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

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical 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

Event Series Connecting YOU(th)

Connecting YOU(th)

Online

A monthly Zoom for young adults, by young adults Connecting YOU(th) is a monthly get-together for teens and young adults with disabilities. Every second Tuesday of the month, we have a topic for discussion, and we're always changing and growing in response to what participants want to

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Carlisle Public Schools 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