Special Education

* Upcoming Event
join one of our virtual discussions on preparing students with disabilities (SWDs) for college.

The Banacos Academic Center at Westfield State University houses two disability support programs: Disability Services and the Learning Disabilities Program. Founded in 1979, The Learning Disabilities Program is an admission-based program and is available to qualified applicants at no additional cost.

Sessions for High School Personnel
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
12:30 pm
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
11:30 am
Friday, January 21, 2022
12:30 pm
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Sessions for Students and Families
Thursday, January 13, 2022
12:30 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
3:30 pm
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Please email [email protected] or call 413-572-8789 if you have any questions or concerns. I hope to see you at one of the sessions!


The Special Education Department is located in Central Office at Burlington High School.

123 Cambridge St
Burlington, MA 01803

Main Office: 781-270-1822
Fax: 781-270-1990

In accordance with IDEA and Massachusetts Chapter 71B, all public schools must provide special education for children determined to be educationally disabled. The law requires a school district to identify such children from age 3 to 21 years of age. This law applies to all children, including those in non-public schools, pre-schools, and hospital settings. In addition, children of migrant or homeless families are entitled to public education.

Parents or service providers who suspect a child might have an educationally disabling condition are encouraged to contact their child's school. Burlington Public Schools will arrange for the screening and evaluation of any students who are unable to progress effectively in general education because of a disability.

For more detailed information about the policies, procedures, and services available at Burlington Public Schools for special education, please contact Christina Cicolini in the Special Education Office at 781-270-1822.

Special Education Staff