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RTSC Online Orientation Training

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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

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Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: New Heights Charter School Of Brockton 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,

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Blackstone-Millville Regional School District 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

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Innovation Academy Charter School 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

Turning 3 Essentials

Host: Woburn 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Hingham 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

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: West Springfield 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 prepare for the transition planning meeting, the age

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Medway 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Seekonk 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

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Family Engagement: Reframing Academy

Zoom

Change the way people think about Family Engagement.  This intensive seminar offers research-backed communication strategies that build awareness and support for equity-driven and coordinated family engagement. The Massachusetts Reframing Academy will take place through four interactive virtual sessions, ten online training modules, and completion of a course

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Westfield 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Chelmsford 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


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