Transition Evaluation and Planning Training 04/02/24

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

Caregiver to Caregiver (C2C) Respite Network Orientation: 04/02/2024

Caregiver to Caregiver (C2C) Respite Network Orientation The Caregiver to Caregiver Respite Network is designed to connect caregivers of children with specialized support needs to provide and receive respite (a break from caregiving). This program is the first of its kind and is only offered to Massachusetts

Positive Solutions for Families: Train the Trainer April Cohort

Online Event

An offering for early childhood educators and professionals Through a grant provided by the Department for Elementary and Secondary Education, the Federation for Children with Special Needs is offering a FREE ten-hour training for educators and professionals interested in offering the Positive Solutions for Families program to families in their school. Learn

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Dracut Public Schools This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the current 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

Developmental Trauma Training 04/03/24

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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Westport Public Schools This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the current 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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Littleton 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

Event Series Connecting YOU(th)

Connecting YOU(th)

Online

A monthly Zoom for young adults, by young adults Connecting YOU(th) is a monthly get-together for teens and young adults with disabilities. Every second Tuesday of the month, we have a topic for discussion, and we're always changing and growing in response to what participants want to

CANCELLED Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Triton 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 do

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Wachusett Regional School District This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the current 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the current 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

RTSC Online Orientation Training 04/10/2024

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

April Networking Series

Online

Are you a: RTSC Special Education Surrogate Parent, PCTI trained Parent Consultant, or SEPAC Officer? Join us for a FREE opportunity to network, brought to you by Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC), Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), and MassPAC programs of the Federation for Children

Section 504 Plans

Host: Springfield International Charter School 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/tZYudOuvrD8tGNAQ0MRrFL6CjFforxKTRFAK Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include your meeting

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District 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