Massachusetts Advocates for Children

""Contact Information

25 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111

(617) 357-8431 x 226
Fax: (617) 357-8438

View the Massachusetts Advocates for Children website

Information Specialist: Leslie Lockhart
E-mail: llockhart@massadvocates.org

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

Massachusetts Advocates for Children, formerly Massachusetts Advocacy Center, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and the educational opportunities for children throughout the Commonwealth, particularly those children who are vulnerable because of race, poverty, limited English or disability.

All of these children should have full access to services and resources, particularly in the areas of public education, health and welfare, and legal representation to which they are entitled and which will enable them to reach their fullest potential.

Population(s) Served

Children with special needs and their families.

Language(s)

Haitian Creole, Spanish

Services

  • Help Line for parents and professionals working with children with disabilities.
  • New initiatives The Autism Special Education Legal Support Center¬† was created to provide parents of children on the autism disorder spectrum with case advocacy, training and representation.
  • The Somerville Special Education Advocacy Project was initiated by parents to ensure school district compliance with special education laws.
  • The Boston School Reform / Latino Education Action Network of 25 organizations was formed to advocate with the Boston Public Schools for changes to benefit Latino students.
  • Trauma and Learning Project located at MAC
  • Autism Special Education Legal Support Center was created to provide parents of children on the autism disorder spectrum with case advocacy, training and representation.

Eligibility/Criteria/Enrollment

low-income

Fees

none