Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Host: Quabbin 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

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Taunton 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

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Billerica 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

SESP Zoom Support Meeting

Zoom

SESP  Zoom Meeting All SESPs are welcome. This will be an open zoom meeting format with RTSC support staff facilitating conversations around general questions that are common among Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs). For questions, contact us at rtsc@fcsn.org.  

FREE

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

Social Emotional Learning

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 classroom and the IEP. Please

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Host: Westwood 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

Listening and Learning Support Parent Training

Online Event

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 volunteers who

Free

Aprender y liderar a través de ELPAC

Zoom

¡Todas las familias son importantes! Les invitamos a un próximo taller sobre las oportunidades de apoyo, aprendizaje y liderazgo disponibles para las familias a través de nuestro Consejo Asesor (Consejo Asesor de Padres de Estudiantes del Idioma Ingles —ELPAC (por sus siglas en Ingles). Haga clic aquí

Trauma for Caregivers

Online Event

Developmental Childhood Trauma Training for Caregivers Are you raising a child with a history of trauma? Are you looking for a better understanding of the “why” of their challenges? The Recruitment, Training, and Support Center for Special Education Surrogate Parents is offering their Developmental Childhood Trauma Training

Free

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Host: Dracut 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

Family Engagement: Reframing Academy

Zoom

Change the way people think about Family Engagement.  This intensive seminar offers research-backed communication strategies that build awareness and support for equity-driven and coordinated family engagement. The Massachusetts Reframing Academy will take place through four interactive virtual sessions, ten online training modules, and completion of a course