Making a Difference Conference

Making a Difference Conference
RTSC Home Page Conference Overview Sponsorship Opportunities 10th Annual RTSC Making a Difference Conference Tuesday, November 16, 2021 The Making a Difference conference provides a wonderful opportunity for Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs), Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers, Educators, Child Welfare Providers, Community Partners and Others to experience aRead more

Special Education Laws and Regulations

Special Education Laws and Regulations

Laws/Regulations Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Massachusetts Special Education Regulations Chapter 71B Children with Special Needs (Massachusetts) Trainings Understanding Basic Rights In Special Education Federation PowerPoint ESSA How Will the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Support Students in Foster Care? Parent Guides A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

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Contact RTSC

Interested in learning about becoming a Special Education Surrogate Parent? Looking for information about our various training opportunities? Contact Us!           Meet Our Team Bridget Koetsch Mary-Beth Landy Eileen Sandberg Renee Williams Online Support Form:  Click Here Federation for Children with Special Needs The

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Workshops

Workshops
Informing, Educating, Empowering Families At the Federation for Children with Special Needs, we strive to inform families of their legal rights, educate families about systems and strategies, and empower families to be their child’s best advocate. The Federation for Children with Special Needs presents workshops throughout theRead more

PCTI Format and Structure

PCTI Format and Structure

PCTIs are generally held once weekly for 8-weeks which previously included an optional ninth day for individuals wishing to complete the Federation’s Information Center internship (postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic). To ensure the health and safety of participants and presenters, our 2021 PCTIs will take

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Community Support Services

Community Support Services

The Pathways for Parents program works with families who receive services from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the staff who support them. Eileen Sandberg is Coordinator for the Pathways program at the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Pathways works with DCF programs including

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RTSC and SESPP Partnership

RTSC and SESPP Partnership

RTSC Home SESPP Handbook SESPP is funded through a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This contract is managed by two partner agencies, the Federation for Children with Special Needs, which provides recruitment and training services to program volunteers through the Recruitment, Training

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Overview of SESP Supports

Overview of SESP Supports
RTSC Home RTSC works to ensure that there are a variety of supports available to SESPs to assist you throughout your volunteer experience. Ongoing Support Call RTSC at (617) 399-8342 and ask for the RTSC Support Specialist Submit a question using the Online Support Form Check-in Sessions MentorshipRead more

Accessing the Information Center

Accessing the Information Center

The Information Center is a free service for military-connected and civilian parents and professionals with questions about special education. It is staffed from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with trained volunteers and information specialists knowledgeable about federal / state special education laws and procedures

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