc. — Newton
  • Learning Prep School Day Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Lower Pioneeer Valley Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Massachusetts Association for the Blind — Brookline
  • Ivy Street Residential Program
  • Ivy Street Day Program
Lynda Womack
Massachusetts Foundation of Learning Disabilities — Westfield
  • White Oak Day Program
Christina Belbute
May Institute, Inc. — Brockton, Randolph, Woburn and West Springfield
  • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities — Randolph Day
  • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities — Randolph Residential
  • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities — West Springfield
  • The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities — Wilmington
  • The May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders — Brockton Day
  • The May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders — Brockton Residential
Christina Belbute
McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys, Inc. — Leicester
  • McAuley Nazareth Day Program
  • McAuley Nazareth Residential Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
McLean Hospital, Inc. — Belmont
  • Arlington Day Program
  • Center for Neeurointegrative Services (CNS Pathways Academy) Program
Megan Bowie
Meeting Street Massachusetts, Inc. — Dartmouth
  • Schwartz Center Day Program
Christina Belbute
Melmark New England, Inc. — Andover
  • Melmark Day Program
  • Melmark Residential Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
Merrimac Heights Academy — Merrimac
  • Merrimac Heights Academy Day Program
Helen Murgida
Milestones, Inc. — Waltham
  • Milestones School Day Program
Helen Murgida
Nashoba Learning Group, Inc. — Westford
  • Nashoba Day Program
Helen Murgida
New England Academy, Inc. — Beverly
  • New England Academy Day Program
Helen Murgida
New England Adolescent Research Institute, Inc. — Holyoke
  • 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
Bridgette Mekkaoui
New England Pediatric Care — Billerica
  • New England Pediatric Day Program
Helen Murgida
North River CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Northeast Behavioral Health — Rowley
  • Solstice Day Program
Helen Murgida
Northshore Education ConsortiumChristine Romancewicz
Perkins School for the Blind, Inc. — Watertown
  • Perkins Blind Day Program
  • Perkins Blind Residential Program
  • Perkins Multi-Impaired Day Program
  • Perkins Multi-Impaired Residential Program
  • Perkins Severely Impaired Day Program
  • Perkins Severely Impaired Residential Program
  • Perkins Special Services Day Program
  • Perkins Special Services Residential Program
Megan Bowie
Pilgrim Area CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Professional Center for Child Development — Andover
  • Professional Center for Child Development Day Program
Helen Murgida
READS CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Realizing Children's Strengths, Inc. — Natick
  • RCS Day Program
  • RCS Intensive Day Program
Lynda Womack
Riverside School — Needham
  • Riverside School Day Program
Lynda Womack
Riverview School — East Sandwich
  • Riverview Day Program
  • Riverview Residential Program
Christina Belbute
Saint Ann's Home, Inc. — Methuen
  • Saint Ann's Home Day Program
  • Saint Ann's Home Residential Program
  • Saint Ann's Home Summer Program
Megan Bowie
Schools for Children, Inc. — Chelsea and Newton
  • Dearborn Academy Day Program
  • Dearborn Academy Summer Program
  • Seaport Campus Day Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
SEEM CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Seven Hills Foundation, Inc. — Groton and Barre
  • Seven Hills at Groton Day Program
  • Stetson Residential Program
Lynda Womack
Shore Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
South Coast Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
South Shore Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Southeastern Mass. Educational Collaborative (SMEC)Christine Romancewicz
Southern Worcester County Educational CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Specialized Education of Massachusetts, Inc. — Bridgewater
  • High Road Day Program
  • High Road Summer Program
Christina Belbute
Springdale Educational Center, Inc. — Holyoke
  • 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
The Education Cooperative (TEC)Christine 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 — Framingham
  • TLCD Marie Philip Day Program
  • TLCD Marie Philip Intensive Day Program
  • TLCD Marie Philip Residential Program
  • TLCD Walden School Residential Program
Christina Belbute
Valley CollaborativeChristine Romancewicz
Valley Educational Services, Inc. — Chicopee
  • Valley West Day Program
  • Valley West Summer Program
Christina Belbute
Walker, Incorporated — Needham and Watertown
  • Walker Day Program
  • Walker Intensive Residential Program
  • Beacon Day Program
Lynda Womack
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc. — Framingham
  • Wayside Academy Day Program
  • Wayside Academy Residential Program
Bridgette Mekkaoui
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
Helen Murgida

Last Updated: May 13, 2021

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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