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Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI)

Mature Students In Further Education Class With Teacher

The PCTI is an intensive training program designed to provide parents and professionals with a solid foundation in special education laws, procedures, and related subjects. The training consists of 40-hours of classroom instruction including, among others, the following topics:

  • Basic Rights in Special Education
  • IEP Development
  • Writing Measurable IEP Goals
  • Introduction to the Transition Planning Process
  • IDEA and MGL c 71B legislative history and implementation
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Effective Progress
  • Discipline and Suspension
  • Assessments, including Neuropsychological and Academic
  • Section 504
  • Child Behavioral Health Services (CBHI)
  • Mass Health Eligibility
  • Families and Culture
  • Building Parent/Professional Partnerships
  • Effective Communication
  • Program Quality Assurance (PQA) Complaints
  • Mediation
  • BSEA Appeals

Presenters include Federation staff, attorneys, and experts in the field of special education, representatives from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA), among others.

Participants who complete the PCTI receive a Certificate of Attendance.