This page has links to resources and a list of service providers for parents and
caregivers of children and youth with special needs.
Education-A-Must Online Support Group for parents, advocates, and attorneys.
About.com Special Education
Comparison of IDEA, Section 504 and the ADA
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
FamilyEducation.com from the Learning Network
Family Empowerment Network
IEP Guide for Parents
Internet Special Education Resources (ISER)
Just Because We Have A DisAbility Doesn't Mean We BYTE!
KinderStart Special Needs Child
Mass Parent Association of Special Education Advisory Councils (MASSPAC)
MindWorks from Denver Academy
National Coalition for Parent Involvment in Education (NCPIE)
National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
Parent Soup from iVillage
Parent's Special Education Knowledge Quest usenet newsgroup listing
Section 504 and IDEA: Basic Similarities and Differences from LD Online
Special Child Magazine for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Special Education Exchange (SpEdEx)
Special Education Primer from therapistfinder.net
The Learning Disabilities
Association of Connecticut
Washington PAVE (Parents are Vital in Education)
999 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 560-1711
Developed in 1964, the LDA of Connecticut is a
non-profit organization that provides parent
assistors (advocates) to support families with a full
range of services, including records reviews, parent
advising, and attending meetings. Our staff includes
experienced special education teachers,
psychologists, and parents of children with
disabilities who have completed our intensive
training program. Parent assistors are located
throughout the state. Sliding scale fees.
What Are Your Rights, as a Parent, in the Special Education Process? from ERIC
What is IDEA?
New Hampshire Special Education Law Manual: A Guide for Parents, Educators, Attorneys and Advocates
Jennifer Davis - Life and Career Coach with a special focus on children,
teenagers, and adults who work with them. I am a graduate of Coach University.
My undergraduate degree
is from Boston College, with a double major in Psychology and Business Administration.
I believe that every human being has unlimited potential and the capability to create
the life that they want. As children, we have endless creative energy and a strong sense
of self that can be forgotten during our teen years when peer pressure gets greater,
choices become more difficult, etc. As a coach, I partner with teens to regain that
energy and self confidence so together we can prepare for the years ahead.
Contact Jennifer for more information.
Sandy Maynard - Personal Performance Coach
Other Professionals & Organizations
Scott F. Johnson, Esq. Attorney Johnson represents parents and students in
educational matters in New Hampshire. He is co-counsel in the Claremont lawsuit and
is active in educational policy matters in New Hampshire. His office is located in Concord NH.
Disabilities Rights Center
18 Low Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (800) 834-1721
Fax: (603) 225-2077
The DRC is the New Hampshire Protection and Advocacy agency.
Sue Drouin M.S., CCC-SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist)
P.O. Box 2349
Salem, NH 03079-2349
Sue Drouin M.S., CCC-SLP is a practicing speech–language pathologist who
specializes in the treatment of social-communication and feeding disorders in
children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Verbal Apraxia
of speech, chromosomal disorders and receptive and expressive language disorders
and specific language impairments. She has extensive experience with augmentative
communication and assistive technology. For the past twenty-three years, she
has provided direct treatment and consultative services and evaluations in
private and public schools as well as intensive home-based therapy services
in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Additionally, Sue offers Animal
Assisted Therapy. Please check out her web sites.
Dr. Andrew Nathan, Psy.D - Evaluation
Family Resource Connection
Focus Adolescent Services
Howard Psychological Assessment Services
118 Maplewd Ave.
Phone: (603) 433-8954
Learning Skills Academy
1247 Washington Road, PO Box 955
Rye, NH 03870
Phone: (603) 964-4903
Fax: (509) 756-6192
States Served: NH, MA, ME
We are a private, non-profit day school for children in grades 4-10 with Language
Learning Disabilities such as: Dyslexia, Expressive Language issues,
Receptive Language issues, Auditory Processing Issues, Attention Deficit
Disorder (ADD) with or without Hyperactivity (ADHD). This includes
organizational issues and social pragmatic issues, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD).
Hampshire Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
P. O. Box 3724
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (603) 229-7355
States Served: NH, ME, VT
Visit our website for information about reading problems and effective remediation.
Contact us for referrals to tutors and evaluators. We serve New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.
Parent to Parent of NH
33 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 228-4209
Fax: (603) 224-4219
Tutoring Services, Academic Support, Enrichment Programs, Subject Tutorials,
Summer Programs, Test Preparation, Reading Programs
Psychological Services in New Hampshire
ADD/ADHD Education and Support Group
FREE and welcome to all: Parents, Adults, Teachers and anyone interested in learning more about ADD/ADHD
The Group meets from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month In the Higgins conference room at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA.
Guest Speaker October 18, 2001 Sydney Sauber, M.Ed,. Ed. S.
Anger and Frustration can be more devastating to a special needs family than the special need
itself. Sydney Sauber has been in the field of education for 17 years. Currently she is writing
a book about special education reform. She is the proprietor of Synergy Solutions Educational
Consulting which provides educational advocacy, and consultation services to families and young
people dealing with issues related to IEP's and 504 Plans. She, herself, has a history of ADHD,
verbal and non-verbal learning differences. She will discuss Anger Management in Special
Needs Families, and will cover managing what to say or not to say. The purpose of this
interactive workshop is to support special needs families in finding alternative methods
for dealing with anger management challenges within the family. Other topics covered
will include: anger vs. frustration, escalating vs. deescalating responses, and coping
strategies for assisting children in taking responsibility for their behaviors.
To learn more about Sydney and her work, you may visit her web site at:
For more information telephone Lisa Jewett, ME.d. Group Coordinator and Personal &
Professional Coach 978-762-6725
Bridges Associates, Inc.
The Carroll School
25 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 259-8342
States Served: MA, NH, RI
Located in Lincoln, Massachusetts, The Carroll School is the nation's
premier independent day school for students ages 7-15 who have been
diagnosed with primary language learning disabilities and/or dyslexia.
Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan 11
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 355-6391
EStates Served: NH, ME, VT, MA, RI
The Learning Disabilities Program of the Department of Neurology provides a comprehensive
learning disabilities evaluation for children who are experiencing a lack of success
in school or who have specific difficulties with academic achievement.
Children with medical conditions that may have neurological implications and for
whom there are educational concerns are also seen.
Eagle Hill School
242 Old Petersham Road; PO Box 116
Hardwick, MA 01037
Phone: (413) 477-6000
Fax: (413) 477-6837
States Served: NH, ME, VT, CT, MA, RI
Eagle Hill School is an internationally known boarding school located in Hardwick,
Massachusetts. Serving a co-educational population of approximately one
hundred fourty-five young men and women, the school addresses the academic and
social needs of students with Learning (Dis)abilities (LD) and Attention
Deficit Disorder (ADD). We serve students from all across the country
and overseas (currently 24 different states and 5 countries).
Eagle Hill School has long been recognized for its ability to foster a community,
climate and culture that honors individual learning-styles.
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Howard Psychological Assessment Services
12 Jefferson St.
Phone: (508) 462-4009
20 Walnut St.
Phone: (617) 235-9972
The Judge Rotenberg Center
240 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021-2341
Phone: (781) 828-2202
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center operates day and residential
programs for children and adults with behavior problems,
including conduct disorders, emotional problems, brain injury
or psychosis, autism and developmental disabilities.
19 High Rock Rd
Holliston, MA 01746
SLP/Behavioral-Educational Conultant. Free 30 minute consultation
429 Hale St., P.O. Box 227
Prides Crossing, MA 01965
Phone: (978) 236-3000
Fax: (978) 927-7268
States Served: ME, NH, VT, RI, CT, NY, MA
Founded in 1971, Landmark School is recognized as an international leader in the
field of learning disabilities. With boarding and day facilities for over 400
students who come to us from all over the United States and the world, Landmark
offers an outstanding educational opportunity for students, ages 7 - 20.
Massachusetts General Hospital - Reading Disabilities Program
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 737, 32 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
Phone: (617) 726-2764
States Served: NH, ME, VT, MA, RI
"We believe that every language learning disabled individual deserves the right
to be taught in the way he or she learns best" David N. Caplan M.D., Ph.D.
serves as the Medical Director of the unit and Phyllis Meisel serves as
Director of Reading Disabilities.