Resources for Parents

The following is a list of professionals I have worked with and who I personally recommend:

Special Education Parent Attorneys:

  • Tim Sindelar
    Law Office of Tim Sindelar
    55 Chapel Street Suite 301
    Newton, MA 02458
    617 431 1201
    617 431 5905 fax
    (formerly of Disability Law Center)
  • Daniel S. Perlman
    Law Office of Daniel S. Perlman, LLC
    42 Davis Road (Suites 3 & 4)
    Acton, MA 01720
    (978) 274-7101
    (978) 451-4434 (fax)
    www.specialeducationattorney.com
    www.perlmanlegal.com
    (formerly of Mass Advocates for Children)
  • James Baron
    (licensed in MA and NH), also holds special education degree
    395 Totten Pond Road
    Suite 101
    Waltham, MA 02451
    jbaron@lawbaron.com
    781-209-1166
    http://www.lawbaron.com/

Neuropsychologists:

  • Heather Veague, Ph.D
    Benton & Veague
    146A Lincoln Road
    Lincoln, MA 10773
    781-257-5185
    www.bentonveague.com
    AGES 7-22
  • Alexis Kovacs, Psy.D.
    Developmental Neuropsychologist
    Pediatric Psychological Services
    400 Hunnewell Street, Suite 1B
    Needham, MA 02494
    phone/fax: (781)-898-0127
    www.pediatricpsychologicalservices.com
    Specializes in young children, autism expert
  • Jeffrey Drayer, Ph.D.
    Licensed Psychologist/Developmental Neuropsychologist
    555 Washington Street, Suite #5
    Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482
    (781) 237-1174 (Office)
    (781) 237-1768 (Fax)
    email: jdrayer@drjeffdrayer.com
    website: www.drjeffdrayer.com
    learning disabilities expert
  • Mariela Vargas-Irwin, BCBA-D, Ph.D
    Doctorate BCBA and Neuropsychologist
    Applied Behavioral Learning Services
    109 Oak Street, Ground level
    Newton, MA 02046
    Email: info@ablspartners.org
    Phone: 617-467-4136

Speech and Language Pathologists and Reading Assessments:

Kristen Mallett, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Speciality in Reading
617-359-9389
km@seacoastslp.com  (Newburyport)

BCBA/Social Skills Groups/Therapies – Exceptional Independent FBAs, School Program Assessments, and Groups:

    • Applied Behavioral Learning Services
      109 Oak Street, Ground level
      Newton, MA 02046
      Mariela Vargas-Irwin, Executive Director
      Email: info@ablspartners.org
      Phone: 617-467-4136
    • ARISE Consulting Service, Inc.
      Kevin Russo, M.A., BCBA, LABA, President
      781-736-7900
      781-736-7902 (fax)
      www.ariseco.com

Child Neurologists:

Kristen Lindgren, MD, PhD
Newton Wellesley Hospital, Pediatric Ambulatory Care, 6 South
Trained in administering ADOS
617-243-6585