Special Education Laws and Regulations

Special Education Laws and Regulations

Laws/Regulations Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Massachusetts Special Education Regulations Chapter 71B Children with Special Needs (Massachusetts) Trainings Understanding Basic Rights In Special Education Federation PowerPoint ESSA How Will the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Support Students in Foster Care? Parent Guides A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

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SEPAC Forms and Templates

MassPAC Home MassPAC is working on customizable forms and templates to help SEPACs and Districts by providing simple language for local materials.  SEPACs and Districts can also search online as many SEPACs share their by-laws, mission statements and surveys on their websites. By-laws Brochures Meeting Agenda MinutesRead 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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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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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