SPACE

Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE)

Mission

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

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 …

As summer vacation approaches, children and their families will be home together. We want to support our families by giving them FREE …

We hosted an event to celebrate the work of our staff, families, and children before school started! We also gave parents a …

We hosted an event on the impact of COVID-19 on our community and discussed what we can do going forward. After sharing …

We hosted an event where community members were invited to discuss stress. This encouraged an open, honest discussion on sources of stress …