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

APPLE Curriculum – Check out the Institute Agenda

APPLE Institute Virtual Curriculum Agenda for First Convening of all Teams 9:00am Welcome to APPLE (FCSN Executive Director and DESE) and review of APPLE Objectives 9:10       Introductions - Ice breaker tool (30 minutes) 9:40       Mutual Agreements (5 minutes) and Introduction to Progressive Stacking (5 minutes) 9:50       Pre-LearningRead more

Branch Out – Grow Your Group

Branch Out: Grow your Group In 2009, the Federation worked with The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) to document the experiences of Massachusetts’ school districts that participated in the Advancing Parent Professional Leadership in Education (A.P.P.L.E.) Institutes from 2005-2009.  Research surveys and interviews with parents of childrenRead more

Core Questions

Core Questions: FAQ Q. What does APPLE stand for? A. The Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in Education (APPLE) project was originally funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to develop leadership skills of parents individually and within their communities.  For a short background about

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