A strong home-school relationship, through ongoing communication and collaboration, is a critical and essential part of the student's success.


Welcome to our website.  ACCEPT is a regional non-profit educational organization founded in 1974 to promote excellence and innovation in educational practice for school districts in MetroWest.*  Our mission is to use the collective power of member school districts and community resources to provide a wide range of exceptional programs and services that maximize the potential of students, their families, educators and communities. We are the provider of first choice for innovative, high quality programs and services that meet our students' and member districts' evolving educational needs. Our major services include special education programs for students with moderate to severe needs, specialized transportation, home-based services and Medicaid and E-rate reimbursement, behavioral and educational consultation, professional development and technology services. 
ACCEPT Guiding Principles
  • Respect for diversity and human differences
  • Best practices
  • Continuous improvement
  • Open and honest communication
  • Integrity
Focus on the Individual
The driving force for all of the ACCEPT’s educational programs is an absolute commitment to provide every student an opportunity to maximize his or her potential. ACCEPT fosters an educational environment that allows individuals to achieve success. The result is improved levels of student achievement, independence and participation in the community.

Trusted Partners
The effective education of uniquely challenged individuals requires the coordinated effort of many people and organizations. Over the years, ACCEPT has established trusted partnerships with students, educators, parents and other supporting community resources. The individual success of every student requires the cooperative efforts of their families, their educators and their communities. ACCEPT’s services are all designed to support this educational infrastructure.
It is a true honor to serve as the Executive Director for one of the finest educational collaboratives in Massachusetts.  We hope our Website provides a glimpse into who we are and what we do; please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

*ACCEPT is an educational service agency organized according to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 4e and 501 c (3) for tax exempt status. We are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the Superintendents from 15 school districts including: Ashland, Dover, Dover/Sherborn, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, South Middlesex Regional/Vocational District, Sudbury