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Massachusetts Organizations/Resources

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Arc Massachusetts
Arc Massachusetts is a statewide volunteer educational and advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals with specific developmental disabilities.

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Family TIES
Family TIES of Massachusetts is a statewide information and parent-to-parent support project for families of children with special needs and chronic illness.

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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.

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Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MASSPAC)
The mission of MassPac is to work towards the understanding of, respect for, support and appropriate education for all children with special needs in our respective communities.

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Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC)
The mission of MFOFC is to provide sustained advocacy and leadership training in pursuit of high quality, individualized community support and service options, including family support, for people with disabilities and their families.

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Massachusetts Public, Charter, Private, Collaborative, and Approved Private Special Education Schools
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The Parent Professional Advocacy League (PAL)
PAL is the statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. PAL provides support, education, and advocacy around issues related to children's mental health.

Last Updated: March 23, 2015

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