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

Discipline and Suspension Resources

Discipline and Suspension Resources
Time-out and Seclusion DESE Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2016-1 Regulations for the Prevention of Physical Restraint and Requirements if Used Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (DESE) Massachusetts Behavioral Health and Public Schools Framework Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-2Read 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

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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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

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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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