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Mass Family Ties -- Family TIES of Massachusetts provides parent-to-parent support, information and referral services, and workshops to ensure that parents feel confident in caring for your children with special needs.  

MA Department of Public Health Early Intervention  -- Early intervention in Massachusetts is a statewide, integrated, developmental service available to families of children between birth and three years of age. Children may be eligible for early intervention if they have developmental difficulties due to identified disabilities, or if typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances. 

MA Department of Early Education and Care (MA EEC) -- The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care provides the foundation that supports all children in their development as lifelong learners and contributing members of the community, and supports families in their essential work as parents and caregivers. 

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
-- The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
 
ZERO TO THREE -- ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute  -- The mission of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is to cultivate and share knowledge that enhances child development and family well-being.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) -- ECTAC is the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project (EIPLP) -- the Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project works in collaboration with Early Intervention Programs, the Massachusetts Interagency Coordinating Council, and families who receive early intervention services serving as a source of information about the Massachusetts Early Intervention system.

MA Interagency Coordinating Council (MA ICC) -- The Massachusetts Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) is a federally mandated statewide inter-agency group that advises and assists the Department of Public Health on early intervention.

Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC) -- The Consortium is a state wide community of providers dedicated to supporting a high quality and comprehensive early intervention service delivery system across Massachusetts.

Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) -- The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families. 

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
-- United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings our communities together to help improve people’s lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region.

Brain Building in Progress -- Brain Building in Progress is a public/private partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and a growing community of early education and child care providers, academic researchers, business leaders and individuals whose mission is to raise awareness of the critical importance of fostering the cognitive, social and emotional development of young children.