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

Discipline and Suspension Training

Online Event

This training describes different types of disciplinary offenses, the school responsibilities for discipline, range of consequences for rule violations, the difference between suspensions, expulsions, and emergency removals, different categories of suspensions, procedures for out of school suspensions and expulsions, and legal protections for students on IEPs including

Free

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

Effective Communication

Host: Old Rochester Regional School District Describes how to be an effective communicator, why effective communication with the school is important, summarizes the methods of communication, how to establish effective communication with the school and parent’s procedural due process rights for resolving disputes. Please sign up to

Caregiver to Caregiver Respite Network Info Session

Online Event

  What Is Caregiver to Caregiver/C2C Respite Network? Join our 30 minute presentation about this innovative respite program, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Who should attend? Massachusetts families of children and youth with disabilities and specialized support needs ages birth to 26, as well as professionals

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

POSTPONED – Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

This workshop is postponed and a new date is to be announced. Host: Pioneer Valley Regional School District 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

Winter 8-Week PCTI Starts!

The Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI) is an intensive training program designed to provide all families and professionals with a solid foundation in special education laws and procedures. Participants have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, network with each other, and become part of