Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Pathways Home The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Commission seeks to support the increasing number of families headed by grandparents. The Pathways program provides special education information and supports to this program. Mass.Gov Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenRead more

1:1 Healthcare Support

Individual Assistance and Support Mass Family Voices provides 1:1, free, confidential assistance and support to: parents and caregivers of children and youth with special health needs professionals working with children and youth with special health needs Contact: Call us: 617-236-7210 or 800-331-0688 Email: info@fcsn.org Online Intake Form: https://fcsn.org/ptic/information-center-intake-form/ Mass Family Voices sponsorsRead more

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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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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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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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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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

How to Become an SESP

RTSC Home 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

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