A Division of Justice Resource Institute offers two residential therapeutic schools for girls, a therapeutic high school, a transitional independent living shelter for young adults, a group home for boys, parenting and adoption services for all residents and a day program for local high school aged girls and boys. Parenting support is for ages birth to age 3.
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: (978) 263-3006
Fax: (978) 263-3088
Topics for discussion include taking care
of ourselves, strategies for coping and other topics.
Everyone is welcome -- the group is dynamic, warm, and supportive.
For more information, email:
national non-profit organization serving indivuals with
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disdor (AD/HD).
Metrowest CHADD our local chapter, support group has meeting held every second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
(No meeting during the month of August.)
Their meetings are free and open to the public. They welcome parents, relatives, and teachers, and often have speakers.
Local meeting use to be held at Goodnow Library Meeting Room, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA
(Local meeting use to be held at
The Morse Institute Library,
14 East Central Street,
Route 135, one block east of the intersection of Routes 27 and 135, with Wendy Peverill-Conti, Coordinator)
You can find your local chapter listed on CHADD website.
Metro West CHADD Yahoo email list
A free group for parents of youth affected by mental health challenges.
The group meets in Arlington the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm
(The group used to meet in Acton, as of Dec. 2005, due to low attendance has moved back to Arlington)
Many topics and areas of interest will be explored. Supportive environment for parents.
Occasional guest speakers, coffee is avaible.
For addational information or questions, call Anne Sullivan, Parent Support Coordinator:
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
406 Massachusetts Avenue (Opposite Fire Station)
Arlington, MA 02474
781-643-2580 x 123
Parent Professional Advocacy League (PAL)
PAL is the statewide chapter of the
Federation of Families for
Children's Mental Health.
They provides support, education, and advocacy around issues related to children's emotional, behavioral and mental health.
PAL is an organization of more than 4,000 Massachusetts families and professionals.
They advocate for supports, treatments and policies that enable families to live in their communities in an environment of stability and respect.
Parent Professional Advocacy
Boston, MA 02111
Personal Advocacy and Lifetime Support, Inc. (PALS, Inc.)
A non-profit organization started by a group of parents with adult sons and daughters with special needs. Their mission is to assist parents and other care givers establish and maintain a lifetime plan for a safe and secure future for their loved one with special needs. They provide advocacy and friendship in the present, and in the future, when primary care givers are no longer able to do so.
Personal Advocacy and Lifetime Support, Inc.
130C Baker Ave Ext.
Concord, MA 01742
Parent Support Group for Children with Challenges (PSGCC)
primary goal of our support group is
to connect parents with others confronting similar issues.
By sharing concerns, experiences, resources and ideas with each other.
They strive to form a community of parents who can provide mutual support and comfort.
Meetings are held monthly in Acton, at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School or
in the school library at the Parker Damon Building off Rte. 111.
If you canít come but would like to be a part of this group, or for further information,
please contact either:
Acton/Boxborough SpEd PAC - List of Local Area Support Groups for Parents of Special Needs Children web page
Massachusetts SPED PAC's On-line
Free Parent workshops and information, Federation
Children with Special Needs