Amego History

Amego has paved the way for the development of services for all individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Our work began before Massachusetts landmark Chapter 766 special education legislation.  Amego's story begins with one adolescent diagnosed with autism whose parents refused to accept an institutional placement.  In 1971, the Sangree Stokes family founded Amego.

Amego's work continues by:

  • Serving those with the most difficult challenges;
  • Providing educational opportunities with the premise that all can learn;
  • Focusing on the strengths of relationships, families and community.

Amego continues to serve our very first student and the first adult diagnosed with autism to receive state funding in Massachusetts.

 

Katharine Sangree and Henry Stokes
Our Founders, Our Mentors, Our Friends

Katharine’s commitment, energy and enthusiasm remained with Amego until her passing in 2008.