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Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers.


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Coalition for equity, diversity, and disability (CEDD)

The purpose of the Coalition for Equity, Diversity, and Disability (CEDD) is to address the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students with disabilities and their families through interdisciplinary collaboration. 

The goals of the Coalition are varied:

    • To become involved in initiatives that focus on diverse Students with Disabilities (SWD), such as in grants, Teacher Preparation and Inservice Professional Development, and ongoing dialogue, research, and dissemination.
    • To impact opportunity, achievement, and outcomes in programming and services for diverse SWD.
    • To advocate for improved supports and services for diverse SWD.
    • To bring the voices of students, families, and educators in advocating for development and implementation of policy and practices and initiatives impacting diverse SWD.
CEDD Founding members: MABE, MATSOL, Lasell University (Teaching Bilingual Learners with Disability Certificate Program)
CEDD Supporting members: UMASS Boston, UMASS Lowell, MIRA, MA Advocates for Children, Federation for Children with Special Needs, MA Council for Exceptional Children.

June 11, 2020 2-3:00pm

Part One: Advocacy and Meeting the Needs of Bilingual Learners with Disabilities           

Slide Presentation, Breakout Group Padlets, and Resources

May 27, 2020 2-3:00pm 

Concerns about Interpreters and Translators during the Pandemic

Resources on Interpretation and Translation

May 7, 2020 2-3:00pm

English/Multilingual Learners with Disabilities- Teaching and Learning Remotely

Resources on the CEDD Breakout Rooms Padlets Slide Presentation 

November 12, 2020 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Part Two: Advocacy in Pursuit of Social Justice

Slide Presentation, Padlet, and Resources

December 16, 2020

Los niños con discapacidades pueden ser bilingües: La importancia de mantener el idioma de la familia

Hosted by Mass Advocates for Children

in collaboration with MABE Member, Maria Wilson-Portuondo



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Ashland, MA 01721

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