Become a Special Education Decision-Maker for a Child in State Custody
Volunteers, known as Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs), serve as appointed educational special decision-makers for students in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). SESP volunteers have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend special education team meetings, approve or reject IEPs, and, if necessary, file a complaint or appeal. SESPs spend about 30-40 hours a year volunteering their time.
In this Orientation Training, you will learn about the role of a SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning, and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP.
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of the training. The training will start on time and we will not be able to admit attendees after the training starts. In the event that you cannot make it on time, please email us at email@example.com and sign up for the next Orientations.
For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 399-8342.