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Representing Parents and Children in Consultation, Negotiation and Litigation


Concord SPED PAC
The web site of the Concord Special Education Parents Advisory Committee.
Special education legal and advocacy resource.

What is Autism
From CARD, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, a concise explanation of the nature and diagnosis of Autism.

The interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children.

Massachusetts SPED PAC's Online
Detailed list of web sites for Special Education Advisory Committee's across Massachusetts.

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

Center for Public Representation
The Center seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
A nonprofit statewide legal services support center

The Disabled Persons Protection Commission
DPPC is the independent state agency responsible for protecting the health and safety of adults with disabilities from abusive acts and omissions of their caregivers. Telephone (800) 426-9009 V/TTY seven days a week to report suspected instances of abuse.

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
The state agency mandated with enforcing Massachusetts’ Anti-discrimination laws. Investigates complaints of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, national ancestry, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, and criminal records.

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD)
A state agency providing advocacy and informations services to individuals with disabilities who have experienced or are experiencing violations of their civil rights. As the Commonwealth's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinating Agency, it provides guidance on public private responsibilities with regard to the ADA.

Attorney General's Disability Rights Project (DRP)
A special office within the state Attorney General’s office, DRP provides a centralized authority to enforce both federal and state laws applicable to individuals with disabilities. DRP's focus has included enforcement of Titles II and III of the ADA and the elimination of all varieties of discriminatory barriers to services, programs and accommodations for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. 

Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation is a non-profit organization providing information and services for parents advocates and parent organizations involved with children with special needs.

Massachusetts Department of Education
State agency that oversees policy and funding distribution to Massachusetts towns and cities. Also responsible for state higher education, continuing ed.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
A state agency providing funding and counseling to assist individuals with disabilities attain the skills necessary to secure employment.

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC)
The MDDC, a state agency funded by the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities, provides resources, information and grants aimed at enhancing the lives of persons with developmental disabilities living with Massachusetts.

The Arc
The parent organization of the The Arc of Mass., The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. Website contains extensive resource information and links to other sites.

Autism Resources
A listing of state and local organizations providing information, services and referral for persons with autism

Family Education Network Special Education Page
The FEN maintains a page of tips, "tricks of the trade", common mistakes and other useful information to help you be a more effective advocate for your child.
This web site is for individuals looking to find more information about private day and residential schools approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education under c. 766, which are members of the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps).  maaps is a non-profit association of Chapter 766 approved private schools dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs throughout Massachusetts.