APPLE Conference Information

  The APPLE Institute is a free, 2-day in-person training program to help parent leaders and special education administrative personnel build collaborative leadership skills and increase parent involvement in their districts. NOTE: This training program has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Space for the conference is

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About APPLE

  In Massachusetts, school districts are required by law to have a special education parent advisory council (SEPAC). SEPACs, as advisers to the school committee, play a key role in the planning, development, and evaluation of a district’s special education programs. Families of students with disabilities have

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Trauma Trainings

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, childhood trauma is defined as: “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Just under half (45 percent) of children in the United States

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