Resources

Advocacy / Legal Advice

Special Education Advocate One of the SEPAC co-chairs, Craig Haller, is an advocate working in Brookline and many other parts of MA and RI. He has a lot of experience with 504 plans, IEPs, bullying issues, and more. Initial consultations are always free.

Mass 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.

Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc. (SPaN) While we are an organization for advocates we also provide parents of children with disabilities a better understanding of the role of an advocate and act as a resource for advocacy services.

Find An Attorney Council of Parent Attorneys and Adovcates (COPPA)
(Please note that these listings include only those attorneys and advocates who are members of COPPA who asked to be included, and Brookline SEPAC does not endorse any of the attorneys listed.)

Disability Law Center The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts. 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.

External links for Learning Disabilities

Specific Learning Disabilities

ADD/ADHD

Anxiety Disorder

Autism Spectrum

Bipolar Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Deafness and Hearing Impairment

Down Syndrome

Dyslexia

Mental Illness

Mental Retardation

Nonverbal Learning Disability

Sensory Integration

Tourette Syndrome

Other links of interest

Businesses that are
Autism Founded/Autism Run

These business are created and run by members of the Autism community and employ people with other disabilities too.