News from maaps Schools
Guest Commentary: Schools Need Restraint — And Restraint In Using It – WBUR’s Learning Lab – 1/8/2016 One on One: Stephen H. Yerdon, executive director, Devereux Massachusetts, Rutland – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – 12/13/2015 What’s Happening: The Massachusetts Special Education School Experience – Exceptional Parent – 12/2015 Lancaster school’s leader reflects on evolution of care for mentally ill – The Boston Globe – 11/13/15 A gift to ease challenges; Red Sox pitcher’s wife donates $20K to Melmark New England – Eagle-Tribune – 8/24/15 Boston nonprofit that uses sports, therapy, to help kids up for national award – The Boston Globe – 8/19/15 The May Center in Randolph prepares young adults with autism to find a place at work – The Patriot Ledger – 7/24/15 Your View: New realities of special education require shared partnership, approach – SouthCoastToday.com 5/17/2015 Medford resident Jim Major honored for 25 years of service to special education – The Medford Transcript 5/2/2015 Y.O.U., Inc. teacher wins maaps Excellence in Teaching Award – The Millbury – Sutton Chronicle 4/23/2015 Center School in Holyoke asks legislators to overturn governor’s proposed budget on special education funding – The Springfield Republican 3/27/2015 At half-century mark, Devereux School in Rutland plans to expand – Worcester Telegram & Gazette 3/19/2015 Marking ‘Milestones’: Waltham special education school hosts legislator day – Waltham News Tribune 3/5/2015 Chamberlain International School hosts reception at the home of the U.S. Ambassador – SouthCoastToday.com 2/10/15 Student from Plymouth wins essay contest, Stephanie Ward receives service award – The Boston Globe 07/13/2014
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.