Resources

This section lists local and national service providers and organizations that may be helpful resources to parents. If you are looking for a resource not listed here or have one to add that we missed, please contact us.

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Federation for Children with Special Needs
www.fcsn.org
The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. Resources include the Parent Training and Information Center, Parent to Parent Network, and a listing of free advocates completing internship hours.

617-236-7200

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SPaN Special Needs Advocacy Network
www.spanmass.org
SPaN provides parents of children with disabilities a better understanding of the role of an advocate and acts as a resource for advocacy services. Span also hosts a professional directory of practicing advocates.

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Massachusetts Advocates for Children
www.massadvocates.org
Massachusetts Advocates for Children 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. They are especially skilled in autism resources and provide limited pro bono assistance to families.

25 Kingston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Helpline: 617-357-8431 extension 224
info@massadvocates.org

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Disability Law Center
www.dlc-ma.org
Disability Law Center (DLC) is the agency responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities. DLC receives federal, state and private funding, but is not part of the state or federal government.

Main Office: 11 Beacon Street, Suite 925, Boston, MA, 02108
Voice: 617-723-8455 / 800-872-9992
TTY: 617-227-9464 / 800-381-0577
Fax: 617-723-9125

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Family TIES of Massachusetts
www.massfamilyties.org
Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs.

1-800-905-TIES (8437)

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SPED Child and Teen / Camps, Workshops, and Events in Greater Massachusetts
www.spedchildmass.com
An extensive listing of events and resources focused on special education families in Massachusetts.

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