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

MassPAC Membership

MassPAC Home Increase Family Engagement in your District this year! 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.  MassPAC offersRead 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

SEPAC Basic Toolkit

SEPAC Basic Toolkit
MassPAC Home Advising the DistrictBy-LawsMission Statement/Annual GoalsOpen Meeting LawPublicityPublic Records LawBuilding MembershipFund-RaisingAnnual Calendar/Meetings MassPAC has collected information to help you start, maintain and grow your local Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). The advice given on this website covers a wide range of ideas and should be tailoredRead more

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education. Written by the Federation for Children with Special Needs in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Guide is meant to serve as a resource for parents, and the organizations that serve them. The Guide contains the most current and

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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 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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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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SESP Mentorship

SESP Mentorship

The RTSC Mentor Team is comprised of SESPs with experience, patience, and ability to keep cool when those around them are losing it. They mentor the new SESP volunteers who are just getting started, by answering questions, offering advice, giving support, and sometimes simply listening when a

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