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About maaps

As Massachusetts’ statewide advocate for schools serving students with special needs, maaps represents 81 member organizations serving 7,700 students, primarily Massachusetts students referred by their local districts or agencies of the Commonwealth, and public and private students from throughout the U.S. and the world. Known officially as the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools, maaps was founded in 1978 to represent schools providing appropriate, specialized programs and services to students with special needs as guaranteed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 766 and the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). maaps is committed to ensuring that all children with special needs have access to high-quality educational experiences and treatment options necessary to support their individual development and to fulfill their potential. Follow us on on Twitter@maaps766.

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