Some Resources for Parents

For forty years, the non-profit Federation for Children with Special Needs has provided information, assistance, and support to parents of children with disabilities, and has helped thousands of families in Massachusetts in addressing the issues that arise in special education programs.

The Federation’s Parent Training and Information Center connects parents like you with special education advocates and compiles and summarizes key topics and relevant legislation for easier comprehension of the rules and regulations you and your child have to work within. It also holds regularly scheduled workshops around the state covering every stage of the special education process from ‘Basic Rights in Special Education’ to ‘Transition 101 – High School to Adulthood,’ and can be a valuable resource for this initial information.

If you have questions about the Federation for Children with Special Needs, or any other issues related to special education advocacy, contact me at or 413-570-3170.