Wednesday January 4, 2006

Does Your Child Need Special Education Services? The First Steps.

Mark Baron and Sue Linehan of SSEPAC have prepared a flow chart and timeline for the IEP process. It is downloadable in either Adobe Acrobat (pdf) form or as a PowerPoint presentation. This is the updated version of February 2002

Parent Professional Advocacy League (PAL)Boston800/537-0446
 NorwoodCarol Grimm
Developmenal Disabilities CouncilBoston617/727-6374
Office for Civil Rights EducationBoston617/223-9692
Tourette Syndrome AssociationNatick508/767-1010
Office on DisabilitiesBoston800/322-2020
Massachusetts Down Syndrome CongressMelrose800/664-6372
Center for Public Representation
Statewide assistance low cost service
246 Walnut St.
Newton, MA 02160
Children’s Law Center of MAP.O. Box 710
Lynn, MA 01903
Attention Deficit Information Network (AD-IN)
AD-IN is a non-profit organization which offers information and support to families, adults and professionals through a network of national  support group chapters. AD-IN serves as a community resource for those who work with individuals with AD/HD. They present conferences and workshops on current issues, research and treatments for AD/HD.
475 Hillside Ave.
Needham, MA 02194
National Info Center for Handicapped Children and Youth (NICHY)
A clearing house for special education and disability issues. The center provides publications on specific disabilities and refers individuals with disabilities to national support groups.
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
OC Foundation, Inc.
A foundation for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other related neurobiological disorders. Provides information, resources, data, support, research findings.
P.O. Box 70
Milford, CT 06460
Special Needs Advocacy Network
Provides listing of individuals who are in private practice as Special Education Advocates. Fees vary.
259 Jackson Street
Newton Centre, MA 02159
617/982-0002 X3
Learning Disabilities Association of Mass. (LDAM)1275 Main St.
Waltham, MA
781/891-5009 (T, W, Th 9AM-2PM)
The Learning Disabilities Network72 Sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Orton Dyslexia Society of New England, Area-Massachusetts and Williston, VTPine Ridge School
1075 Williston Rd.
Williston, VT 05495
local: 617/964-4485
MA Department of Education350 Main Street
Malden, MA
Federation for Children with Special Needs95 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic 800/221-4792