News from maaps Schools
GLOBAL VOICE: Local school administrator will speak about autism at UN – The Patriot Ledger – 3/28/2016 Waltham resident shares personal story in supporting special needs funding – The Waltham News Tribune – 2/18/2016 David Nadile of Bedford advocates for special education schools at the State House – The Bedford Minuteman – 2/18/2016 maaps School Parent GUEST COLUMN: Speaking up for those without a voice – The Sun Chronicle – 2/18/2016 Guest Commentary: Schools Need Restraint — And Restraint In Using It – WBUR’s Learning Lab – 1/8/2016
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 85 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.