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Registration for Visions of Community is OPEN!

Visions of Community (VOC) is FCSN’s annual conference for parents and professionals caring for children with special needs. The day includes intensive workshops on topics such as Autism, IEPs, self-care, and transition planning, offered in English, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. VOC also offers an opportunity for families and professionals to connect – not just with each other, but with the statewide vendors and service providers in our Exhibit Hall.

Earlybird registration (through 2/8/19) is $80/person and $95/person thereafter. PARTIAL scholarships are available – please contact us for more information.

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!

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


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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!


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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.