MassPAC Membership

MassPAC Home MassPAC Membership supports Family Engagement in your District ! MassPAC membership offers support to both Districts and SEPACs as they organize their local Special Education Parent Advisory Councils. The MassPAC annual membership follows the school district year – from July 1 through June 30.  MassPACRead more

SESP Online Application

RTSC Home Special Education Surrogate Parent Volunteer Application Application Date* MM slash DD slash YYYY Contact InformationName* Dr.MissMr.Mrs.Ms.Prof.Rev. Prefix First Last Mailing Address* Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish IndianRead more

RTSC Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

RTSC Home 2021 Conference Overview Sponsorship Registration Take advantage of the opportunity for your organization to be recognized as a Champion in supporting volunteers serving at-risk students throughout the state by sponsoring this popular event and the work of the RTSC Project.   Sponsorship Benefits Visionary Sponsor: $2,500

Read more

Parent Testimonies

Parents have said… “My son is not just a typical teenager; everything is extreme.” Pathways for Parents (PFP) can make referrals to organizations that educate, encourage and support parents through challenging times. “Parents don’t know what they don’t know.” PFP informs and guides parents to access information,

Read more

Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents

Pathways Home The Pathways for Parents Program at the Federation for Children with Special Needs provides support to many community organizations, as well as directly to parents and families who receive services from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).  Our mission is to support effectiveRead more

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Culturally-appropriate resources for Grandfamilies: Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family African American Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family American Indian & Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

Read more

Family Advisory Committee

Pathways Home Family Advisory Committee (FAC) The Federation's Pathways for Parents Coordinator is a member of the Department for Children and Families’ Family Advisory Committee (FAC), which advises the DCF commissioner’s office. FAC is a statewide group of community representatives who have experience with DCF, including parents,Read more

Family Resource Center and Community Connections

Pathways Home Community Connections The Community Connections Coalitions are networks of local leaders and providers who create awareness around the needs of families in their communities by hosting events, forums, and trainings for parents. The Pathways program participates in statewide meetings of the coalition and serves asRead more

LEA Recruitment Program Roles

RTSC Home LEA Recruitment Home Purpose and Goal Roles and Responsibilities Participating School Districts Developmental Trauma Training Volunteer Special Education Surrogate Parents • Meet the eligibility requirements of the SESP program Be least 18 years old Not be employed by an agency involved in the care orRead more