Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Martha's Vineyard 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

Alternatives to Discipline and Suspension 05/16/24

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


Caregiver to Caregiver (C2C) Respite Network Orientation: 05/16/2024

Caregiver to Caregiver (C2C) Respite Network Orientation The Caregiver to Caregiver Respite Network is designed to connect caregivers of children with specialized support needs to provide and receive respite (a break from caregiving). This program is the first of its kind and is only offered to Massachusetts

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Beverly 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

Effective Communication

Host: Gardner Public Schools 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 attend through

Social Emotional Learning

Host: Springfield International Charter School This presentation provides an introduction to social emotional learning. We will dive into what social emotional learning is, why it is important, and what it looks like in different contexts We will also discuss how social emotional learning is applied in the

RTSC Online Orientation Training 05/18/24

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