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Events

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 Mary-Beth Landy at mlandy@fcsn.org or (617)-399-8341.

POSTPONED Bullying: What Parents Need to Know – New Date 10/28

Brockton Arc 1250 West Chestnut Street, Brockton

Host: The Arc of Greater Brockton This workshop has been postponed until October 28 at 6pm. 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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Bedford 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

Family Connections with Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Deputy Commissioner of DESE

Online Event

REGISTER HERE Join us for the opportunity to ask questions related to special education in Massachusetts. This event will be presented in 7 languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, ASL, and English. Presenter: Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Senior Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: HMEA's 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

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

Free

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Andover 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

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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Old Rochester 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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Amesbury 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


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