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Events

Section 504 Plans

Host: Granby Special Education Parent Advisory Council 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/tZAtcOuqqD4iGtE40FKCZkwZyIDenTXwCWSU Zoom will confirm your registration by email which will include

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Bedford SEPAC 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 this

Turning 3 Essentials

Host: Thom Charles River Early Intervention 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

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: North Berkshire School Union 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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Innovation Academy Charter School 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: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Burlington 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: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Concord/Concord-Carlisle Public School 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

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: The Arc of Greater Brockton 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

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

Turning 3 Essentials

Host: Meeting Street 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 up to attend


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