Educational Advocacy

For a list of private educational advocates and attorneys, please contact the Center.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Pro Bono Legal Assistance
(617) 357-8431
(617) 357-8431 X224 (Helpline)

The Massachusetts Advocacy Center
(617) 357-8431

Center for Law and Education
(617) 451-0855

Disability Law Center
(617) 723-8455 or (800) 872-9992

Federation for Children with Special Needs
(617) 236-7210 or (800) 331-0688

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Parent Professional Advocacy League (PAL)
(617) 227-2925

Special Needs Advocacy Network
Professional Advocate Directory
(508) 655-7999

Parent Advisory Councils (PACs)
The Massachusetts Special Education Regulations require school districts to have Parent Advisory Councils with open membership to all parents of eligible students. The PAC advises the district on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities. PAC members meet regularly with school officials and special education staff to participate in planning, development and evaluation of the district’s special education program. The PAC is available to provide outreach and a support network to families including trainings, access to information, regulations and laws. Contact your district’s special education department or the school’s special education chairperson for information specific to your community. Find out more about PACs at:
Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MASSPAC)
(617) 962-4558


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