HPS Student Services - Hingham Public Schools is committed to an inclusive philosophy of education. Students with disabilities are educated, to the maximum extent possible, with their typically developing peers. The district operates several substantially separate programs and classrooms designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to find personal and academic success. The Student Services and related services departments seek to provide the necessary infrastructure to support all students’ learning in our strong general education curriculum. https://hinghamschools.org/about/student-services/
The Federation for Children with Special Needs - The Federation empowers families so
that they have the information and resources they need for their children. They work with
families with children from birth to adulthood, providing individual assistance, training, and
leadership development and support. https://fcsn.org/
Massachusetts Advocates for Children - Massachusetts Advocates for Children is a
nonprofit childrens advocacy organization that works with students, families, communities,
and at the policy level to remove barriers to education for children across Massachusetts.
Understood - Understood is a nonprofit that provides resources and expertise to individuals
who learn and think differently, as well as their parents and families. Understood’s mission is
to help those who learn and think differently discover their potential, take control, find
community, and stay on positive paths along each stage of life’s journey.
A Parent’s Guide to Special Education - Written by the Federation for Children with Special
Needs in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Education, this guide is meant
to serve as a resource for parents, and contains the most current information regarding the
special education system in Massachusetts. https://fcsn.org/a-parents-guide-to-special-
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Family Guides to
Learning Standards - These guides to the Massachusetts learning standards help families
understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade.
They are designed to help families and teachers work together to support learning.
Wrightslaw - Wrightslaw is a great resource for accurate, up-to-date information about
special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. https://www.wrightslaw.com/
A Parent's Guide to Selecting A Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts - Written
collaboratively by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education, A Parent's Guide to Selecting A Special Education
Advocate in Massachusetts was developed to assist parents in choosing an advocate in the
Special Education process when needed. https://fcsn.org/wp-