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Parent and Family Resources

Explore our Favorite Internet Resources for Educators and Families

We think these web-sites do a fantastic job of providing valuable information that you can use to learn, explore, and teach. Enjoy! This is updated all the time, so check back often. If you would like to let us know about your favorite sites, email us at

Policy and General Reference
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: The official web-site of the Massachusetts Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, this site contains district infomation and profiles, educator resources, special education information, and assessment information.
Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation: The commitment of the DMR is to work with individuals, families, self advocates, service providers and Massachusetts communities to make assistance, resources, and quality supports available to those that need them. This site provides parents and community members with information about resources and services for children.
Subject Sites
PBS offers informative and interactive web-sites for kids, parents, and teachers.
Health and Nutrition
The Grain Chain: This web-site provides a range of materials to support the teaching of children 5 through 16. Focusing on the steps involved in transforming wheat into a wide range of food products (such as bread), this site also investigates wider issues, including healthy eating and cooking. It offers some fantastic printable activities and interactive activities.
The Children's Music Network: A group of music-minded people who “share songs and ideas about children's music, to inspire each other about the empowering ways adults and young people can communicate through music, and to be a positive catalyst for education and community-building through music.”
Songs 4 Teachers: Theme related songs, poems, and activities. Many of them are free.
Assistive Technology
Special Education Technology, British Columbia: The SET-BC web-site provides helpful and wonderful information on assistive technology. It is an excellent resource for information, downloadable visual supports, curriculum and accessible books.
Assistive Technology Training Online Project: ATTO provides excellent information on assistive technology including basic information, tutorials, and a fantastic list of other great web-sites.