Families as Partners in the IEP Process

John J. Ahern Middle School 111 Mechanic Street, Foxborough, MA, United States

FCSN and the Foxborough Public Schools are hosting an intensive training for families. Delve into the new IEP form and learn skills families can apply as active partners in the IEP process. Session Topics: The New IEP Form Crafting Effective Student/Parent Concerns Advancing Your Student’s Voice Throughout

RTSC Online Orientation Training 05/06/24

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


Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Athol-Royalston 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: Fall River Public Schools This presentation was developed to help families gain a deeper understanding of the current 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

Positive Solutions for Families: Train the Trainer May Cohort

Online Event

An offering for early childhood educators and professionals Through a grant provided by the Department for Elementary and Secondary Education, the Federation for Children with Special Needs is offering a FREE ten-hour training for educators and professionals interested in offering the Positive Solutions for Families program to families in their school. Learn

Basic Rights: Transition Planning

Host: Braintree Public Schools 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

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Revere Public Schools This 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

May Networking Series


Are you a: RTSC Special Education Surrogate Parent, PCTI trained Parent Consultant, or SEPAC Officer? Join us for a FREE opportunity to network, brought to you by Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC), Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), and MassPAC programs of the Federation for Children

P2P Listening & Learning Training


Become a volunteer Support Parent today! The Family TIES Parent to Parent Program (P2P) builds a bridge of connection between parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and complex medical needs who would like to talk with someone who understands their situation. We are actively recruiting new