- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Developmental Services
The Department is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts -Department of Mental Health
The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.
- Special Education Laws and Regulations
- Disability Law Center
DLC is a private, non-profit organization 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.
- Family TIES of Massachusetts
Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs
- Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
- Federation for Children with Special Needs - Parent Training & Information Center
The Parent Training and Information Center provides free information, support, technical assistance and workshops to Massachusetts' families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them
- Holliston PAC
The mission of the Holliston Special Education 776 Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to fulfill the requirements set forth on Massachusetts General Law 776. To work toward the understanding, respect, support and appropriate education for all children with special need in our community.
- Holliston Youth and Family Services
The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning.
- LD online
Learning Disabilities website- website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.
- Massachusetts Advocates for Children
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.
- Massachusetts Arc
The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils-MassPAC at the Federation for Children with Special Needs is the statewide organization providing information, training, and networking opportunities to Massachusetts special education parent advisory councils (PACs) and the professionals who collaborate with them
- Massachusetts Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)
Massachusetts PIRC’s goal is to inform and enable parents to play a key role as partners with schools in ensuring children’s success in school.
- NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families.
- National Association of State Directors of Special Education
The Membership and staff of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education are committed to a performance-based educational system responsive to the needs of all children and youth, including those with disabilities.
- Parent Professional Advocacy League (PAL)
Providing hope for children with mental health needs and their families through education, advocacy, outreach and support
- Parent's Guide
The Guide contains the most current and accurate information available regarding the special education system in Massachusetts.
- U.S. Department of Education - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
To provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living.
- Wrights Law
Up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.