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Conference Information

The APPLE Institute is a free, 2-day in-person training program to help parent leaders and special education administrative personnel build collaborative leadership skills and increase parent involvement in their districts.

NOTE: This training program has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Space for the conference is limited to 5 teams, each team consisting of three parents and two school district members –  special education administrator, school committee member or other staff. As part of the application, each team must submit a District Letter of Commitment, dated and signed by their Superintendent.

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The APPLE Institute is presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs and MassPAC, with support from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office).