Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Mount Greylock Regional School District 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 what to

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: HMEA's Autism Resource Central 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 prepare for the transition planning meeting, the age

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Triton Regional School District 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

Turning 3 Essentials

Host: Andover Public Schools 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 up to

MCAS: Access & Achievement for Students with Disabilities

Host: Granby Public Schools Introduces the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and how children with disabilities can participate in meaningful ways in MCAS. Please sign up to attend through our Zoom registration link: https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqduGorT8jGNWuuKGip0IJuYQNDySVNJNE Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include your meeting link

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Dracut Public Schools 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 what to do when

Section 504 Plans

Host: Belmont 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/tZ0qdumpqzwiE9KiPtkMYRSUlGmGh8e15K-G Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include your meeting link

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

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 Training for Caregivers

Online Event

This training will offer a systematic approach to looking at Developmental Childhood Trauma as it impacts our students in the child welfare system. This interactive training will study trauma’s effects on the academic and social/emotional learning of a student and the impact on their IEP. This training

Free

Effective Communication

Host: Billerica Public Schools Describes how to be an effective communicator, why effective communication with the school is important, summarizes the methods of communication, how to establish effective communication with the school and parent’s procedural due process rights for resolving disputes Please sign up to attend through

MCAS: Access & Achievement for Students with Disabilities

Host: Groton Dunstable Regional School District Introduces the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and how children with disabilities can participate in meaningful ways in MCAS. Please sign up to attend through our Zoom registration link: https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdOmpqDsjE9YUhcNH3tCbwcH-iEBdg6pA Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include your

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Maynard 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

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Arlington 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

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Reading 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