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Arc Massachusetts
The Mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their families. We accomplish this through advocacy of supports and services based in the community.

Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
The Children's Law Center Of Massachusetts is a private, non-profit, legal advocacy and resource center providing direct representation to low income children in Eastern Massachusetts, and technical assistance and training to lay and professional communities throughout New England on issues affecting children's education, civil rights, custody, health and welfare.

Disability Law Center, Inc.
Disability Law Center is a private, non-profit public interest law firm providing free legal assistance and information to people with disabilities throughout Massachusetts.

Federation for Children with Specials Needs
The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC)
Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC), formerly Massachusetts Advocacy Center, is a private non-profit organization dedicated to being an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal educational and life opportunities.

South Middlesex Legal Services, Inc.
Provides free legal services in special education matters in towns in Central Massachusetts. The mission of South Middlesex Legal Services is to provide legal advocacy to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled and other disenfranchised people in our service area (listed below) in obtaining legal, social and economic justice.

Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN)
SPAN is an association of advocates and others concerned about the special needs of children and young adults with disabilities. The mission and purpose of SPAN is to develop and promote a functioning and supportive network of child advocates.

Last Updated: September 2, 2008

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