Prior recorded webinars on topics
bullying diversity, inclusion and transition.
Special Education Surrogate Parents make educational decisions for students in Massachusetts whose parents are unknown or unavailable. They meet with their assigned student or observe them in the classroom, receive all progress reports and report cards and attend IEP meetings as an acting surrogate parent.
The mission of the RTSC at the Federation is to ensure that every child in state custody receives the educational supports they need to succeed. We strive to meet this goal by recruiting volunteers from across the state and providing them with the training and support they need to be effective Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs).
If you want to serve Massachusetts youth at risk by becoming an SESP, send us an application today!
Understanding Psychological Assessment
Prior recorded webinars on topics such as
SESPs in Action
Real-life experiences from SESPs working to make a difference in their students’ lives
Curtis Hartman has been a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for eleven years. "It's continually intellectually provocative," he says.
RTSC Newsline Articles
Quarterly Federation publications on topics relevant to our volunteers
Emily Gaudette, Recruitment Training and Support Center (RTSC) The second annual conference for Special Education