Special Education and Student Services

  • Special Education

    To help every child succeed, our Office of Special Education and Student Services focuses on academic outcomes, aspirations for our students and regulatory compliance. Today, we are providing our students with more stability and continuity, new opportunities for inclusion and higher-quality programs that are aligned with district efforts to help all our students reach a high standard.



     Our students have equitable opportunities to engage in innovative, high quality instruction in the least restrictive environment, empowering each youth to achieve at high levels leading to post-secondary success.



     To eliminate the achievement gap by providing equal access to high quality comprehensive services that support student achievement, family, and community engagement.    



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    Our Strands:
      • Autism
      • Developmental Delay
      • Emotional Impairment
      • Intellectual Impairment/Severe 
      • Intellectual Impairment/Mild
      • Intellectual Impairment/Moderate
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Physical Impairment
    • Sensory Impairment - Hearing
    • Sensory Impairment - Vision
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Inclusion 


     Bright Spots!
    A senior from Horace Mann School for the Deaf has been accepted to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester NY with a full first year scholarship!
    One of our ASD sub separate students at the Curley achieved his dream and got accepted into Boston Arts Academy! He set a goal and all TEAM members worked to help him achieve this.

    Help a Child...  Be a Special Education Surrogate Parent.


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Contact Us

  • Office of Special Education
    (617) 635-8599 
    Cindie Neilson
    Asst. Superintendent
    of Special Ed
    Karla Estrada
    Deputy Superintendent of Academics & Student Support Services