Arc MassachusettsArc Massachusetts is a statewide volunteer educational and advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals with specific developmental disabilities.
Family TIESFamily TIES of Massachusetts is a statewide information and parent-to-parent support project for families of children with special needs and chronic illness.
Federation for Children with Specials NeedsThe Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.
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.
Autism CommissionIn August 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts established the Autism Commission as a permanent entity it is comprised of 35 members. The Commission is charged with making recommendations on policies impacting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and individuals with Smith-Magenis syndrome.
Massachusetts Public, Charter, Private, Collaborative, and Approved Private Special Education SchoolsDirectory and Profiles
Office of Public School Monitoring Family resourcesPublic School Monitoring (PSM) is an office within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE); ensures state and federal laws and regulations for special education and civil rights are being followed.
Strengthening Partnership:A Framework for Prenatal through Young Adulthood Family Engagement in Massachusetts
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 15, 2023
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