Newton Public Schools Office of Student Services
Newton Public Schools Special Education Transportation Office (for students whose transportation is provided as part of an IEP)
617 559-9039 fax
Special Education Transportation Guidelines for Parents and Staff (5/08)
Kid Connections Program, 2008-2009 (social thinking and skills)
Newton Public Schools Coordinated Program Review Report–2007
The Massachusetts Department of Education reviews each district’s special education programs every 6 years, looking for compliance with special education and disability regulations. This report contains the findings from the most recent compliance review.
Newton Mid-Cycle Review Report from DESE
The results of the mid-cycle review of Newton’s special education programs is posted on the Student Services page (http://www3.newton.k12.ma.us/studentservices)
DESE evaluates special education programs every 3 years. Every 6 years there is a full evaluation of the program (a cycle), and 3 years after the full evaluation there is a smaller scale review, the mid-cycle review. The mid-cycle review typically focuses on areas where weaknesses were found in the full program review as well as implementation of new guidance from DESE.
NoNAP, the Network of Newton Autism Parents, is a group of parents who share information about educational and therapeutic interventions to help children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Members help each other and work with the Newton Public Schools to improve the educational experience for children with ASD in Newton. Membership is free and confidential. Go to www.yahoogroups.com and search for NoNAP, then follow the directions for joining.
Project INTERFACE, an initiative to improve the integration of mental health services within school systems and their greater community. The primary goal of Project INTERFACE is to enhance, improve, or develop collaborative efforts between school-based mental health services and community mental health systems and services.
Help line: 617-332-3666 x 411
A Parent’s Guide to Special Education (available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese)
Concord Special Education PAC web site(has many Mass. resources)