What is MAAPS?
MAAPS is your community of out-of-district, approved special education schools - all of which offer a vital service to both public school district and privately placed students. I should know; I was one of them.
Attending one of the MAAPS member schools provided me the appropriate skills I needed to flourish in my education. I never felt more included than when I attended a specialized school. Today, it is my privilege to advocate on behalf of all of the approved special education schools as the Executive Director of MAAPS.
MAAPS represents over 80 approved schools for students with special needs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. MAAPS provides a range of services to its members, including professional development, marketing, diversity initiatives, government relations, external affairs, and peer enterprises. Membership in MAAPS affirms a commitment by our schools to ethical practices, non-discrimination, and extraordinary education.
Elizabeth Becker, Esq.
Meet the Staff
Elizabeth Dello Russo Becker
Mark P. de Chabert
Meet the Board
RFK Community Alliance
Justice Resource Institute (JRI)
Hillcrest Educational Centers
Professional Center for Child Development
League School of Greater Boston
Immediate Past President
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Jill Brewer, Springdale Education Center
Shaun Cusson, Hillcrest Educational Centers
Will Davila, Children's Study Home
Jodi Michalski, White Oak School
Michael Ames, RFK Community Alliance
Karen Bishop, Learning Center for the Deaf
Kerry Ann Goldsmith, Devereux
Brian Doyle, Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction (CABI)
Karen McCarthy, Brandon School
Phill Ekberg, Alternate, Wayside Academy
Ed Bosso, Perkins School for the Blind
Michael Culhane, Farr Academy
Sarah Folk, Milestones, Inc.
Laura Lajewski, COMPASS, Inc.
Bridget Irish, Cotting School
Jim Prince, Manville School/Judge Baker Children's Center
Wil Fredian, Gifford School
Amy Sousa, Alternate, The Guild School
Gene Takahashi, Alternate, Walker
Mark Carlson, Children's Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf
Rita Gardner, Melmark, Inc
Christian Hunt, Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD)
Joe Cronin, St. Ann's Home
Ryan Plosker, Alternate, New England Academy
Kathleen Lovenbury, Crystal Springs School
Ivy Medeiros, Stevens Treatment Programs
Gerry Pouliot, Latham Centers, Inc.
Lawrence Sauer, League School of Greater Boston
Stephanie Ward, JRI
Robert Lynch, Alternate, Amego, Inc.