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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
Alaena Podmore781-338-3368
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
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149
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 Collaborative — NatickChristina Belbute
Amego, Inc. — Franklin
  • Amego Day Program
  • Amego Residential Program
Christine Romancewicz
Assabet Valley Collaborative — MarlboroughChristine Romancewicz
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 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
Alaena Podmore
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 Instruction, Inc. — Worcester
  • Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction Day Program
Alaena Podmore
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
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
Lynda Womack
Crossroads School, Inc. — Marlborough
  • Crossroads Day Program
Alaena Podmore
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
  • Devereux Day Program — Rutland
  • Devereux Residential Program — Rutland
  • Devereux CARES Day — Fitchburg
Alaena Podmore
Evergreen Center, Inc. — Milford
  • Evergreen Center for Basic Skills Residential Program
  • Evergreen Center for Behavior Development Residential Program
Megan Bowie
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
Gifford School, Inc. — Weston
  • Gifford Day Program
  • Gifford Summer Program
Megan Bowie
Helix Human Services, Inc. — Springfield, Richmond
  • Mill Pond Day Program
Alaena Podmore
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. — Pittsfield
  • Hillcrest Academy Day Program
  • Hillcrest Intensive Day
  • Highpoint Residential Program
  • Brookside Residential Program
  • Hillcrest Center Residential Program
Alaena Podmore
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
Alaena Podmore
Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) — Hudson
  • Darnell School for Educational & Behavioral Services Day Program
Alaena Podmore
Italian Home for Children, Inc. — Jamaica Plain
  • Italian Home for Children Day 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.
  • 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
Keystone Educational Collaborative (formally FLACC Collaborative) — ShirleyChristine Romancewicz
LABBB Collaborative — BurlingtonChristine Romancewicz
Landmark School, Inc. — Beverly
  • Landmark Day Program
  • Landmark Residential Program
Alaena Podmore
Latham Centers, Inc. — Brewster
  • Latham Intensive Residential Program
Alaena Podmore
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
Alaena Podmore
Lower Pioneeer Valley Educational Collaborative — West SpringfieldChristine Romancewicz
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 — Chicopee and 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, Inc. — Leicester
  • McAuley Nazareth Day Program
  • McAuley Nazareth Residential Program
Alaena Podmore
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
Alaena Podmore
Merrimac Heights Academy, Inc. — Merrimac
  • Merrimac Heights Academy Day Program
Alaena Podmore
Milestones, Inc. — Waltham
  • Milestones Day School
Christina Belbute
Nashoba Learning Group Inc. — Bedford and Billerica
  • Nashoba Day Program
Alaena Podmore
New England Academy, Inc. — Beverly and Marshfield
  • 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
Alaena Podmore
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
Partners in Child Development — Andover
  • Anderson School Day Program
Alaena Podmore
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
Alaena Podmore
Pilgrim Area Collaborative — PlymouthMegan Bowie
Positive Regard Network
  • The Center for School Crisis Intervention and Assessment Day Program — Chicopee and Holyoke
  • Springdale Education Center Day Program — Chicopee
Megan Bowie
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
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
Alaena Podmore
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 — SwanseaAlaena Podmore
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
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) — 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
Valley Collaborative — BillericaChristine Romancewicz
Valley Educational Services, Inc. — Chicopee
  • Valley West Day Program
  • Valley West Summer Program
Christina Belbute
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
Alaena Podmore
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
Alaena Podmore
Your Educational Success — Springfield
  • Academy Day
Lynda Womack

Last Updated: April 5, 2024

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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


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