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Welcome to Family Ties!

A Network For Families & Professionals Supporting Children & Youth With Special Needs

1-800-905-TIES (8437)


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Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs - just like you, we are caring for our children and aim to light your way.

“Our Parent to Parent Program" offers Listening & Learning training to become a valued volunteer Support Parent. Every parent can share their experience and wisdom gained from caring for your child with special needs. Becoming a Support Parent is easy! Contact our P2P Coordinator and learn more today!”

Email: P2P@fcsn.org

Becoming A Support Parent is easy! Contact Gloria and learn more today!

The Family TIES Parent-to-Parent Program is a proud Alliance Member of the P2PUSA network. The P2PUSA Leadership Institute brought together P2P programs from 30 states plus 1 national organization. Thanks to our Support Parents who have accepted Matches from across the country. Together, we make a difference!

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health needs to hear from families,as they develop programs to meet your needs. Please consider today becoming a Family TIES advisor!

WHAT DO YOU NEED? Community contacts, after-school or summer camps, workshops? Contact your Regional Coordinator to learn more, or call 800-905-TIES (8437) and tell us more.

Support Groups Listings are in the Information & Resources section of this website. If you want help to find a support group, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Can we help to raise awareness about YOUR support group? Contact Family TIES to be included in our Regional Listings: 1-800-905-TIES (8437).

The DPH Community Support Line offers support for families. Call 800-882-1435 to learn more.

Early Childhood

Does your child have EI services? YES? Then you need to get connected with the Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project !


Health Updates

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are funded by the federal government, as a place for families to learn more about health care and health insurance. That's just one of the resources available through Mass. Family Voices. Visit Massachusetts Family Voices and learn about free topical conference calls!


Words of Thanks

I was feeling desparate until I attended the "Getting Organized" workshop from Family TIES. Now I have my ducks in a row and my child is getting the services she needs

Mother of 8-year-old

How To Start?

Our Family TIES Regional Parent Coordinators are familiar with the resources in your area. You can call our toll-free line, 1-800-905-TIES (8437) or locate your Family TIES Regional Coordinator by clicking here. For callers outside of Massachusetts, call 508-792-7880 Ext. 2337.


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Need to know more on a particular subject? Our Topic Sheets cover the most frequent conversations we have with parents.

  • Autism

  • Complex Medical Needs

  • Emotional Support

  • Grief In Our Lives

  • Living In A New Country

  • Medical Equipment

  • Public Benefits

  • Recreation & Fun

  • Social Skills Groups

  • Special Education PACS

  • Taking Care of You

  • Transition To Adulthood


    Family TIES workshops

    and other activities are available across the state Call our toll-free line, 1-800-905-TIES (8437) to learn how you can be involved. .



    As the Central Directory for Early Intervention in Mass., we manage an online listing of EI programs around the state and help families to find the center closest to you.



    Family TIES of Massachusetts is funded by and collaborates with the Mass. Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition.

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    Family TIES of Massachusetts is funded and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition.