Lexington Special Education Parents - Lexington SEPTA - Special Education Parent Teacher Association
Helpful Links 
 
Massachusetts Department of Education, Special Education pages: Oversees the public education of all children in Massachusetts
 
Federation for Children with Special Needs: The federation serves is a center of parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their parents.
 
Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils: A grassroots organization for Sped PAC parents and supporters across the Commonwealth
 
Special Needs Advocacy Network: A grass roots effort by parents/advocates whose mission is to support children into becoming self advocates.
 
Massachusetts advocates for Children: A non-profit organization dedicated to being an independent and effective voice for children who face barriers to equal educational and life opportunities. 
 
Wrightslaw: Provides accurate, up-to-date information about advocacy for children with disabilities. Articles, cases, newsletters, and resources about special education law and advocacy topics.
 
Learning Disabilities: This site offers the ABC’s of Learning Disabilities, bulletin boards, articles, and more.
 
Family Ties (together in enhancing support): Information and support network for families and children with Disabilities, Special health care needs or chronic illnesses.
 
Institute for Community Inclusion: Promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities, through training, consultation, clinical and employment services and research
 
Parent Professional Advocacy League, Massachusetts state Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: PPAL provides support and advocacy around issues related to children’s mental health.
 
Learning Disabilities Worldwide: Non-profit volunteer organization based in Massachusetts including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals.
 
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. IDEA authorizes formula gramts to states, and discreationary grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers.