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Coalition to Defend Special Education

The Coalition to Defend Special Education grew out of the statewide mobilization led by MAC in late 1990s-early 2000s to combat the legislative effort to erode parental and students’ special education rights under Chapter 766.

The Coalition is 400+ strong and is open to parents of children with disabilities, as well as private and public interest attorneys and advocates. The Coalition meets every two months and includes a training topic at each meeting.

For further information, or to join the Coalition, please contact Tom Mela at 617-357-8431x223 or email


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  Coalition To Defend Special Education
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Helping Children Learn

For 40 years, MAC has responded to the needs of children who are vulnerable because of poverty, race, limited English or disability and does not intend to stop. With education reform continuing to occupy a high priority on the state’s policy agenda, and with the severe economic crisis facing Massachusetts families, MAC is needed now, more than ever.

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