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Down Syndrome Folklore Latino Dance Troupe Dancers
Celebrating Every Child Gala: May 17, 2019
Location: Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston MA

  • Silent auction with an assortment of goods and services
  • Volunteer opportunities available
  • Advertising space in our Program Book
  • Photos and video from 2018

RTSC’s Making a Difference Conference: November 2019
Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W | Marlborough, MA | 01752
Making a Difference is the Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC) for Special Education Surrogate Parents’ (SESPs) annual statewide conference, presenting a range of topics related to the education and support of students. This conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees to learn and network with each other, child welfare professionals, and RTSC staff.


Planning a Life conferencePlanning a Life Conference
Location: Federation for Children with Special Needs, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 | Boston, MA | 02129
This two-day transition planning conference features information and resources for families, educators, and professionals.

  • Create a Vision for life beyond High School
  • Transition Laws
  • Transition assessments
  • MA Transition Planning Form and IEP goals
  • Post-secondary education and Career pparation
  • Community connections
  • Family involvement

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Visions of Community Conference
Workshops on: special education, special health care needs, early childhood, transition planning, and more!

  • Sessions in English, Español, Português, 中文 (Chinese), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole), and عربى (Arabic)
  • Exhibition hall with vendors and service providers from across Massachusetts
  • Networking opportunities with other families and professionals
  • Special programming for youth ages 14-22
  • View photos from 2018