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

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

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

SESP Zoom Support Meeting

Zoom

SESP  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

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