AR-PAC: Athol-Royalston Parent Advisory Council & LINKS


The Athol-Royalston Parent Advisory Council (AR-PAC)  is created by and for the parents and friends of students with special needs.

Everyone is welcome to ask questions, make suggestions, take on a project or simply listen.

AR-PAC usually meets every third Tuesday of the month from 9:30 – 10:30 at the ACES Community Room.  Contact Angela Wentz for more information (


Pupil Services Department:  Located at Athol- Royalston Middle School, 1062 Pleasant St., Athol

Administrative Assistant:  Diane Billingham 978-249-2403

Director of Pupil Services: Kathryn Clark  978-249-2403



Massachusetts Dept. of Education – Special Education/Pupil Services

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

ASHA – American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

Autism Resource Central

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

Federation for Children with Special Needs – Health and Human Services Division for the Blind

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing


North Quabbin regional resources:

North Quabbin Community Coalition


Additional family links:

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Resources for Military Families
Moving with Special Needs Kids
Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids
Academic Accommodation Resources
Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids

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