Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE)


The mission of Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education is to support, educate, empower and inspire parents to be better advocates for their children, more specifically, their children with special needs in schools, in health care, and in the community.

Support Programs

Family advocacy programs to build resilience in children and their parents

Family Support Services

School Based Services

Tech Awareness Program

Health Services

COVID-19 Information and Support Program

Community Role

Building a movement of parents of children with intellectual disabilities and autism to understand the symptoms and accept potential therapy methods to improve the lives of their children, to stand up and advocate within their own Somali society to be a part of the community and stop the shaming, the shunning, and the internal discrimination going on in order to learn how to take control of their environment to improve the access to quality services available for them and their children.

News & Events


Celebrating our first cohort for our Health Literacy class.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the team of the Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE).

We hosted an event to discuss about alternatives to guardianship and the guardianship process.

It was an honor to attend Untold Stories 2022 with The Lenny Zakim Fund! Sharing stories with one another is one of …

Boston’s Mayor Michelle Wu recognized our service to the Somali community during the COVID-19 pandemic!

We hosted an event to promote parent engagement and advocacy strategies during the back-to-school season! Attendees learned how to talk to teachers …