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

Seeds for the Future – Skill Training

Seeds for the Future: Skills Training Parents who step to serve on a district group or board may be new to leadership.  Understanding how to use the group's strengths or individual member's skills are key to having an effective group. Educators, administrators, school committee and community membersRead more

Connecting Families: Presenter Bios

Presenter Bios Connecting Families:  A Bill on Parental Notification of Failed Health Screenings: Using Your Experience to Make a Change Audrey Falk, EdD, is the Chair of the Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies in the Winston School of Education at Merrimack College. She is

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Co-design of Parent/Family Leadership Pages

Co-design of Parent/Family Leadership Pages Thank you for being part of our co-design process. As we develop these pages (content and design), we would appreciate your input. Please feel free to submit as many times as you feel are needed. If you are giving feedback on aRead more

2023 Visions of Community Survey

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2023 FCSN Youth Forum Registration

2023 VOC Youth Forum at The Schrafft Center I am registering for the following 2023 Youth Forum session:Please Select:Making the Most of Transition SupportCollege and BeyondVisions of Community Youth Event 2023 Saturday, March 11th - 1 to 4 pm Last Name(Required) First Name(Required) Email(Required) Home Address/Street andRead more

2023 Virtual Visions of Community Registration

2023 Visions of Community Registration We have a full week of exciting and informative presentations leading up to our main conference event on Saturday. Pre-conference events and networking sessions are available for everyone to attend during the week.  The Federation for Children with Special Needs is funded

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VOC Sponsorship

Visions of Community (VOC) 2023 Celebrating 50 Years of Special Education Revolution A Virtual Conference for Families of Children with Special Needs and the Professionals Who Serve Them Sponsorship Opportunities Gold Sponsor: $5,000 Complimentary Virtual Booth to interact with visitors, upload video and promotional materials Ability to

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