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Special Education and Related Services

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Please join us for our upcoming 2024 Transition Fair. This year’s fair will be held at the High School of Science and Technology. Located in the cafeteria on the second floor of the building. Please see the below flyer (English & Spanish) for more information. 


Date:    Thursday, May 16th from 3:30pm-5:30pm.


Location:        High School of Science and Technology (Cafeteria)
1250 State Street
Springfield Ma, 01109 

Transition Fair 2024 Flyer.pdf 

Seven children, two children in wheelchairs, smiling and looking forward

Please go to the Resources page for links for additional resources




The Department of Pupil Services is comprised of the Special Education, Guidance, Student Support, Alternative Schools, Nursing and Health Services, and Student Attendance Units. Special Education is the largest of all the units in the department and is charged with meeting the educational needs of over 5,000 students with disabilities in the District while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations. The Special Education Department also oversees all related services such as physical/occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and school psychology services, and provides on-going professional development throughout the district to teachers and staff. Other compliance issues relevant to the Office of Civil Rights are also handled through the Pupil Services Department.

 The lower level of the PACE Center is not accessible for some persons with physical impairments.  Individuals with disabilities may contact Jeffrey Welch, Senior Administrator of the PACE Center at 413-787-6959 ext. 49840 with questions or to request accommodation.  


 This website will be updated periodically.  


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Department Info

Department Head:

Dr. Marisa McCarthy, Executive Officer of Special Education and Related Services


413-787-7100, 55690


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Central Office
1550 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103



Four students standing on right, three students on left, one in wheelchair and one seated on chair, looking at white board in center
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