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From the Executive Director and Board President

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If the Federation has made a difference in your family’s life, please participate in an opportunity to help the Federation continue to make a difference in the lives of other families raising children with special needs.

We need 1000 people to donate $50
each to keep the Federation strong!
Please help us reach our $50,000 goal!

Here’s how we have helped:

  • “I am very grateful for your help because my child is doing better in school.” Spanish-speaking mother who needed help with her child’s IEP.

  • “I truly appreciated your calm voice and support the other day. I was almost in tears before I called you.” Mother struggling to understand health care financing options.

  • “The Federation helped me a lot. They referred me to the right agencies. We needed more services for my child and we were successful.” Portuguese-speaking mom whose 3 year old has many complex health needs.

  • “I felt very comfortable when I called. They [the Federation staff] helped me a lot and educated me in many areas. There should be more help like this for families.” Parent whose son was suspended from school.

  • “With the Federation’s support, my grandson’s school placement was changed.” A grandparent from Lawrence whose 9 year old grandson, with 5 different diagnoses, was placed at a school that was not able to meet his needs.

These are only a few of the stories of the people we help because of you. As school and human service budgets are cut, our calls increase dramatically, and our resources are stretched to the maximum. More than ever, we need your support. A gift of $50, $75, $100 or more helps children with special needs in these difficult times. Please become one of a thousand donors this year.

Donate on-line through our secure server at https://fcsn.org/giving_events/donate.php or mail a check made out to the Federation for Children with Special Needs, to: Federation for Children with Special Needs, 1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420, Boston, MA 02120.

We thank you for the difference you will make in the lives of the thousands of families.