Connecting YOUth

A monthly Zoom for young adults, by young adults Connecting YOUth is a monthly get-together for teens and young adults with disabilities. Every month we have a topic for discussion, and we're always changing and growing in response to what participants want to happen next. This month,

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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Woburn 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

The Educational Impact of Trauma on Students in DCF Custody and the IEP (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: Dudley-Charlton 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: Longmeadow 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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Carlisle 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

DESE Indicators: Child Find and Early Childhood Transition

Online Event

Child Find and Early Childhood Transition Each session will take place 5:00pm - 6:00pm - All groups will provide interpretation in ASL, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. For more information on the indicators, click here. To change the language of this website and form, click on

Free

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Atlantis Charter School 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

Suspension & Discipline in Special Education

Host: Easthampton Public Schools This presentation describes school responsibilities for discipline, range of consequences for rule violations, difference between suspensions, expulsions and emergency removals, procedures for out of school suspensions and expulsions, and legal protections for students on IEPs. Please sign up to attend through our Zoom

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

照顾者(C2C)暂托网 焦点小组

Online Event

照顾者/C2C暂托网邀请家庭有特殊需求和残障儿童和青少年, 特别是文化和语言多样性家庭,加入我们的焦点小组为这有意义和公平的喘息服务提供您宝贵的意见和建议。  Focus group participants will receive a $10 gift card for their time.  Registration The Federation for Children with Special Needs is funded by grants which require us to collect data. Our registration is confidential and used to ensure we are supporting all communities. We do