Resources

Below you’ll find our Social Media Guidelines, as well as a list of local and national service providers and organizations that may be helpful to you. 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
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.

They can be reached at 617-236-7200 and via the links below.

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Council of Social Concern
socialconcern.org
A charitable, community-based agency responding to the basic needs of people of all ages, providing early childhood education and care, helping individuals develop their potential, creating positive family and community relationships, and fostering respect for diversity.

2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA, 01801
p: 781-935-6495

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SPaN Special Needs Advocacy Network
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
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
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
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
spedchildmass.com
An extensive listing of events and resources focused on special education families in Massachusetts.

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Autism Housing Pathways
autsimhousingpathways.org
Enabling  Massachusetts residents with developmental disabilities and their families to find or create sustainable, supported, self-directed housing that meets their needs and contributes to their quality of life.

22 Willowdale Rd.
Winchester MA, 01890
p. 617.604.4362

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Riverside Community Care
riversidecc.org
Compassionate, locally-based, integrated behavioral healthcare and human services for children and their families, adults, and communities.

270 Bridge Street Suite 301
Dedham MA, 02026
p. 781.329.0909
f. 781.320.9136

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NEADS World Class Service Dogs
neads.org
NEADS places well-trained Assistance Dogs in group settings and local schools to help children with stress, anxiety, and disabilities. They also place Service Dogs with individual children with autism, physical disabilities, and hearing loss.

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Social Media Guidelines

Recently, we drew up guidelines for the Woburn SEPAC Facebook and Twitter pages, with the goal of maintaining them as safe spaces for users to receive and share information. All users have access to the SEPAC Facebook and Twitter pages and the information therein and are welcome to interact, so long as the guidelines are followed.

– Posts or comments by users about another person or family that are negative in nature will be removed by a moderator.

– Posts or comments by users that make reference to a child in the district that is not their own child, either by name or by indirect reference, will be removed by a moderator.

– After a first offense, the user will be messaged explaining why their post or comment was removed.

– After a second offense, the user will be blocked and will no longer have access to the page in question.

– The Woburn SEPAC reserves the right to disable comments on Facebook posts when appropriate.

Feel free to e-mail us with any questions or clarifications: wps.SEPAC@gmail.com