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

Event Series Family Engagement: Reframing Academy

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

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

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

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