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INTERFACE: A mental health referral service, offered by the Town of Lexington and Lexington Public Schools, and provided by William James College.

Massachusetts Department of Education, Special Education: Oversees the public education of all children in Massachusetts, including compliance with Special Education legal requirements.

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

Federation for Children with Special Needs - Workshop Slides: 

Federation for Children with Special Needs Webinar archive: A free collection of webinars posted by the FSCN

Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils: A grassroots organization for Sped PAC parents and supporters across the Commonwealth.

Special Needs Advocacy Network: A grass roots effort by parents/advocates whose mission is to support children into becoming self advocates.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children: A non-profit organization dedicated to being an independent and effective voice for children who face barriers to equal educational and life opportunities.

Concord Regional Schools SEPAC: Excellent parent information on the IEP process and related issues.

Asperger/Autism Network (AANE): A group that works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles.

Wrightslaw: Information about advocacy for children with disabilities. Articles, cases, newsletters, and resources about special education law and advocacy topics.

Learning Disabilities: This site offers the ABC’s of Learning Disabilities, bulletin boards, articles, and more.

Learning Disabilities: This site offers the ABC’s of Learning Disabilities, bulletin boards, articles, and more.

Family Ties (together in enhancing support): Information and support network for families and children with Disabilities, Special health care needs or chronic illnesses.

Institute for Community Inclusion: Promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities, through training, consultation, clinical and employment services and research

Parent Professional Advocacy League, Massachusetts state Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: PPAL provides support and advocacy around issues related to children’s mental health.

Learning Disabilities Worldwide: Non-profit volunteer organization based in Massachusetts including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: Federal agency overseeing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), including grants and research.

Special Education Laws In Massachusetts


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LexSEPAC and LexSEPTA encompasses both the Parent Advisory Council for children with special needs in Lexington, MA and Lexington’s special education PTA.

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