Consider This Articles

Consider This Articles

News and information about education, research, and support for SESPs; adoptive, foster, and kinship caregivers; and child welfare professionals helping children with trauma and other special needs get the most from their education This news journal is sent every month and contains a broad range of information from

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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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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 takeRead more

Resources for Professionals

Resources for Professionals

Online Training Resources for Professionals   The Pathways for Parents program is developing a series of webinars recorded on Basic Rights, Understand the IEP, Post-Secondary Transition and School Discipline and Suspension.  The series will be presented in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese and

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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 or email us at rtsc@fcsn.org SESP Weekly Check-in Sessions MentorshipRead more

Making a Difference Conference Overview

Making a Difference Conference Overview

Recruitment, Training, and Support Center (RTSC) for Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs) – Program and Conference Overview In accordance with the direction of the Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Special Education Surrogate Parent Program responds to the mandates of federal special education laws which

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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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