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Min. 4 Day In-Person Option For All Students with High Needs

In Person Services in School, Community or Home



Haitian Creole



Special Education Rights During Covid-19



Meeting ID:

820 8413 8611



 Interpretations will be available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Somali &  ASL









Cape Verdean Creole






Haitian Creole












SpEd Reopening Question & Answer Meeting

Please RSVP here.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Zoom: Meeting ID: 999 2061 9783
Passcode: 013617


App to track school services

Parents can use this app on phones or computers to easily keep a record of their child’s remote special education services and instruction during COVID-19.   Using this app, parents can easily keep track of the types of remote services and instruction provided by the school and their child’s level of participation. Parents can also write notes with any concerns about how their child is doing.

The information can help you improve distance learning.  It can also help determine whether children needs compensatory education services from the school district when schools re-open.

Go to using your smartphone.

This app is a collaboration between Massachusetts Advocates for Children,  Mass Families Organizing for Change Northeast, and Tallylab, LLC. If you have any questions about this log, or ways we can make it better, please contact


Padres pueden utilizar app en sus teléfonos o computadoras para documentar los servicios de educación especial y nivel de instrucción de su hijo(a) durante COVID-19. Utilizando este app, usted puede hacer seguimiento de los servicios remotos y la instrucción que la escuela provee, así como el nivel de participación de su hijo(a) en dichas actividades. Usted también puede escribir notas de cualquier preocupación que tenga sobre el desarrollo de su hijo(a).

Esperamos que este app le ayude a hacer seguimiento del desarrollo de su hijo(a) mientras las escuelas están cerradas completamente o parcialment. Esta información puede ser útil para mejorar el aprendizaje a distancia. También puede ayudar a determinar si su hijo(a) necesitará servicios de educación compensatorios cuando las escuelas abran.

Vaya a utilizando su teléfono.

La creación de este app fue una colaboración entre Mass Families Organizing for Change Northeast, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, y TallyLab,LLC. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta al respecto, o algún comentario, por favor contacte a


Exceptional Lives Free Kitchen Conversations Webinar Series

This FREE Kitchen Conversations webinar series for parents and caregivers will describe how providers can support your child (and you) even through a computer screen. Hear from professionals about their approach and expectations and get your questions answered.

  • May 27: Occupational Therapy at Home
  • June 3: Applied Behavioral Analysis at Home
  • June 10: Mental Health Counseling at Home
  • June 17: Speech Therapy at Home

All webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 2-2:30 EDT/1-1:30 CDT. Each session will be 15-20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Join us for a few sessions or all 4!

Learn More & Register Here


Everyday ABA for Parents

Parent Training: Everyday ABA

Everyday ABA: Practical Strategies for You and Your Child

ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is considered by many to be the gold standard intervention for teaching individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through its data driven, evidence-based methodology, ABA has been shown to encourage positive behavior change, skill development, and greater independence for a wide variety of learners. ABA is a science and each child’s program should be designed around their unique learning profile. While ABA may be accessed as an intervention by trained professionals through a child’s individualized education plan (IEP), or through your family’s insurance plan, the foundations of this therapeutic approach can be used by YOU, right at home.

In partnership with New England ABA, the Autism Program at BMC developed a free 6-part parent training series, focused on helping parents and caregivers learn about behavior, how to change behavior, and ways to promote skills in their children. Click below to access these training videos and supplemental materials.

Accessibility and Language Settings

To utilize Closed Captioning, press CC Youtube CC in the lower right hand corner of the video.

To change the Closed Captioning language, select the settings symbol Settings, and press Subtitles/CC → Auto-translate → [Your Language].

Everyday ABA Session 1: What is ABA anyway?

In this session, Tim Sullivan (M.Ed., BCBA, LABA; Executive Director, NE ABA) will describe the background on Applied Behavior Analysis and how it can be used to support behavior management, promote communication, facilitate play and independence skills, and help you connect with your child.

Class Documents

Everyday ABA Session 2: Promoting Lasting Behavior Change

Everyday ABA Session 3: Teaching Communication

Everyday ABA Session 4: Creating a Reinforcement System

Everyday ABA Session 5: Building Home Routines

Everyday ABA Session 6: Community-based Strategies

Additional Resources

About the Class


MassHealth: NEW Coverage – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


MassHealth: NEW Coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) July 27, 2015
Update from MAC’s Autism Center and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
A new state law requires Mass Health to cover medically necessary ABA services for children with autism under age 21.
ABA services are now available to Mass Health members. The frequently ask questions explain how to get coverage now and after October (when the process will change) for members who have Mass Health either as their primary or secondary insurance.

File:  FAQ_MASSHealth_ABA_July_2015