Federation for Children with Special Needs

2016 Annual Appeal



Make your Annual Appeal donation online today!


Walk, Roll, Shobble*, Stroll was a success!



This year’s “Walk, Roll, Shobble*, Stroll for Children with Special Needs” was held on Sunday, September 27th  at the Nature Trail on the grounds of the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, MA. It was a fun and easy way to support the Federation. We asked each walker to commit to raising $100 or put together a team of team of family, friends, and colleagues, with each team member committed to raising $100. A huge THANKS to all who came out and supported children with special needs and their families. Together we raised nearly $10,000!

A Family Guide to Transition Services in Mass



Transition is the passage of a student receiving special education services from high school to adult life as they exit from high school because the student has either graduated from high school with a high school diploma or has turned 22 years of age, the age when a school district is no longer required to provide special education services. Developed by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Federation for Children with Special Needs, this helpful Guide is available in English and Spanish.


Family Engagement


Family and Community Engagement Team (FACET)
FACET staff collaborates directly with districts and schools to provide the tools and processes to identify strengths and needs in partnering with families and community members; prioritize goals; and design strategies to enhance family and community engagement.

Massachusetts Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals
Learn about a guidance tool for enhancing family and community engagement in your school and district.

Family FACTS on Education
Resources for answering families’ questions on educational topics

Parent Empowerment


Choose the Right Advocate

Download our “A Parent’s Guide to Selecting a Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts” brochure in English, Spanish or Portuguese


Transition into Adulthood

Planning A Life: Making the Most Out of High School for Students with Disabilities – View the 2015-2016 Schedule!