The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) was founded in 1975 as a statewide association of approved private special education schools dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs.
maaps members are approved by the Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education under the state’s special education law, Chapter 766. maaps represents 87 member schools serving approximately 7000 children with special needs from Massachusetts, other states and countries.
Membership in maaps signifies a commitment to excellence and ethical integrity. maaps is concerned that all children with special needs have access to appropriate, high quality educational experiences and treatment options which are necessary for their individual growth and development.
Choosing an appropriate private special education facility for an individual can be a complicated and involved process. National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) has compiled information on the following topics for parents who are considering a private special education placement.