Making a Difference Conference

Making a Difference Conference
RTSC Home Page Conference Overview Sponsorship Opportunities We look forward to presenting the 11th Annual RTSC Making a Difference Conference in November, 2022 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 PartnersRead more

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

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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Resources for Professionals

Resources for Professionals
Online Training Resources for Professionals Smiling young black business woman on phone at call-desk 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,Read more

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

RTSC Home Mentorship Support 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

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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 or email us at rtsc@fcsn.org SESP Weekly Check-in Sessions MentorshipRead more