• Early Intervention

  • Community Support Line

    A toll free line that offers assessment, technical assistance, information about public benefits, other state programs, and community resources. Staffed by social workers with extensive experience in assisting families of children and youth with special health needs. 1-800-882-1435.
  • Directions: Resources for Your Child's Care

  • Services for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

    Early Education and Care webpage provides access to several useful resources for parents or caregivers of children with special needs, including a "Transitions Guide" to provide information to those whose children are transitioning from Early Intervention services to an early care and education setting.
  • Special Education

  • Act Early

    The CDC's Act Early Campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.
  • CDC Autism Spectrum Disorders

    The CDC's website features a Resource Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and includes information on screening and diagnosis, treatments, and current research.
  • New England INDEX

    The New England Index is a comprehensive database of disability-related information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and providers in Massachusetts.
  • Americans With Disabilities Act

    This U.S. Department of Justice website features commonly asked questions about child care centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs

    The Federation for Children with Special Needs offers workshops, trainings, resources, and advocacy/support to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.