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PCTI Annual Schedule/Locations

Most  PCTIs are held once weekly for 9-weeks in various locations across Massachusetts.  For those unable to commit to a class of that length, it is offered in June in a one-week condensed,  intensive format. Locations  change yearly and are established over the summer for the upcoming school year.

We recommend that PCTI attendees have some familiarity with special education procedures.  A list of free workshops presented by the Federation can be found here:  http://fcsn.org/ptic/workshops/schedule

Pre-Registration is required, no walk-in registration permitted.  


Classes often fill completely:  we recommend registering early.  Preference will be given to youth with disabilities and family members of children with special needs who have registered at least a month before the class begins. 

Attendance on Day 1 of class is required.  Register ONLY if you can attend the first day.


Fall, 2017:  Holyoke, Wednesdays, 9:00 – 3:30, September 20 – November 15 (snow date is November 29), at The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, 537 Northampton St.

Fall, 2017:  Framingham, Wednesdays, 9:30 – 4:00, October 4 – December 6  (no class during Thanksgiving week) at Plymouth Church in Framingham, 87 Edgell Rd.

Winter, 2018:  Boston, Tuesdays, from 9:30 – 4:00, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6,13,27, and March 13 and 20 (snow date March 27) at The Federation for Children with Special Needs, the Schrafft Center, Suite 1M3, 529 Main St. Charlestown.

Spring, 2018:  Brockton, Wednesdays, from 9:30 – 4:00, March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, 23 at the Brockton Area ARC, 1250 W. Chestnut St.


Registration is not yet open for the following PCTI:   Summer, 2018: Central Massachusetts – Dates time and location TBA.