Age 22-26

Were you or a family member:    Born between March 10, 1998 and September 1, 2001?    Enrolled in special education until age 22? You may be eligible for: Contact Us: dbaker@fcsn.org or (617) 236-7210 x335 Extra Help May Be Available for Young Adults Ages 22-26 through  "CoordinatedRead more

Planning a Life Conferences 2023

Planning a Life Conferences 2023 Planning a Life (PAL) is a two-day transition conference for parents, caregivers, and professionals working with postsecondary transition-age youth (14 -22). PAL can provide parents and professionals with useful skills and information necessary to support youth as they prepare for full, productiveRead more

Resources for Military Families

Resources for Military Families
Presenters: Lindsey Dablow, MIC3 Training and Operations Associate; Laurel Wironen, School Liaison Program Manager at Hanscom AFB; and Shana Wickham, EFMP-Family Support Coordinator What is a School Liaison? Exceptional Family Member Program Compact 101 Back to School Toolkit from Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) The Military Child Education CoalitionRead more

Considering a Placement Change?

Special Education Placement Options What is Available By Law Range of Educational Placements About Private Placements Considering a Placement Change? Coping with Placement Parent Stories Additional Resources About Us Considering a Placement Change? When the child’s educational team agrees that a child is not making effective progressRead more

STudents Are Ready (STAR) Needs Assessments

STudents Are Ready (STAR) Needs Assessments
The Federation's Workforce Success Initiative, STudents Are Ready (STAR) program, will identify and address challenges transition-age students and families face when considering employment after high school. Want to give your input? Here are the service areas and more. Eligibility Requirements and Target Population We need to hearRead more

DESE Indicator Meetings 2023

High Expectations for All Students! Learn about the Federal Indicators for Special Education. Each session will take place 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - All groups will provide interpretation in ASL, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. Register Thursday, January 11, 2024 Indicator 3 -  AssessmentRead more

NextGen Careers Initiative

NextGen Careers Initiative
The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) has partnered up with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to bring a special program provided by MRC for young adults with disabilities who are 18-30 years old to help them explore the world of work and discover a careerRead more

Ways to Give

Ways to Give
The Annual Campaign for the FCSN is the core of our fundraising program. Annual gifts support the current organization’s year’s operations and all aspects of programs and services not covered by state and federal funding. Your generosity helps fulfill our mission to provide information, support, and assistanceRead more