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Events

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Northampton 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Canton 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

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: Arlington SEPAC 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 of majority,

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Wilmington 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

CANCELLED: Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Brockton Arc 1250 West Chestnut Street, Brockton

Host: The Arc of Greater Brockton 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

Commission on Disability, Newton SEPAC and Federation for Children with Special Needs Present Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Online Event

Newton Commission On Disability Mental Health Subcommittee & Newton SEPAC, courtesy of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, present a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary film Resilience. The film will be followed by a discussion with Renee Marchant, Psy.D of NESCA and Mary-Beth Landy,

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

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

Free

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: South Hadley 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

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: Spencer-East Brookfield 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Needham 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Frontier Regional & Union 38 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


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