FCSN // Home

Help Us Find Our Next Executive Director!

As many of you are aware, the Federation’s longtime Executive Director, Rich Robison, has begun the transition to retirement. Former BPS principal Viv Swoboda has been serving handily as Transitional Executive Director since late June, and we have engaged a consulting firm to help recruit our next leader. As such, we have TWO requests for you, our friends and partners!

Support Our Work with Families: Donate Today!


Before this year’s Annual Appeal, we spoke with a Latino family to learn how our work had helped their son, Igor, who has been diagnosed with Autism. Their response was remarkable. Ana Beatriz, Igor’s mother, attended training workshops and took part in our support groups. She gained inspiration, and strength from meeting other parents who shared her struggles. But, she said, “the most important thing the Federation gave me was the opportunity to educate myself about my son’s condition. That changed everything.” We are proud to have helped this family navigate a path through the special education system and secure services for Igor, and we hope you are too. Learn more about their story and donate today!

12/22/18: FCSN at “31 Nights of Light”!


31 Nights of Light 2018
We are proud to announce that FCSN has been chosen to take part in the Prudential Center’s “31 Nights of Light”! On December 22, 2018, we’ll join with friends and supporters to “Flip the Switch” and light the tower GREEN! Sites across the state are joining in, including the Zakim Bridge and Charlestown’s Schrafft Center – and you can join too! Learn more here!

2/7 & 2/8 2019: Planning a Life (Boston)


Planning a Life Conference graphic

Offered three times each year at locations across the state, Planning A Life (PAL) is a two-day Transition planning conference featuring information and resources for families, educators, and professionals. A great way to start thinking about life after high school!
Learn more here!

Introducing fcsn.org/sepo!


Girl and worried mother in office
We are pleased to introduce a new section of our site all about special education placement options! It was developed to help families who feel their child’s needs are not being met in their current setting, especially those who might be considering private or residential placement. Visit fcsn.org/sepo to learn what’s available and what questions to ask.