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.

Past Event

Online Open House

June 11, 2020 2-3:00pm

Topic for discussion: Advocacy and Meeting the Needs of Bilingual Learners with Disabilities           

Slide Presentation, Breakout Group Padlets, and Resources

Past Event 

Online Open House

May 27, 2020 2-3:00pm 

Topic for Discussion: Concerns about Interpreters and Translators during the Pandemic

Resources on Interpretation and Translation, including Slide Presentation

Past Event

Online Open House

May 7, 2020 2-3:00pm

Topic for Discussion: English/Multilingual Learners with Disabilities- Teaching and Learning Remotely

Resources on the CEDD, Breakout Rooms Padlets, Slide Presentation 


Multistate Association for Bilingual Education - Northeast



MABE-Northeast, PO Box 281 

Ashland, MA 01721

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