Support / Awareness groups

American-Speech Language Hearing Association asha.org

Asperger’s Association of New England; Watertown, MA aane.org

The Autism Alliance of MetroWest, Inc ; Natick, MA autismalliance.org

The Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts; West Boylston, MA autismresourcecentral.org

Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. They strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. autismspeaks.org

MetroWest Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Wayland MA chadd.net

Cerebral Palsy Guide and Cerebral Palsy Guidance provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs. massfamilyties.org

Tourette Syndrome Association of Massachusetts tsa-ma.org

Autism Resources autism-resources.com

INDEX, Information for People with Disabilities, Referral Service for services, consultants, doctors and dentists who serve people with disabilities.

Decoding Dyslexia – MA is a grassroots movement driven by parents, educators and professionals concerned with the limited access to research based interventions for dyslexia.
We aim to raise awareness, to empower students with dyslexia and their families, and to inform policy makers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in Massachusetts public schools and institutions of higher learning. decodingdyslexiama.org

LD OnLine is informational website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders. ldonline.org

ADDitude magazine has provides user-friendly ADD/ADHD information and advice from the leading experts and practitioners in mental healthand learning. additudemag.com

Sensory Integration Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SI Dysfunction) and Dysfunction in Sensory Integration (DSI) Information
sensory-processing-disorder.com

Seven Hills Foundation provides integrated clinical, educational and community-based
supports to children and adults with disabilities and significant life challenges. Seven Hills clinicians represent a variety of expertise including Doctors of Psychiatry, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, BCBAs, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, Assistive Technology Specialists, and Educators.  Resources for finding doctors, mental health, behavior support, transitioning to community life.

advocates.org provides a broad range of services for people facing life challenges such as addiction, aging, autism, brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and mental health challenges.

waysideyouth.org Wayside works with families under significant stress due to mental illness, behavioral problems, addiction issues and other challenges. They also support youth who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America New England Chapter asthmaandallergies.org

Kids With Food Allergies: Food Allergy Support & Allergy Free Recipes
kidswithfoodallergies.org

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network foodallergy.org

 

This listing is for information only. Listing does not indicate an endorsement by Hopkinton Special Education Parents Advisory Council (Hopkinton SEPAC). It is important to check references, review credentials, and interview service provider to understand whether their, program/skills and approach are a good fit.  Wish to add to our list?  Send your suggestions to HopkintonSEPAC@gmail.com.