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Events

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Waltham SEPAC 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 you

Listening & Learning Support Parent Training

Online Event

Become a volunteer support parent today! The Family TIES Parent-to-Parent Program brings together families who would like to talk with someone who understands their situation. We are actively recruiting new volunteers who have children under the age of ten and parents who are bilingual to join our

Free

Trauma Training for SESPs

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
Recurring

Charla de la comunidad latina de FCSN

Charla de la comunidad latina de FCSN (Ruth de la Cruz Coordinadora del Grupo de Padres Latinos de FCSN, nos reunimos el primer jueves de cada mes para traer actualizaciones de los proyectos de FCSN, responder preguntas y a veces aprovechar la oportunidad para hacer capacitaciones o

Free

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Acton-Boxborough SEPAC 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 are

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

SESP Weekly Check-In

Online Event

SESP Weekly Zoom Meeting All SESPs are welcome. This will be an open zoom meeting format with RTSC support staff facilitating conversations around general questions that are common among Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs). For questions, contact us at rtsc@fcsn.org.

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

Section 504 Plans

Host: Harvard SEPAC 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/tZwof-uorjgtEt3qUsM9b6PienqnRw0An2ot Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include your meeting link to

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Auburn Public Schools SEPAC 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Ayer Shirley Regional School SEPAC 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


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