Planning A Life Conferences 2024

Planning A Life Conferences 2024 Planning A Life (PAL) is a transition conference for transition-age youth (14-22), their families, & professionals who support them. PAL provides parents and professionals with useful skills and information necessary to support youth as they prepare for full, meaningful lives during andRead more

STudents Are Ready (STAR) Needs Assessments

STudents Are Ready (STAR) Needs Assessments
The Federation's Workforce Success Initiative, STudents Are Ready (STAR) program, will identify and address challenges transition-age students and families face when considering employment after high school. Want to give your input? Here are the service areas and more. Eligibility Requirements and Target Population We need to hearRead more

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

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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How to Become an SESP

So you’re interested in becoming a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) to help children in your community! Our staff  is available to assist you through the application process. Learn more about the roles and requirements of an SESP below: What is a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP)?

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Information Center

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 proceduresRead more