AAA Special Ed Advocate
Faith Morgan, BS Ed., MPP
126 Main St., #19
Watertown, MA 02471
(617) 393-3704; (617) 393-3704 (fax)
Email: fmorgan | at |
Parent Advocacy, Parent Coach, Special Education Advocate, Educational Consultant

A Bright IDEA Advocates
Tracey Morgan
1661 Massachusetts Avenue, #241
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 734-0419
Email: tracey | at |
Special Education Advocate SPED, parent coach. Affordable rates. Experience with behavior, out-of-district and residential. Training- Wrightslaw, COPAA-SEAT, FCSN, Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading. 25 years experience in conflict resolution.

A Consultant and an Advocate
Fran Perlman, M.Ed.
410 Boston Post Road, Suite 34
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-8546; (978) 443-5687 (fax)
Email: fkperlman | at |
Special Education advocacy and consulting with over 30 years experience. Combining experience and expertise in Special Education and Special Education Law.

A Shooting Star, LLC
Heather Locklear, MAT, BA
143 Shaker Road, Building E, Suite 203
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(860) 558-4674
Email: hlocklear | at |
Social Skills, School Readiness Groups, Parent Education and Support Groups, Consultation, Assessment, Tutoring for children with autism, sensory, speech-language and attention disorders.

A Step Ahead Advocacy
Gail Mackler
27 Fieldstone Drive
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 930-3163; (440) 337-6539 (fax)
Email: stepaheaded | at |
Compassionate, effective for all abilities, including; ADHD, ASD and emotional impairments Team meetings, IEP’s, Parental support and guidance, school placements. Federation trained and certified.

A+ Educational & Tutoring Services
Jennifer Clegg
479 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 457-5553
Email: cleggjennifer | at |
Serving the Educational Community by providing academic tutoring, educational planning, evaluation & assessment consultation and advocacy for parents and students of all ages and ability levels.

Brandon Herscovitch, M.S. BCBA
53 North Brookfield rd.
Spencer, MA 01562
(774) 249-8403
Email: bherscovitch | at |
ABACS, LLC offers behavior analysis services for those touched by autism or other developmental or behavioral disorders. Consultation and direct therapy overseen by a BCBA.

Christa Abbott, M.Ed.
332 Washington Street, Suite 380
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 237-4194; (978) 460-0977
Email: Christa | at |
Learning specialist providing academic support, organizational/executive function coaching, reading instruction, and test preparation. Experienced with ADD/ADHD, autistic spectrum, and behavioral issues.

ABLS – Applied Behavioral Learning Services
Mariela Vargas, PsyD, BCBA
Integrated Center for Child Development
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
(781) 619-1515; (781) 619-1509 (fax)
Email: cavila | at |
Individualized in-home or school programs to teach communication,social and self-care skills,higher level executive control skills,Saturday Enrichment Programs foster academic and social readiness.

Above and Beyond Advocacy
Lynne Castino
PO Box 80603
Dartmouth, MA 02748
(508) 985-3956
Email: lmccmw | at |
Providing special education advocacy for Southcoast Massachusetts. FCSN Trained, 18 years experience, NAPSEA member and founder.

Academic Solutions
Emily Katz Williamson, M.Ed.
45 Hilltop Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 817-4961; (617) 795-0464 (fax)
Email: emilywilliamson | at |
Consulting and advocacy services with expertise in SPED law, compliance, programming, and pedagogy and an emphasis on student independence, self-advocacy, and high levels of achievement.

Access to Education
Jessica Neville
386 Farrwood Drive
Bradford, MA 01835
(617) 686-9175
Email: jessica | at |
Special Education advocate for students in grades K-12. Over 7 years of experience. Specializing in IEPs, 504 plans, outside placement, and mediation.

ACCESS! Education Consulting
Christine H. Barrington
94 Park Terrace Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 903-4252
Email: accessedtoday | at |
Offering a Wide Variety of Affordable Child-Centered Legal and Related Services from Attorneys, Advocates and Related Service Professionals

ACES Education Services-Advocacy, Consulting
Mary Jane Taglieri
220 Humphrey Street, Unit 201
Marblehead, MA 01945
(978) 979-0845
Email: acesedu | at |
Special Education Advocacy, review of records, help through special education process, IEP and 504 Planning,attending meetings, transition age and college planning, all disabilities, learning issues, and behavioral, social/emotional disabilities covered.

Carl Burridge
131 Seven Star Rd.
Groveland, MA 01834
(978) 372-2535
Email: carlburridge | at |
Advocacy, IEP meeting, mediation and hearings.

Advantage Kids, Inc.
Adrienne Nazzaro
42 Brookview Rd.
Boxford, MA 01921
(978) 502-4499
Email: a.nazzaro | at |
Advantage kids, inc. provides educational assessment and advocacy by designing batteries of tests that identify individual children’s learning strengths and areas of difficulty.

Advocacy Associates
Noreen Quinn Curran
68 Leonard St.
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 489-2745
Email: nqcurran | at |
Advocacy: all disabilities, including complex, multiple areas of need. Team meetings, Mediations, Pre-Hearing Conferences. Consultations, Dispute Resolution. 35 years experience. Sliding fee scale – $60-$90

Advocacy Collaboratives of the North Shore
Deb Pacheco
1 Gee Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 879-7046
Email: goldilocksdeb | at |
FCSN trained. Board of Directors NAMI Cape Ann. SPAN member. Certified Early Interventionist. Specialize in Behavioral Health Issues, ADHD. Experience with all special Ed.

Advocacy Consulting For All
Matti Kaminsky, PhD
P O Box 35672
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 987-8088; (617) 827-6159
Email: matti.kaminsky | at |
Psychologist and FCSN trained. Specializes in dyslexia and other learning and emotional/behavioral difficulties. Experienced in reading psychological reports and developing effective IEP’s.

Advocacy l Consultation l Solutions
Andrew Lavash, M.Ed., M.Ed., MAT, Director
27 Lakeshore Drive
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 435-9009; (508) 497-9111 (fax)
Email: andrew | at |
Former Special Education director/teacher providing comprehensive advocacy, consultation and support services – all disabilities/ages. Fourteen years of experience supporting students with disabilities.

Advocacy Consulting Services 
Advocacy Consulting Service
Pam Fitzgerald
202 Brewer Street
Northboro, MA 01532
(508) 269-2032; (508) 393-1906 (fax)
Email: danielsmom94 | at |
Experienced professional specializing in negotiation, Team meetings, IEP’s. Autism Spectrum, all LD’s, Dyslexia, NVLD, Mood, emotional & anxiety Disorder, Hearing Impaired, Sensory issues. FCSN trained, MS.

Advocacy For All
Melissa Doherty
1 Windswept Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 685-8661
Email: lissa1134 | at |
Advocacy For All is a Educational Advocacy organization that provides guidance and professional support to families and their children about to enter, or already in the 504 and Special Education process.

Advocacy for Less
Beatriz D.R. Kouracles
6 Liberty Lane
Rehoboth, MA 02769
(508) 557-1192
Email: bkouracles | at |
With +10 years experience in Consultation and training with FCSN and other collateral institutes. Serving Southern Massachusetts. Speak spanish and Italian, specialize in Autism.

Advocacy for Special Kids
Maureen Finaldi, M.S.
167 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 733-9050
Email: http://www.advocacyforspecialkids | at |
Special Education Advocacy/consultation. Attend IEP meetings, resolution sessions, letter writing, training for parents and agencies.

Advocacy Plus
Pamella Hettwer
30 Margerie Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 747-1136
Email: advocplus | at |
Educational advocacy /referral services for students with special needs. Speciality in providing extensive information and networking for those with Epilepsy. Former special education teacher and behavioral specialist with over 15 years experience.

Advocacy Services for “Our Special Kids”
Carolyn Beltran
41 DeCarolis Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(781) 724-9512
Email: ourspecialkids | at |
Working with families to guide them through the special education process. To educate, support, and empower parents so their child can reach their maximum potential.

Advocacy You Can Trust
Bridget Willis
39 Bay Farm Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 922-2443
Email: bridgetwillis | at |
Educational Advocate; Serving the South Shore & Cape Cod Area; Specializing in ASD,ADHD, Mitochondrial Disease & the Medically Complex.

The Advocate
Special Education Advocacy Services for Families
Lynne Carlson-LeFort, MBA
294 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
(508) 835-1188; (508) 835-1187 (fax)
Email: theadvocate1 | at |
Since 1990. A highly-experienced group practice servicing all needs. FCSN certified consultants and trainers. Reasonable rates. Consultations, meetings, mediation, resolution. Don’t settle for less than the best!

Advocate For Education
Antonia Shea
P.O. Box 1033
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 729-1474; (781) 729-2663 (fax)
Email: advocateforeducation | at |
Experienced in IEP meetings/development, mediation, ADHD, NVLD, social/emotional disabilities. Travel within an hour of the Winchester area.

Advocate For My Child
Betsy Cooke
33 Commercial Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 395-6000
Email: Betsy | at |
Advocate / Educational Consultant in SPED process: Assessments, IEP, 504, IEE, team meetings, observations. 20+ years certified Teacher & Reading Specialist with Masters. FCSN trained. Will travel 1 hour.

Advocate Services
Robert Augustine
67 William Street
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 801-8840; (774) 289-2001; (508) 567-6853 (fax)
Email: C766Advoc | at |
Team Meetings, Mediation, Due Process Hearings; Education: Harvard University

Gayle R. Greene
7 Bridle Path
Ashburnham, MA 01430
(978) 827-5602; (978) 827-5602 (fax)
Email: advocatesplus123 | at |
Expert, professional consultation and advocacy services for students with special needs. All disabilities represented. Fifteen years experience. Reasonable rates.

Advocacy for Special Kids, LLC
25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 200
Braintree, MA  02061
(781) 930-3482 x 313

All Cape Education Advocate
Heather Black
6 Carleton Drive
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 280-8668
Email: ACEAdvocates | at |
Work collaberatively with parents to strategize & implement individualized education plans for kids with learning challenges, attend meetings, offer extensive parent “Tool Kit” detailed for exceptional record keeping.

All Cape Advocates
Susan L. Ashe
P.O. Box 611
Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 771-9585
Email: dmashe6 | at |
Former Special Education teacher, Federation For Children With Special Needs trained. All ages and disabilities. IEP development and TEAM meetings.

All Out Adventures, Inc.
Sue Tracy
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 316
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 527-8980
Email: info | at |
Inclusive year-round outdoor recreation for people of all ages with and without disabilities. Adaptive activities include hiking, kayaking, cyling, camping, skiing and skating.

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7600; (212) 502-7662 (TTY)
Email: afbinfo | at |

Andover – My Educational Advocate
Rhonda Page
15 Harding Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 994-3101
“Every Child Wants to Learn”. Educational Advocacy for families with student’s experiencing challenges in school. 30 years experience as SPED administrator.

Jennifer L. Andrade, Esq.
Attorney at Law
280 Summer Street, Suite M300
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 367-2199
Email: JAndrade | at |
Special Education Attorney providing comprehensive representation to children: IEP’s, team meetings, Bureau of Special Education Appeals, mediation, Spedex, behavior issues, bullying, harassment, suspension and expulsion.

Appleseed Educational Advocacy 
Teri Bisbee
200 Pleasant Street
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 227-5328
Email: tbadv | at |
Representing families in all aspects of special education, from early intervention to transition. Educating parents to help them help their children. IEP meetings to mediation.

The Arc of Greater Plymouth
Roger Monty
10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 208
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 732-9292; (508) 732-9229 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Providing services and supports in employment services, supported living, family support, PCA and respite to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the Plmouth area.

The Arc of Northern Bristol County
Michael Andrade, President CEO
141 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 226-1445; (508) 226-1476 (fax)
Email: info | at |

Arc Massachusetts 
217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 891-6270
Email: advocate | at |

Architects For Learning
Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.
160 Gould Street, Suite 203
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(781) 235-8412; (781) 235-8413 (fax)
Email: bsinger | at |
Multi-disciplinary academic and learning support services for students in preschool through college. Our vision is that all students see themselves as whole and capable.

Jennifer Currant
22 Woburn Street, Ste. 21
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-6600
Email: jennifer | at |
Providing clinical art therapy services for children, adolescents and families. Specializing in art assessment, creative expression, family communication, self-esteem issues, and adjustment difficulties.

Asperger’s Association of New England
1301 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 527-2894; (617)332-4521 (fax)
Email: info | at |

Associated Advocacy Center-Visions for the Future
Toni Saunders-E.D.
24 Widow Coombs Walk
Sandwich, MA 02563
42 Seaverns Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(508) 420-4356; (508) 419-1422 (fax)
Email: toni | at |
Culturally sensitive educational and court advocacy, trainings, programs and community organizing for parents and their children with special needs. Sliding scale for free/reduced lunch.

Attleboro Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Rebecca Dean
ASEPAC c/o Attleboro High School
100 Rathbun Willard Dr
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 222-0012 ext. 444
Promoting a network of parents of children with special education needs, and provide opportunity to share information. Provide information workshops to parents, educators, students and professionals.

Susan Atwood, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
450 N. Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 724-1189
Psychologist in private practice providing diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy, and counseling to adults, children, teens and families.

Autism Center of the South Shore 
P.O. Box 692382, Quincy, MA 02269-2382
(800) 482-5788

Autism Speaks – New England Chapter
Melody Horgan
85 School Street #100
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-1225; (617) 924-3311 (fax)
Email: mhorgan | at |
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.

Autism Spectrum Advocacy 
PO Box 122
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 625-2209
Email: info | at |
Stephanie LeBlanc, Cheryl Temple, Debra Wasilauski, M. Ed. Using our unique group advocacy model, Autism Spectrum Advocacy offers comprehensive advocacy services to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Autism Support Center
Contact: Gail M. Kastorf, Director
6 Southside Road
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-9135; (978) 762-3980
Provides information, referral, extensive library, parent groups and parent and professional training regarding autism spectrum disorders.

Jill Balboni, LP.D., LMHC, LRC
27 Liberty St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(617) 504-4696
Email: Jillbalboni | at |
The Jill Balboni Group, featuring Jill and her multidisciplinary team of experts, offers a full spectrum of counseling and advocacy services.

Philomena A. Barboza, Esq.
Attorney at Law
155 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 536-3115; (508) 536-3222 (fax)
Email: attorneybarboza | at |
Philomena A. Baboza is dedicated attorney providing clients with legal representation that is aggressive, compassionate and affordable. Attorney Barboza has over 20 years experience in family law, guardianships, special education law, special needs trusts.

James M. Baron, Esq., M.Ed.
Attorney at Law
9 Spring Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 209-1166; (781) 795-1591 (fax)
Email: jbaron | at |
Legal representation and guidance for all special education issues, from Team meetings to due process hearings. Special Needs Estate Planning. Personal and professional experience as education advocate / attorney.

BayCove Human Services / Parent Support 
Margaret Nixon
66 Canal St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 371-3125; (617) 371-3155; (617) 371-3075 (fax)
Email: mnixon | at |
Free ongoing support groups,workshops, advocacy,and educational supports for parents of children and teens with mental/emotional disabilities.

Derek M. Beaulieu, Esq.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 60452
Longmeadow, MA 01116
(413) 636-9157
Email: DBeaul1444 | at |
Attorney with over ten years experience handling Autism cases, Langusge Based LD, Disciplinary cases, and various other disabilities. Discrete advocacy and consultations available.

Behavior Associates
Elizabeth Schimmelmann, M.Ed
6 Robbins Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(508) 254-5076; (508) 249-6827 (fax)
Email: behaviorassociates | at |
Providing IEP consultation, behavioral intervention programs, social skills, tutoring, and ABA, for individuals with autism and other challenging behaviors of all age levels.

Behavioral Connections, llc
16 Sconticut Neck Rd #206
Fairhaven, MA 02719
(508) 444-6530; (917) 698-3194
Email: Importantstuff | at |
Behavioral Connections provides intensive intervention services to children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Autism, or Aspergers Syndrome).

Behavioral Counseling Center
Dr. Ellis H. Katz, Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider
7 Essex Green Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-5571
Email: DrKatz | at |
Humane application of behavioral and cognitive principles to help adolescents, children and families with anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, and phobias), mood (including depression and bipolar disorder), etc.

Berkshire County Educational Associates
Stacey Rossi
19 Pine Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 448-8474
Email: bcea-info | at |
BCEA provides comprehensive services for at-risk students and students with disabilities. Services include advocacy, counseling, independent evaluations, and other educational interventions.

Berkshire Hills Music Academy 
48 Woodbridge Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 540-9720; (413) 534-3875 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a private post-secondary school for young adults (18-30) with strong musical aptitude who have special educational needs due to learning or developmental disabilities.

Joan Beron, Esq.
Attorney at Law
90 Bridge Street, Suite 101
Newton, MA 02468
(508) 202-4805; (617) 395-6869 (fax)
Email: joan.beron | at |
Case evaluation, consultation and legal representation for special education, 504, bullying, student conduct and interagency disputes. Former BSEA Hearing Officer and Speech Therapist

Better Outcomes
Trish Orlovsky
62 Iroquois Road
Arlington, MA 02476
(339) 368-0463; (781) 641-0182 (fax)
Email: t_orlovsky | at |
Special Education Advocate and Parent Consultant, Federation Trained, member of SPAN and COPAA. Meticulous plan and IEP development–better plans for better outcomes.

Beyond Expectations Consulting 
Mary Fishman
1 Van Buskirk Way
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 477-5163; (508) 367-4733; (508) 477-2211 (fax)
Email: MCpecd | at |
Educational Advocate. Training includes FCSN and Wrights Law Workshops.

Susan W. Bibbins, M.A.
Behavioral Consultation and Training
77 Stanley Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 391-2940; (781) 439-1493
Email: susanbehave | at |
Behavioral consultation and training to parents, and professionals, in-home and classroom/educational program. Thirteen years experience in working with children with and without special needs.

BJR Special Education Advocacy
Barbara J. Rich
104 Mill Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-3751; (508) 397-6505; (978) 448-3751 (fax)
Email: barbararich | at |
Mature, respectful, student-centered advocacy by former Director of Special Education – Professional, solution-focused bridge-building between family and school- Serving MA and southern NH.

Mary Norton Bobrowski, Esq. 
Attorney at Law
McKiernan, Thompson & Millea
243 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 223-1400; (401) 223-1401 (fax)
Email: mbobrowski | at |
Attorney with MA in Education and 14 years experience as Special Needs Teacher and Diagnostician in public schools. Licensed in RI and MA. Representing children and their families.

Boston ABA Inc
Neill Dorn
464 Common Street, Suite 106
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 272-0212
Email: info | at |
Boston ABA provides educational, behavioral and consulting services to children, families and school districts. Boston ABA also runs an inclusive summer program for children with a wide range of abilities.

Boston Educational Specialists
Debbie Moss
308 Boston Ave #31
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 350-5500; (617) 529-3580
Email: debbiemossteach | at |
Certified Special Education teacher providing advocacy, consultation and tutoring – all disabilities/ages.FCSN Trained.

Boston Speech, Language, & Literacy Services
Caroline Legor
18 Clifton St
Malden, MA 02148
(617) 448-6290; (617) 830-0268 (fax)
Email: Caroline | at |
Boston SLP specializes in evaluating children with suspected dyslexia. Areas assessed: speech, language, reading, writing, and spelling. Bilingual (English/Spanish) evaluations available. Assessment at your home.

Bowden Associates
David Bowden
1167 Ashley Boulevard, Suite 4
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 995-5200; (508) 995-5233 (fax)
Email: bowdenassociates | at |
Provide consultation and advocacy for students with special needs; Licensed counseling and behavior mod. therapy for children and families.

Tonya Boyce, Advocate
P.O. Box 446
West Groton, MA 01472
(978) 448-1266
Email: abc123tonyab | at |
Currently working with Attorney Stephen Bing (Bolton, MA) helping families to secure appropriate special education services for their children.

Brandon School & Residential Treatment Center
Rebecca Porter
27 Winter Street
Natick, MA 01750
(508) 655-6400; (508) 650-9431 (fax)
Email: rporter | at |
SPED day school, residential care, assessment services, specialized treatment, hospital diversion / step-down. Comprehensive clinical & case management services. Brandon is a positive place where boys with complex emotional, behavioral & learning needs succeed.

Brain Balance Achievement Center of West Springfield
Dr. Megan Hudson
1472 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 737-5437; (413) 737-5438 (fax)
We are a drug-free, brain-based afterschool learning center serving kids in New England (ages 4-17) with learning/neurobehavioral disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s and dyslexia.

The Bridge Center
Jenn Harber, Exec. Director
470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
(508) 697-7557; (508) 697-1529 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Offering camp and year round opportunities to children and young adults regardless of the nature or severity of their disability. Also offering therapeutic horse back riding and other skills development opportunities.

Stanley A. Brooks, Esq.
Attorney at Law
20 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 235-9777; (781) 235-4199 (fax)
Email: sabrookslaw | at |
Special Education Advocacy and legal representation to families of children with special needs – IEPs, 504s, Team Meetings and more, including Special Needs Estate Planning.

Janet Burt
790 Turnpike St., Suite 202
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 557-0052
Attorney/parent advocate

Cambridge Special Ed. Parent Advisory Council 
Maureen Manning
26 Arlington St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 497-2225
Email: mo.maureenmanning | at |
Our mission is to provide a parent-to-parent network and a parent-to-school system network for communication on matters relating to the education of our children with disabilities.

Cape Cod Advocacy Center
Janet L. Duncan
P.O. Box 1614
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
(508) 524-4468; (508) 540-1827 (fax)
Email: Janet | at |
10+ years professional experience in 25+ districts for 300+ students. Expertise with emotional/social/behavioral disabilities, disciplinary issues, ADHD. Wrightslaw, FCSN & MA DESE trained. SPAN Member.

Cape Cod Advocate
Tina Qvarnstrom
P.O. Box 1614
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
(508) 776-5484; (508) 613-7627 (fax)
Email: tina | at |
Educational advocacy for students with all types of disabilities. FCSN Trained; Assessment,Eligibility,IEP Development, Team Meetings and Mediation. Barnstable, Plymouth & Bristol Counties.

Cape Cod Neuropsychology
Mary Acunzo, Ph.D
68 Tupper Rd. Suite 8
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-6869; (508) 888-5994 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Neuropsychological Evaluations and Assessments for Cape Cod and New England. Twenty years of experience working with children and families. Accepts most insurances.

Cape Tutoring Solutions
Joan T. Loncich
40 Deerfield Road
Osterville, MA 02655
(508) 428-7641
Email: Jloncich | at |
Comprehensive reading and writing instruction designed to meet student’s individual needs. Wilson Reading & Language certified.

Career and Technical Education
Department of Education
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
(781) 388-3000; (781) 338-3905

The Carroll School
25 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8342

Sangeeta Dey, Psy.D.
98 Nut Meadow Xing
Concord, MA 01742
(781) 652-9594; (781) 652-9557 (fax)
Email: sdey | at |
We provide neuropsychological and developmental evaluation and consultation for preschool and school aged children with developmental delays, attentional problems, and learning disorders due to various conditions such as PDD, Genetic & Metabolic Disorders.

Center for Children With Special Needs (CCSN) 
Sandra Pelton/Cathy Mason
Tufts-New England Medical Center CCSN
750 Washington St. #334
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-8009; (617) 636-4832; (617) 636-5621 (fax)
Email: spelton | at |
The CCSN provides innovative, caring and comprehensive evaluation/consulatative services to children with developmental, neurological, learning and behavioral disorders.

The Center for Children with Special Needs of Mass
Andrea Brandeis & Marjorie Walsh
534 Main Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
(781) 331-5437
Email: andreabrandeis | at |
As advocates, we inform, educate, empower, provide and teach effective communication, navigate process, clarity, understanding, support and guidance. Federation, SEAT and Wrightslaw trained and experienced.

Centers for Academic Success, LLC
Frank Markiewicz
26 So. Main Street #239
Concord, NH 03301
(978) 226-1700; (978) 116-1149 (fax)
Email: frankm | at |
Centers for Academic Success (“CAS”) is a privately owned and operated educational organization committed to advancing educational skills for students and providing educational support to parents and their children.

Central Massachusetts Advocacy
Kate Wirtz
59 Hubbardston Road
Templeton, MA 01468
(978) 939-8224
Email: kwirtz1 | at |
FCSN trained advocate,paralegal. Will provide consultation, case review,advocacy, attend IEP meetings, mediation, hearing preparation.

CHADD Greater Boston 
(617) 298-2917

CHADD Southern Massachusetts
Fall River
(401) 835-8044

Ellen M. Chambers, MBA
141 River Road
Pepperell, MA 01463
(978) 433-5983
Email: emchambers | at |
Special education advocacy services and trainings since 1997. Awards: National COPAA Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Educational Advocacy; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice Award.

Lucie Chansky
Special Education Advocate
259 Jackson St
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 244-7310; (617) 965-7310; (617) 965-7310 (fax)
Email: luciec | at |
Special education advocate serving all disabilities, west of Boston suburbs only. Many years of experience, low rates.

Chatterboxes Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology
Megan Rozantes
10 Langley Road; Suite 305
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 969-8255
Email: megan | at |
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology private practice located in the heart of Newton Centre. Our highly experienced speech-language pathologists focus on the assessment and treatment of children dealing with communication disorders.

Child & Adolescent Services 
Department of Mental Health
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-8086
Email: joan.mikula | at |

Child Care Health Consultation Services
11 Tamarac Drive
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 521-2616
Email: shanyntoulouse | at |
Most child care centers do not have nurses or doctors. I am available to help parents and child care staff develop plans of care so children can be healthy and safe in a child care setting.

Child Development Network, LLC
Janine Stasior, PhD, MS, ABPdN
76 Bedford Street, Suite 12
Lexingon, MA 02420
(781) 861-6655; (781) 861-6654 (fax)
Email: JStasior | at |
The Child Development Network (CDN) is an inter-disciplinary team of pediatric health care providers who provide evaluations and ongoing care for children, teens and their parents.

Child & Family Psychological Services, Inc.
Timothy A. Martin, Ph.D.
89 Access Road, Unit 24
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 551-0999; (781) 551-3396 (fax)
Email: TMartin | at |
CFPS is a multi-disciplinary practice offering a full range of outpatient mental health services, including: neuropsychological, psychiatric, psychological, educational, intelligence, achievement, developmental, and forensic evaluations.

Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
PO Box 710
298 Union Street
Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 581-1977; (888) kidlaw8; (781) 598-9364 (fax)
Email: a.echandi | at |
Private, non-profit, legal advocacy and resource center providing direct representation to low-income children in Eastern MA, and technical assistance and training to lay and professional communities throughout New England.

CIP Berkshire
40 Main St, Suite 3
Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-2576; (413) 243-3351 (fax)
Email: admissions | at |
Full-year post-secondary program offer unique academic, social, career and life skills support for young adults with Autism, ADHD and other Learning Differences.

Client Assistance Program 
Massachusetts Office on Disability
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7440; (800) 322-2020 (In MA)
E-mail barbara.lybarger | at |

ClubZ In-Home Tutoring
Andy Durham, Area Director
74 Forest Ave.
Cohasset, MA 02025
(866) 383-1277
Email: adurham | at |
Affordable In-Home Tutoring Services, PreK – Adult, All Subjects, Long Term Contracts Not Necessary, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Weymouth, Rockland, Holbrook, Abington & Hull areas.

COLE, Inc. – Laura L. Turley, MA
42 Tower Avenue
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 277-1146
Email: llgehring | at |
Autism Spectrum Disorders/Special Needs Consulting, Therapy, Training, Staff Supervision, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Picture Exchange Communication, Floortime, Verbal Behavior, Social Skills and Community Skills Training.

Andrea Collins & Judith Parrella
27 Newbury St.
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 286-6530; (781) 289-3333
Email: Andrea.Collins | at |
Email: Judithparr | at |
Providing educational advocacy services. FCSN trained! Accept most disabilities. Call to discuss your issues. Reasonable rates.

Laurel Collins, Special Education Advocacy and Consultation
6 Munroe Street
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 308-4577; (781) 933-3038 (fax)
Email: laurel930 | at |
Comprehensive, compassionate and experienced special education advocacy with a concentration in children with autism and those turning 3.

Commonwealth Learning Center – Danvers
Shadi Tayarani, M.Ed
130 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-0094; (978) 774-1169 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Offering one-to-one, individualized instruction in all subjects, K-Adult. Special programs for those with LD. Educational, psychological, and speech and language assessments available.

Commonwealth Learning Center – Needham
Cecile Selwyn, M.Ed Ed.S
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6
Needham, MA 02494
(781) 444-5193; (781) 444-6916 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Offering one-to-one, individualized instruction in all subjects, K-Adult. Special programs for those with LD. Educational, psychological, and speech and language assessments available.

Community Autism Resources
Jan Randall
2315 Grand Army Highway
Swansea, MA 02777
(508) 379-0371
Email: janrandall | at |
We provide free information, referrals, services and private appointments for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum, their families and the professionals who assist them.

Community Care Services, Inc. 
70 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Community Care Services has provided education advocacy and consultation for over 25 years. Our team of consultants work together, sharing their expertise to empower parents.

  • Kathleen Auger-Savino
    (508) 822-8637 ext 282; (508) 822-8648 (fax)
    Email: kauger | at |
  • Patricia Cunningham
    (508) 822-8637 ext 315; (508) 822-8648 (fax)
    Email: pcunningham | at |
  • Barbara Silva
    (508) 822-8637 ext 351; (508) 822-8648 (fax)
    Email: bsilva | at |

Community Parent Resource Center (Serving city of Boston)
1472 Tremont Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
(617) 445-3191
Email: c.spinkston.urbanpride | at |

Community Resources for People with Autism
116 Pleasant St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-2428
Email: crautism | at |
Serving families with children with autism in western MA.

Connections Child and Adolescent Group Program
120 School Street
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 863-5555; (617) 895-0011 (fax)
Email: connectionscagp | at |
Social-emotional development groups for children and adolescents, whose social abilities are affected by mood disorders, ADHD, mild Autism Spectrum Disorders, or other learning or behavioral challenges.

Corey Consulting Services
Melinda M. Corey
P.O. Box 807
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 309-8039
Email: coreyconsultingservices | at |
“Empowering Parents, Improving Educational Outcomes” – I provide parent education and advocacy for the North Shore. Specializing in autism and the transition at age three. Se habla espanol.

Cornerstones of Hope, LLC
Pamela Wordsworth
501 Belmont Avenue, Second Floor
Springfield, MA 01108
(413) 736-2338
Email: cofhope1 | at |
Providing Special Education Advocacy, education & support for families. We work with families to get the best services for their child. C of Hope works with all ages and specializes in mental health issues/disabilities…

Robert K. Crabtree, Esq.
Attorney at Law
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-7031; (617) 367-2988 (fax)
Email: rcrabtree | at |
I’ve represented parents of children with disabilities in disputes with LEAs for over 25 years and have lectured and written extensively about sped issues and advocacy.

Ann V. Crowley, Esq.
Attorney at Law
81 Washington Street, Suite 309
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 921 5656
Email: avcesq | at |
I help parents and children in Special Education, CHINS, Adoption, family law Guardianship, DCF. interest in Aspergers and FAS. Attorney for 32 years.

Crystal Springs School
Dennis Farias
38 Narrows Rd.
P.O. Box 372
Assonet, MA 02702
(508) 644-3101; (508) 644-2008 (fax)
Email: dfarias | at |
Crystal Springs provides individualized programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities while embracing and nurturing each person’s pursuit of growth, independence, dignity and choice.

Elizabeth Cushinsky, MBA, Advocate
3 Bessom Street #216
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 704-4843; (781) 639-2733 (fax)
Email: ecadvocacy | at |
Federation for Children with Special Needs trained. All disabilities. Review IEP/504, testing and documentation, develop strategy, attend TEAM meetings.

da Vinci Learning Center
Aimee Yermish, PsyD
mailing: 30 Carriage Ln
Stow, MA 01775
office: 14 Red Acre Rd #3
Stow, MA 01775
(978) 461-4815
Email: aimee | at |
Clinical psychologist, educational therapist, former classroom teacher; providing assessment, therapy, coaching, consultation, and advocacy; for gifted and twice-exceptional kids, adolescents, adults, and families.

Leslie Davies, Esq.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 5108
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 816-1642; (508) 651-0239 (fax)
Email: LDaviesLaw | at |
Attorney who can guide parents through the IEP process effectively, preserve the parent-school working relationship, and build a solid BSEA case at every step.

Wayne M. DeMello, Esq.
Attorney at Law
14D Seven Springs Lane
Post Office Box 32
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 365-1460; (781) 365-0424 (fax)
Email: wmd | at |
Practice Areas: Special Education/IDEA, Section 504/Accommodations. Attorney DeMello is a parent of a child with autism and a child with ADHD.

Dental Hygiene Services of MA
Carly White
256 Maple Street Floor 1
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 441-8706; (866) 531-8561 (fax)
Email: dhsofma | at |
Concierge dental hygiene services for the home bound medically compromised, or those who need assistance from a device or another individual to leave their home.

Department of Mental Health 
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-8123

Department of Mental Retardation 
500 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 727-5608

Leslie Deutchman, MS
285 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 839-3707
Email: | at |
ABA/Verbal behavior model consulting. Development and implementation of programs for children and adolescents with autism, developmental disabilities, behavior problems, learning disabilities. Home and school based.

Developmental Consultation
Lisa Mandelblatt, OTR/L, MPH
7 Hartwell Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 388-7439
Email: onsite_ot | at |
Occupational Therapy services provided in your child’s home, school or other community-based location. Expertise in International Adoption, Sensory Integration, Visual-Perceptual and Coordination Disorders.

Sangeeta Dey, Psy.D.
594 Marrett Road, Suite 22
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 652-9594; (781) 652-9557 (fax)
Email: | at |
Neuropsychological and Developmental Evaluations and School Consultations

Diagnostic Testing 1-2-3
K Birner, K Reynolds, E Gilmore
Topsfield, MA 01983
(978) 359-0053
Email: diagnostictesting123 | at |
Demystifying the Special Education Process. Testing, Consultation, Evaluation, Clinical Tutorials, Observation, Public and Independent School Consulting, Educator Instruction.

Disability Law Center, Inc.
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-8455; (800) 872-9992; (617) 227-9464 (TTY); (800) 381-0577 (TTY)
Email: mail | at |

Cynthia DiStefano, Advocate for Children with Special Needs 
12 Binney Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 474-0052
Email: spedadvocate71b | at |
Special education advocate specializing in dyslexia and ADHD in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore areas. Will provide help with other disabilities as well.

Division for Children with Special Health Care Needs 
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
(617) 624-5959
Email: cheryl.bushnell | at |

Dore Achievement Centers
Deirdre Donchian
75 Second Ave, Suite 360
Needham, MA 02494
(617) 842-0179
Email: Deirdre.Donchian | at |
The Dore Program is a home based, clinically proven, medication-free, permanent solution for AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger’s and other learning differences. Discover Dore, developing skills for life.

Dore at The Hallowell Center
Christine Robinson
142 North Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 287-9570 Ext. 100
Email: christine.robinson | at |
The Dore Program is a home based, clinically proven, medication-free, permanent solution for AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger’s and other learning differences. Discover Dore, developing skills for life.

Michael F. Dorsey, Ph.D., BCBA
Dorsey & Associates
16 Priest Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 789-5061; (508) 256-7745 (fax)
Email: mfdorsey | at |
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years experience completing Educational Evaluations.

* The Down Syndrome Resource Group of Western Massachusetts
Jason Dorval, Vice President
243 King Street, Suite 248
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-8196, (800) 337-7791; (413) 582-9098
Email: info | at |
We provide comprehensive resources to families, individuals, and professionals with an interest in Down syndrome throughout Western Massachusetts including advocacy, support, and educational workshops.

Roberta Mann Driscoll, Esq.
Attorney at Law
505 Waltham Street, Ste. 6
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 558-1818; (617) 304-5513; (617) 558-1819 (fax)
Email: rmdesq | at |
Law firm specializing in child welfare and educational advocacy, including DSS involvement; educational assessments and the IEP process; child custody, guardianship, and support issues.

Jennie DunKley
JDK Communications
9 Meetinghouse Lane
South Easton, MA 02375
(508) 230-7357; (508) 230-7363 (fax)
Email: jdk | at |
Special Education Family Consultant and Child Advocacy, providing services to families throughout the Special Education process.

Eagleton School
Becky Mitchell
446 Monterey Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-4385; (413) 528-6377 (fax)
Email: bmitchell | at |
Private residential treatment facility for boys ages 9 to 22. Specialize in Autism, Asperger’s, Pervasive Development Disorder, Communication/Cognitive Delays, and Behavior/Emotional/Learning Disorders.

Easter Seals Massachusetts (Assistive technology, recreation, and therapy)
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 757-2756

Educating for Life
Miriam Biurci Scrivener
8 Yoke Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324
(508) 279-1033; (508) 846-8211
Email: miriamscrivener | at |
Advocacy services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 5 to 15. Trained by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Bilingual (Spanish and English).

Educational Advocacy and Consulting Services, Inc. 
Rachel Wilson
P.O. Box 309
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 369-1394; (781) 369-1002 (fax)
Email: wilson.rachel | at |
Provide educational advocacy services to families in the Boston area.

Educational Advocacy Solutions
Sue Terzakis
1 Atwood Lane
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 686-3212
Email: sterzakis | at |
Represent families in all aspects of special education from IEP meetings to mediation. Specialize in dyslexia/language based LD’s, Autism/PDD-NOS, NLD, ADHD, LD’s and Anxiety Disorders. K-12 and Early Intervention/turning 3.

Educational Advocates
Laurie Sorota, M. Ed.
10 Carmel Road
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 470-4752
Email: LSorota | at |
Providing special education advocacy/consultation services for areas north of Boston, including the Merrimack Valley and the seacoast community. Will work with all disabilities and ages.

Educational Advocates & Consulting Services, Inc.
Susan Ankeles Wilchins
27 Water Street, Suite 314
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 224-0007; (617) 901-9960; (781) 224-0007 (fax)
Email: EducationalAdvocates | at |
Advocating for children with special needs, assisting parents with understanding the IEP process to ensure an appropriate education, overseeing and monitoring the continuum of care.

Educational Advocates of SE Massachusetts
Chair: Pamella Hettwer
30 Margerie Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 747- 1136
Email: advocplus | at |
Small non-profit professional organization designed specifically for Educational Advocates, Consultants and Agencies. Provide referral system amongst members who concentrate practice in Southeastern Ma./ Cape area. Expertise in all areas of educational services.

Educational Consultant
Shelly Greene, M.Ed.
79 Langdon Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 244-2350; (401) 339-0658; (617) 244-3797 (fax)
Email: shellygreene1 | at |
Educational Advocate – emotional, social, behavioral, learning, all types of differences, ten years experience, over 100 school districts, over 500 families, parent/teacher training, program evaluation.

Educational Consultants of New England, Inc.
Alex Michaels
460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 300
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 895-3200; (781) 895-3226 (fax)
Email: alex | at |
For students with Autism Spectrum, NLD, Anxiety, OCD, bipolar, ADD, Tourette’s, and related disorders we have a day school, summer camp, EI, home based services, consultation, and workshops.

Educational Consultation & Advocacy 
Ann Killion, BS Ed, MS, FCSN Trained
97 Willard Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 461-8728; (617) 571-0824; (781) 461-8729 (fax)
Email: akillio1 | at |
Educational Consulting, training, and advocacy for children with Special Needs. 20+ years as a MA K-8 certifed Teacher with training in Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome.

Educational Consults
Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD
54 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 879-5363
Email: mmgphd | at |
Dr. Macht-Greenberg combines psychology, child development and school advocacy to help families determine, develop, implement and monitor appropriate educational services for their children.

Educational Directions, Inc.
Eileen Antalek, Ed.D.
33 Lyman St. Suite 200
Westborough, MA 01581
73 Lexington St.
Newton, MA 02466
(508) 870-1515; (617) 964-0440; (508) 870-1505 (fax)
Email: eileen | at |
IECA consultant who provides consultation, assessment, educational evaluation, private school and college placement, and therapeutic placement for children, adolescents, and young adults.

Educational Directions, Inc.
Marilyn Engelman, Ph.D.
33 Lyman St. Suite 200
Westborough, MA 01581
73 Lexington St.
Newton, MA 02466
(508) 870-1515; (617) 964-0440; (508) 870-1505 (fax)
Email: mengelman | at |
IECA consultant who provides consultation, assessment, educational evaluation, private school and college placement, and therapeutic placement for children and young adults.

Educational Options, LLC
Renee L. Goldberg, Ed.D.
160 Fremont Street, Unit 414
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 304-9672; (617) 864-8864; (508) 304-9257 (fax)
Email: renee | at |
Comprehensive educational planning and placement services for students with LD, AD/HD and behavioral issues. Offices in Newton and Worcester.

Educational Solutions
Allison J. Traxler, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant
184 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-1888 ext. 7
Email: traxlered | at |
Educational Solutions offers independent educational evaluations in reading and writing, tutoring lessons for students preK-8 in reading and writing, consulting, advocacy, and parent workshops.

Educational Testing Resources
Cheryl B. Smith
163 North Main Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
(413) 687-2942
Email: schpsychsmith | at |
Licensed school psychologist providing psychological and educational testing and advocacy services.

Effective Advocacy
Theresa Jackson
18 J Braden Thompson Rd
Forestdale, MA 02644
(607) 765-1930
Email: childadvocate22 | at |
I am a special education consultant and advocate. I have 17 years of Autism experience. I have worked and trained in NY and MA.

Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Programs and Services Office
540 Gallivan Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02124
(617) 506-6041; (888) 576-9996

Every Body Centered
Marykate Smith-Despres
44 Maple Street, Suite One
Danvers, MA 01923
(781) 913-8598
Email: mksmith-despres | at |
At Every Body Centered, traditional behavior therapy is combined with the flexibility of relationship-based learning. The art of yoga compliments the science of evidence-based practices.

Families and Adults Afflicted with Asperger’s Syndrome
P. O. Box 514
Centerville, MA 02632

Susan Fagan, Esq.
Attorney at Law
30 Second Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 491-4044; (617) 491-4045; (617) 491-1099 (fax)
Email: sffagan | at |
Special Education, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Civil Litigation

Family Advocacy
Nancy Reddish
12 Coventry Lane
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 697-7500; (978) 809-3134 (fax)
Email: Nreddish | at |
Helping parents navigate the special education maze. Celebrating 16 years of Advocacy. Representation at Team meetings and in all aspects of the special education process. Outplacement expertise. Web, Email and Phone conferencing also available.

Family TIES of Massachusetts
Mary Castro Summers, Director
MDPH-Donovan Health Bldg., 3rd Floor
5 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021
(800) 905-8437; (781) 774-6736; (781) 774-6618 (fax)
Email: mcsummers | at |
Statewide network for families of children with special needs, offering information and referrals, parent-to-parent support, and free trainings.

Federation for Children with Special Needs 
The Schrafft Center
529 Main St., Suite 1102
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 236-7210; (800) 331-0688; (617) 241-0330 (fax)
Email: mjerz | at |
The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and training to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.

Deborah B. Fencer, Educational Therapist (M.Ed. ET/P)
2 Canton St. A5
Stoughton, MA 02072
(781) 363-6223
Email: deb | at |
Assessment and individual therapy services for children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges due to dyslexia/literacy weaknesses, ADHD, Executive Function weakness, and Asperger’s Disorder.

First Signs, Inc.
Nancy Wiseman
P.O. Box 358
Merrimac, MA 01860
(978) 346-4380; (978) 346-4638 (fax)
Email: info | at |
First Signs is a national public awareness program to inform physicians and parents about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders and the importance of early identification and timely intervention.Erin Fitzgerald
Beth Foley-Cox LMFT, MA
375 Redemption Rock Trail
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-8132; (978) 422-8650 (fax)
Email: bfoleycox | at |
Individual and/or family therapy for children,teens and families Insurance accepted, private pay scale also avail. handicapped accessible.

Follow Your Art
Kristina Rodolico MA LMHC ATR
14 Sewall Woods Road
Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 665-5652
Email: info | at |
Creative art experiences honoring the artist in Everyone. Groups and individual sessions for children and adolescents foster creativity, self-awareness and healthy expression of emotions.

Fragile X LINKS Group of Eastern Massachusetts
Melissa & Eric Welin
63 Griswold Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 858-0392
Email: melissa | at |
A resource group, affiliated with the National Fragile X Foundation, that provides support to families affected by fragile X syndrome.

Fragile X Resource Center of Western Mass
106 West Street
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 584-1859
Email: frxrcofwmass | at |
Resource and support group for parents, siblings and relatives of those with Fragile X. We have awareness programs: outreach to community, colleges and schools.

Framingham Special Ed Parent Advisory Council
Cathryn S. Kaner-Taytslin
c/o 1257 Worcester Road, PMB 508
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-2110; (508) 558-7220; (508) 243-4945 (fax)
Email: info | at |
F-SEPAC is a parent-run, district-wide resources for parents/guardians who are concerned about the special needs of children in Framingham School District.

Eva M. Friedner – Speech/Language Pathologist
38 Sunset Drive
Milford, MA 01757
(508) 473-9460; (508) 488-6049 (fax)
Email: afriedner | at |
Private Practice providing diagnostics and treatment for children K-12 for disorders of articulation, receptive and expressive language – focusing on academic and social/pragmatic skills.

Full Spectrum Advocacy
Kimberly Baker
Lighthouse Place
11 Cape Drive, Suite 10
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 292-3134
Email: kbakeradvocate | at |
Special Education Advocacy and Consultation Services. Concentration in Autism Spectrum, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Transitional Age Youth. Compassionate, collaborative approach.

Futures Behavior Therapy Center 
100 Cummings Center Suite 151-B
Beverly, MA 01915
(617) 519-3374; (617) 519-3374
Email: futuresbtc | at |
Social skills program, in-center therapy and home therapy for children ages 2-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jane Gagen, Educational Consultant
36 Woodbury Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
(508) 612-8923
Email: janegagen1 | at |
Educational Consultant: I advocate for students with disabilities by assisting parents in navigating the world of special education to access educational rights for their children.

Wendy Gallien, Certified Wilson Level I Tutor
74 H. Foote Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(508) 434-0304
Email: wegallien q| at |
1:1 or small group reading skills tutoring. The Wilson Reading System is a highly-structured multisensory language program based on Orton-Gillingham principles and philosophy for teaching reading and spelling. The teaching plan is based on continuous assessment of the students’ needs.

Jennifer R. Gavin, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1330-1354 Beacon Street Suite 246
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 876-2631; (617) 232-1227 (fax)
Email: jgavin | at |
I specialize in the representation of children with learning disabilities, cognitive, emotional and social impairments which interrupt, complicate or otherwise influence their ability to make progress in school. I provide consultation, negotiation, and litigation services.

Christina Gentile, Esq.
Attorney at Law
400 Trade Center, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 670-3373; (781) 709-5446 (fax)
Email: christina | at |
Attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of special education law. Representing parents in reviewing IEPs, attending team meetings, and pursuing private placements.

Kristen George, M.Ed., Parent Consultant/Advocate
179 Tyler Steet
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 681-9116; (978) 420-5440
Email: kmg318 | at |
FCSN Trained Special Education Parent Consultant/Advocate. Serving Merrimack Valley and surrounding areas. Collaborate with parents to get the most out of special education experience.

Laura Gillis, Esq.
Attorney at Law
900 Cummings Park
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 338-6611; (978) 338-6612 (fax)
Email: LG | at |
Attorney and Mother of child on Autism Spectrum. IEP review, letter writing, TEAM meetings, Out of District Placement, BSEA Hearings and Mediations, school discipline.

Claudette-Jean Girard, Esq.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 278
Monson, MA 01057
(413) 626-3699; (413) 886-0200 (fax)
Email: attorneygirard | at |
Attorney/advocate providing advocacy and representation of children with special needs in western Massachusetts.

Heather Gold, P.C.
Attorney at Law
210 Humphrey Street, Suite 109
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 639-4104
Email: lawhg | at |

Beth K. Goldberg, Esq.
Attorney at Law
250 East Main Street, Suite 4
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-5504; (508) 285-6022 (fax)
Email: BethKGoldberg | at |
Attorney concentrating in: education law, special education, student disciplne, discrimination and CHINS. Experienced Master’s level special ed. teacher and social worker.

Michael R. Goldberg, Esq.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 598
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-1255; (781) 631-4819 (fax)
Email: mgoldberg | at |
Representing parents in special education matters as diverse as learning disabilities, disciplinary actions and health issues, including attendance at Team Meetings. Offices in Marblehead and Newton.

Golden Law Center
60 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 433-8665 Needham; (508) 429-3035 Metrowest; (781) 433-0132 (fax)
Email: eag | at |
Providing Greater Boston and Metrowest services in elder law, guardianship and conservatorship, estate planning for persons with disabilities and their families, and wills and trusts.

Denise R Goudreault, M. Ed., Wilson Reading Tutor
51 Village Woods Road
Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 835-0847
Email: brigoud | at |
Certified Wilson Reading Specialist with over 8 years of experience. Excellent references. School-based and at-home tutoring.

Charlotte Gray, In-home Floortime Therapist and Special Education Parent Consultant
20 Crowell St.
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 394-8416
Email: charlgray | at |
Providing in-home floortime therapy for children on the autism spectrum under the supervision of Dr. Karen Levine.

Greater Boston Arc
1505 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 783-3900

Mary W. Grimm M. Ed (Special Education)
P.O. Box 502
Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 456-9356; (978) 456-9356 (fax)
Email: mwgrimm | at |
Advocacy services in the metro and central Massachusetts area by certified special ed teacher with fifteen years experience in Advocacy, Federation trained, advocating for children of all disabilities.

Susan L. Haberman, M.Ed., Educational Consulting & Advocacy
60 Davidson Road
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 965-4175
Email: susan | at |
Advocacy, consulting, testing, Wilson Reading. Multiple diagnoses including LD, ASD, ADHD and psychiatric disorders. 18+ years in education.FCSN and Wilson trained. Serving Boston to MetroWest.

Matt Hanna, Esq.
Attorney at Law
411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 314
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 547-5599; (781) 547-5851 (fax)
I’m a special ed attorney in Massachusetts. I accept cases in Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties.

Healing Mothers and Children
Mary Kate Christie M.Ed
1 Tiffany Circle
Millbury, MA 01527
(508) 259-4665
Email: mkchristie | at |
Educator, 20 Years Experience, Reflex Integration, Brain Gym, Academic Tutoring, Children and Adults, Pay What You Can, No One Turned Away.

Healthy Kids: The Key to Basics
Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed.
79 Elmore Street
Newton, MA 02459-1137
(617) 965-9637; (617) 930-4327
Email: healthykids | at |
Planning for students preK – 12 with acute and chronic health conditions to coordinate health and educational needs; to reduce risk and disruption at school.

Heart Beats Music Therapy
76 Hastings St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 348-9731
Email: rustymaria | at |
Music therapy services for individuals with or without disabilities. Birth to elderly. The Individuals with Disabiities Act recognizes musc therapy as an allied service.

Deborah W. Hemdal, Esq.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 644
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(774) 239-2491
Email: dhemdal | at |
I have a small private practice specializing in representing parents in disputes with school districts.

Daniel T.S. Heffernan, Esq.
Attorney at Law
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-7031
Email: dheffernan | at |
Mr. Heffernan concentrates his law practice in special education, civil rights and personal injury. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Catherine Hickey, M. Ed., Advocacy
14 Baker St.
Foxboro, MA 02035
(774) 259-4380
Email: advocacych | at |
Sped Advocacy: will attend mtgs, navigate IEP/504 process, parent empowerment, specialize in anxiety related disorders; social/emotional disorders, transition to college, FCSN trained.

Home Modifications Loan Program for People with Disabilities
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
27 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210-1616
(617) 204-3600; (800) 245-6543

Martha D. Humphreys, RN, JD
3 Angel Road
North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-2010
Email: MDHumphreys1 | at |
Parent Consultant; Special Needs Education; Area of focus: dyslexia

Andra J. Hutchins, Esq.
Attorney at Law
60 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 997-1600; (781) 997-1564; (781) 997-1633 (fax)
Email: ahutchins | at |
Education attorney representing children in special education matters -IEP’s, Team meetings, Board of Special Education Appeals hearings and mediation; school disciplinary hearings – suspension, expulsion; bullying and harassment issues.

Ellen J. Hutt, Esq.
Attorney at Law
2 Clock Tower Place, Suite 525
Maynard, MA 01754
(978) 394-0737; (978) 897-4388 (fax)
Email: Ellenjhutt | at |
A private practice specializing in Special Education, Mental Health, Disability, and Benefits Law.

Anne Marie Smith, M.Ed.
10 Kirkland Street
Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 789-0906; (413) 626-7156
Email: iephelp | at |
Consult, assist, collaborate with parents, student & other necessary professionals in understanding options pertaining to concerns of student as family navigates through special education process.

Independent Living Centers and Services
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
27 Wormwood Street, Fort Point Place, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 204-3851 (V/TTY)
Email: Karen.Langley | at |

Institute for Community Inclusion 
UMASS Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 287-4300; (617) 287-4350 (TTY)
Email: ici | at |

InSync Communication Center and Sensory Gym
Judy DeNault M.S., Director
1 Beverly Drive
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-0200
Email: info | at |
A indoor/outdoor center that provides daily multi-sensory and social skills groups to ages 3-young adult to enhance communication, health, fun,and friendships.

Integrated Center for Child Development – Canton
Meghan Welsh, MS, Intake Coord
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
(781) 619-1580; (781) 619-1500; (781) 619-1509 (fax)
Email: mwelsh | at |
Neuropsychological, behavioral, medical and educational services; evaluative and treatment options to children and adults with a variety of developmental challenges-see web site.

Integrated Center for Child Development – Newton
Meghan Welsh, MS, Intake Coord.
193 Oak Street, Suite 1
Newton, MA 02464
(781) 619-1580; (617) 658-5600; (617) 527-0640 (fax)
Email: mwelsh | at |
Offer neuropsychological, behavioral, medical and educational services; evaluative and treatment options to children and adults with a variety of developmental challenges-see web site.

IPEST (Serving Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket)
P.O. Box 4081
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 696-5486
Email: ipest | at |

Island Advocacy
Jeanne B. Norton
PO Box 3317
Nantucket, MA 02584
(508) 228-2045; (508) 325-5873 (fax)
Email: jeannenorton | at |
Providing support and advocacy to parents of special needs children on Nantucket. FCSN trained.

Tina C. Rae
626 Springfield Street
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
(413) 330-3171
Email: tinacrae | at |
Educational and Family advocate. Experience with disabilities and mental illnesses. Federation trained. Dual Diagnoses & Behaviorally challenged children a specialty

Sharon Jermain, Educational Consulting/advocacy
354 Broadway
North Attleboro, MA 02760
(508) 699-4055; (508) 699-9450 (fax)
Email: sljadvocate | at |
SPED certified teacher, all disability areas serviced,services provided – document review, IEP development and review, team meeting attendance, parent consultation, 10 years experience

Debra A. Joyce, Esq.
Attorney at Law
401 Main Street
P.O. Box 3322
Amherst, MA 01004
(413) 835-6321; (413) 549-0909
Email: Joyce.Advocacy | at |
Advocating with Western Massachusetts school districts on behalf of children with special needs and their parents/guardians to ensure appropriate services and placements.

JVS Yesodot
29 Winter St., 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02108 USA
(617) 399-3299; (781) 674-9850 (fax); (866) JVS-WORK; (617) 451-1496 (TTY)
Email: Director | at |
Yesodot builds Jewish community foundations for families challenged by disability. Yesodot provides parent and sibling support, parent education workshops, Transition support and resources, and family social and recreational events.

Matti Kaminsky, Ph.D., Neuropsychology
1208 VFW Parkway
Boston, MA 02132
(617) 329-9355
Email: matti.kaminsky | at |
We provide comprehensive neuropsychological, psycho-educational, and social/emotional/behavioral assessments. Reports are completed in a timely manner. We also consult schools, parents, and other professionals.

Karen Kaufmann, MS., CCC-SLP
71 Spit Brook Road, Suite 103
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 714-5822
Email: kaze109 | at |
Over 37 years experience. Ages pre-school through adults. Private practice, family oriented, nurturing.

Kennedy Educational Consulting
Wendy L. Kennedy MS.Ed
64 May Elm Lane
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 738-2414
Email: wendy | at |
Providing, behavioral support, educational consulting, speech language services and social skills training for families and children birth through 21 years of age.

Irene Kessel, Music Therapist
33 High St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 736-9628
Email: irenekessel | at |
Music Therapy for Kids. Irene Kessel, MT-BC. Music therapy services for young children with special needs: Individualized sessions to enrich, educate & encourage.

KidFirst Advocates
Ingrid Flory
PO Box 177
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 320-5339
Email: ingrid | at |
Special education advocacy for Western Massachusetts. Serving all disabilities with a collaborative yet firm approach. FCSN and Wrightslaw trained. Specialties include: communication/AAC, autism, complex disabilities.

Carol J. King, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Wallace Law Office, P.C.
490 Chapman Street, Suite 201
Canton, MA 02021
(781) 830-9990; (781) 830-9993 (fax)
Email: admin | at |
Assisting families with children in need of special education services; guardianship issues and general family law (i.e., divorce, wills, etc.) Licensed in MA and Rhode Island.

The Kolburne School
Kathleen Greco
343 NM Southfield Road
New Marlborough, MA 01230
(413) 229-8787
Email: kgreco | at |
Kolburne is a relationship-based therapeutic facility and residential special education school for children ages 8-22 with autism and related disorders.

Paula Korman
Special Education Consultant/Academic Tutoring
50 Longwood Avenue #716
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 739-0420
Email: kormanp13 | at |
State licensed Special Educator, Certified in Orton-Gillingham method of teaching language and reading.

Lois M. Kraus, M.Ed.
Special Education Solutions
371 Mount Vernon Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 329-6874
Email: lois.kraus | at |
Special Education Consultant/advocate with 14 years experience. Will help to develop appropriate educational goals for your child, and guide you throughout the IEP process.

Sue-Ellen Kresh M.A., J.D.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 8337
Salem, MA 01971
(978) 744-4726
Email: kreshlegal | at |
Experienced child, adolescent and family therapist, behavioral consultant, program director and attorney. Special education advocacy and legal assistance across emotional, psychological, behavioral and learning issues.

John Krieger, M.Ed., Education Advocate and Consultant
Fox Meadow Executive Center
300 West Main St., Building B
Northboro, MA 01532
(413) 522-2908; (508) 393-4270 (fax)
Email: kriegeredconsult | at |
Experienced Educator and Advocate: ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Bullying, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Issues, Neurological Injuries, PDD-NOS 1st Consult No Charge.

Daniel S. Perlman
Law Office of Daniel S. Perlman, LLC
42 Davis Road (Suites 3 & 4)
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 274-7101
(978) 451-4434 (fax)

Attorney Julia Rueschemeyer
Mediation and Collaborative Family Law
75 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Dockit Office
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
(413) 885-9338
Attorney and mediator providing advocacy for children with special needs in western Massachusetts, in family law and school settings.