Resources

The External Resources link provides resources available that are not connected to the Winchester Public Schools. This section grows organically from input from readers like you. Please note that the WinPAC does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on any third-party website listed on this site. In addition, the WinPAC does not endorse any of the informational content appearing on third-party websites or any of the providers listed on the WinPAC website. The WinPAC merely provides a list of organizations available to families. It is up to you to do your own diligence and research.

School Committee Presentations​

WinPAC memos​

 

WPS Documents

 

WINPAC Board and Volunteer Position Descriptions

Neuropsych Assessments

  • Ann Brochin, PhD: http://www.annbrochin.com/

  • Neuropsych Assessments of Greater Boston 6179345364 *Takes Insurance!

  • Robyn Glover, MD in Watertown drrobynglover.com

  • Karen Bekken in Lexington/Bedford

  • ILD Institute for Learning and Development in Lexington

  • Joseph Moldover, PhD in Wellesley

  • ICCD Integrated Center for Child Development in Newton and Canton *takes most insurance

  • MGH LEAP Learning and Emotional Assessment Program *very very long wait times, takes most insurance

  • Nathan Doty, PhD Achieve New England in Concord

  • Lynn Chachkes in Wellesley

  • Boston Neuropsychological Services bostonneuropsych.com 7815598444

  • Cambridge Health Alliance Child and Adolescent Care

 

SpEd Attorneys​

Psychologists

  • Erika Lally, Center Psychotherapy Winchester erikalally.com, child centered, art, sensory motor, equipment, selfregulation

  • Dr. Debra Rosenblum, Pharmapsychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance

  • Dr Albert (John) Sargent, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist @ Tufts/Floating Hospital for Children’s ADHD Clinic: https://www.youtube.com/embed/O20GoPwp0gA

  • Dr. Karen Levine

  • Rick Irving (may not be taking patients but his talks are recommended)

 

Social Skills Groups

Part Time Employment Opportunities for Teens

  • Brueggers

  • D’Agostinos

  • Market Basket

  • Stop and Shop

  • Catch a Falling Star

 

OT/PT/SPL

  • OTA Wakefield

  • Spaulding in Lexington

 

Dentists

  • Melrose Wakefield Oral Surgery

  • Dr. Carolyn Coppe DMD, Sears Pediatric and Orthodontics in Lexington

  • Dr. Wilson, Winchester Orthodontics on Thomson St

 

Nutrition

  • Roseanne Cutroni, Nutritionist in Arlington

After School Activities

  • Parts and Crafts in Somerville

  • Tom DeFranzo Tae Kwon Do on Church St in Winchester

  • Elite Freestyle, Peaceful Warriors in Woburn

  • Bay State Martial Arts in Cummings Park, Woburn

  • Winchester Community Music School Music and Movement (with Kiko for very young kids) and Melodica and Recorder Classes on Highland Ave in Winchester

  • Music, Guitar and Piano, Medford Music Studio, Laura Bereton, Raleigh Green, medfordmusicstudio.com, 6173087218

  • Music (infants and toddlers/preschool) Mommy and Me for young kids, Groovy Baby Music inline, Laura Sabini

 

Tutor

  • Becky Parkhill, math, in Winchester

 

Transition Resources

  • Autism Housing Pathways, Catherine Boyle

 

Summer Camps

  • ID Tech Camp

  • Fuse Summer Camp in Lexington

  • Camp Starfish

  • MGH Aspire

  • Socialthinkingboston.com

  • Triumph Center: https://triumphcenter.net

 

Developmental Pediatricians

  • Dr. Patricia Davis at ICCD in Newton

 

Executive Function Support

  • Cognitive Connections, Sarah Ward, in Concord 9783695200

Education Advocates

1)   Barbara Ball, EdM MS LICSW

cell:  617 306-3461

fax:   617 542-1542

bball@neuroedservices.com

 

Barbara Ball’s CV is here.  I have a colleague Elizabeth Orlando who works for me and is excellent with 504 plans and Transition planning for HS students.  She can be reached c/o my practice or eorlando@neuroedservices.com

 

2) Rachel Wilson:

wilson.rachel@comcast.net

wilson.eacs@gmail.com 

My office number is 781-369-1394.  Perspective clients are advised to email me first so that we can set up a time to speak- I am rarely in my office!

 

I have been doing advocacy work for the past 18 years.  I have done a great deal of work in Winchester so I know the system well.  I have worked in every school in the district and have had mostly positive outcomes.  I do not specialize in any particular disability or age group although I do particularly enjoy starting my work with a family when their child is young.  

 

I have a Masters in Education from Wheelock.  I participated in the advocacy training run by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and I am a member of the Special Needs Advocacy Network. I was the head of the Lesley Ellis School for 11 years and have worked in various positions including corporate child care and Early Intervention (as a Developmental Educator).  My entire career has been focused on education.

 

3) Sue Carras-Terzakis 
Educational Advocacy Solutions 
North Andover, MA 01845 
Tel. (978) 686-3212 
Web: www.educationaladvocacysolutions.com 
Email: sterzakis@verizon.net

 

I have experience in Winchester in all the schools including elementary, middle and high school.  I deal with ages 3-18 and have especially strong skills in language based learning disabilities (dyslexia).  I work with a variety of disability categories including autism, anxiety and emotional disabilities (bipolar, ODD, trauma etc).  I feel that my relationships with Winchester administration are strong and collaborative.

 

I have helped families with a variety of services including getting their kids on IEPs, making sure the IEP is written in the most appropriate way for the child to make effective progress using the best methodologies and I have outplaced children to out of district programs because Winchester has been unable to meet their needs.

 

I have been a Special Education Advocate for over 16 years.  I have completed the training at the Federation for Children with Special Needs and continue to attend many courses and seminars yearly related to advocacy and special education law. I am an active member of several organizations, which offer ongoing training and support to advocates including the most current changes to regulations and legislation, including SPAN, Wrightslaw and COPPA. 

 

4) Faith M. Morgan B.S. Ed., M.P.P | Educational Advocate, Principal | 617-393-3704| fmorgan@mafamilyandchild.org

Faith M. Morgan Advocacy 
126 Main Street #19
Watertown, MA 02471

 

I’ve been advocating for children and families for over 25 years.  I have a B.S. in Education and a Master’s in Public Policy (focusing in Family/Child Policy such as IDEA) and I am a former teacher and administrator of integrated classrooms. In addition, I have completed  Suffolk Law ALS, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell, Wrightslaw, and  FCSN training (and more) and I am an FSCN trainer. I am also a former SPAN Board member. I do serve the Winchester area and have had cases there in the past.  I work with all ages and disabilities but have specializations in Early Childhood (0-8), SLD and Emotional/behavioral challenges.

 

5) Elizabeth Bostic
Advocate/Parent Consultant 

The Parent Coach LLC
Special Education Advocacy and Consulting
P. O. Box 245  ▪  Reading, MA 01867

617 592 3852 (office)  ▪  781 209 5956 (fax)

ebostic@theparentcoachllc.com  ▪  www.theparentcoachllc.com

 

My last case in WPS was for a child with a learning disability. I’ve been advocating for 13 years now and have successfully represented students of all ages with all types of disabilities.

I am trained through the Federation for Children with Special Needs and am a certified John Maxwell Trainer, Coach and Presenter. I am a previous President of SPaN (Special Needs Advocacy Network), a network of special needs advocates in Massachusetts, as well as a member of the IMPACT: Ability Steering Committee, COPAA (Council for Parent Attorneys and Advocates) and P.I.C.K. (Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus). I was previously a member of the ArcMass board and the Reading Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

 

6) Catherine Smith Mayes

 

I am accepting new clients and my phone number is 781-771-8867, my email is catherinesmayes@aol.com
I am most experienced with working with students on the autism spectrum, across the spectrum, but also work with students with language based learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, and emotional challenges. 


A brief biography:  I have been an advocate for 20 years, ten of those years were spent working at MassAdvocates for Children as the Autism Project Advocate.  I've completed the Federation for Children with Special Needs ParentAdvocacy training, and also completed the Advanced Advocacy Training SEEP training. I was one of 16 advocates in Massachusetts chosen to participate in the SEEP advanced training program at the Federation for Children with Special Needs.  My resume includes a number of trainings/workshops I've attended, as well as workshops where I was the presenter.  Although a majority of my caseload is with students on the Autism Spectrum, I also have significant experience working for families with students with language based learning disabilities, ADHD and ADD, and emotional challenges.  

 

7) Jennie DunKley is a 19+ year veteran special education consultant and advocate. She is a senior trainer for the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) workshops in Basic Rights; IEP Development; Learning Styles; and Transition. She has taught “ASD and the Law” for Massachusetts Autism Endorsement candidates and presents her own workshops, including the Four Fs of Function; Positive Parenting; Translating Neuropsychs into Functional and Measurable IEPs; Multiple Learning Styles; and ASD Transition IEPs, to educators, advocates, evaluators and parent groups. She received advocacy training though William & Mary Law School’s ISEA Clinic; Suffolk University Law School, Center for Advanced Legal Studies; FCSN; Wrightslaw and the OSEP/COPAA SEAT (Special Education Advocacy Training) program, which included a practicum at the Massachusetts Disability Law Center. Jennie initiated and developed SPaN programs such as the School Fair, the Same Side of the Table and the SPaN Grant project. In addition to her work on the Board of SPaN, she serves as an Advisory Committee member for SpedEx and on AANE’s Conference Committee. Jennie is a past Chair of the Massachusetts Special Education Advisory Council (SAC) where she also served as a parent representative.

 

 

 

Jennie H. DunKley
JDK Communications: Special Education Consulting

9 Meetinghouse Lane, South Easton, MA 02375

Email: jenniedunkley@gmail.com

Phone: (508) 230-7357 / Fax: (888) 274 3903

 

8) Cynthia deAngelis

Cynthia DeAngelis, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant
339-368-0931
cynthia.deangelis@icloud.com

http://cynthiadeangelis.com/

 

I refer to myself as an educational consultant- Advocate. My experience is as a special education teacher, administrator, chairperson and head of school for an out of district special education school. I currently have a diverse caseload and have many with ADHD, Learning disabilities, intellectual impairment, autism and mental health issues, depression, anxiety and school refusal as well as support through post secondary options.  I work in many towns in Massachusetts. 

 

9) Martina Roy “Tina” Lynde
Tel. (617) 965-5549; FAX: (617) 527-9690
11 Stearns Street
Newton, MA 02459
Email: martinalynde@me.com

 

I have worked with several families in Winchester, and all with children who have a variety of special needs and are of various ages. 

(As of June 2018, practice is full)