General Information

Parent and Teacher Resources

Organizations 

Advocacy

  • Kotin, Crabtree & Strong Law Firm – A Massachusetts firm with a major area of practice devoted to ensuring the educational rights of disabled children.
  • Wrightslaw – Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
  • Mehrzad N. Araghi at Aligned Connections Consulting – Mehrzad offers educational strategies and services to support parents and improve outcomes for children with special needs.  She specializes in ADHD and SLD/Dyslexia issues.  A former teacher, she did her initial training at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and additional work with the SEAT pilot program developed by COPAA.  She has done ADHD training with Drs. Edward Hallowell and John Ratey, and brain imaging coursework with Dr. Daniel Amen. She is a member of the Special Needs Advocacy Network, (www.spanmass.org) and serves on its board.  Mehrzad works with families within a 45-minute radius of Newton, MA (excluding Newton).  If she cannot help you herself, she will be glad to suggest other resources that may fit your needs.  Contact by email or at (508) 259-4660.
  • Shari Brass – Educational Advocate and College Planner specializing in ADHD/ADD, SLD, Emotional Impairments and PDD- NOS and Aspergers K-12. IEP and 504 Plans. Transition Planning/Coaching for college. FCSN Certified, SPaN and AANE Member.Helping parents and students navigate the Special Education Process and helping students turn disabilities into opportunities to succeed.  Contact by email or at 508-655-9826.

Response to Intervention

Other Links of Interest

Lending Library
Teachers are welcome to borrow from my lending library. To request books for your classroom:

  1. Download this Excel spreadsheet.
  2. Highlight the books you would like to borrow.
  3. Send me an email with the highlighted spreadsheet attached.
  4. I will bring the books with me when I visit your school or I will mail them directly to you.