Listening and Learning Support Parent Training

Online Event

Become a volunteer Support Parent today! The Family TIES Parent-to-Parent Program (P2P) builds a bridge of connection between parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and complex medical needs who would like to talk with someone who understands their situation. We are actively recruiting new volunteers who

Free

Trauma for Caregivers

Online Event

Developmental Childhood Trauma Training for Caregivers Are you raising a child with a history of trauma? Are you looking for a better understanding of the “why” of their challenges? The Recruitment, Training, and Support Center for Special Education Surrogate Parents is offering their Developmental Childhood Trauma Training

Free

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Dracut Public Schools Our new presentation addresses what a bully is; the school’s legal obligation to prevent and address bullying; some strategies and tools for dealing with bullying; and how to address bullying in the IEP. We welcome both parents and professionals to join us for

Section 504 Plans

Host: Woburn Public Schools Explains 504 Plans, who qualifies, what it contains, and the major differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP. Please sign up to attend through our Zoom registration link: https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceGtrj4oG9GVci5AJrR_C7XrW8N7M3RQ Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include your meeting link

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Harvard Public Schools This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the IEP document. We will talk about why it is important, how it is developed and the different sections of the document. Further discussion will focus on what types of services

RTSC Online Orientation Training

Online Event

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

Free

RTSC Online Orientation Training

Online Event

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

Free

Transition Planning Training

Online Event

This presentation provides an understanding of the transition planning process, including why transition planning is important, services that could be included, who is eligible, student and parent/SESP roles in transition planning, and the role of student’s vision.  We will discuss how to prepare for a transition planning

Free

Turning 3 Essentials

Host: Hope Health Pediatric Palliative Care Network Explains the differences between early intervention and special education, the transition planning conference, the special education procedures including referral, evaluation, the Team meeting, eligibility determination, services, goals, placement, response options, and parent’s procedural due process rights for resolving disputes. Please

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Weymouth Public Schools This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the IEP document. We will talk about why it is important, how it is developed and the different sections of the document. Further discussion will focus on what types of services

RTSC Online Orientation Training

Online Event

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

Free

Turning 3 Essentials

Host: Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project Explains the differences between early intervention and special education, the transition planning conference, the special education procedures including referral, evaluation, the Team meeting, eligibility determination, services, goals, placement, response options, and parent’s procedural due process rights for resolving disputes. Please sign

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Tantasqua Regional - Union 61 School Districts This presentation is a comprehensive introduction into special education laws and procedures. We will delve into the purpose of the law, referrals, evaluations, and the team meeting process including determining eligibility.  Further discussion will focus on services, placement, and

POSTPONED Basic Rights: Transition Planning

This workshop is postponed. A new date is TBA. Host: Salem Public Schools This presentation addresses the planning involved when a student is of transition age. The importance of planning, the roles of both parent/guardian and student and the student’s post-secondary vision. We will discuss how to

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: HMEA Autism Resource Central This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the IEP document. We will talk about why it is important, how it is developed and the different sections of the document. Further discussion will focus on what types of