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Welcome to MassPAC at the
Federation for Children with Special Needs

MARCH 2020 UPDATE

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Federation is moving to an online format.  We are open, but please send your SEPAC and MassPAC questions to masspac@fcsn.org.  Let us know if you have any concerns about your SEPAC operations during the school closure.  Please stay in touch, we will get through this together!

MassPAC will host a MassPAC Monday Facebook Livestream session each Monday at 2PM on the Federation’s Facebook page @fcsnfb

MassPAC at the Federation for Children with Special Needs is the statewide organization providing information, training, and networking opportunities to Massachusetts special education parent advisory councils (SEPACs) and the professionals who collaborate with them. After almost eleven years as a private non-profit organization, MassPAC became part of the Federation in July 2009.

Important Guidance Documents regarding educational services during school closures: (click on the document name to access content)

March 26, 2020      DESE         DESE covid19-faq 3.26.2020

March 26, 2020      DESE        DESE Remote Learning Recommendations During COVID-19 School Closures 3.26.2020

March 21, 2020      US DOE    Supplemental Fact Sheet – Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities 

March 16, 2020      OCR          Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students

 

 

Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students from OCR – March 16, 2020

 

Benefits of MassPAC membership can include:

  • Access to MassPAC via email and phone for answers to your questions.
  • Participation in the MassPAC statewide Listserve.
  • Posting of your SEPAC events on the Listserve and MassPAC Facebook group.
  • Topical webinars & video trainings.
  • Face-to-face SEPAC leadership networking events.
  • One free registration to FCSN’s annual VOC Conference.

Join MassPAC today!

The annual MassPAC membership runs from July 1st through June 30th.  Membership information and forms available here.

To learn more about MassPAC at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, please contact MassPAC Director Leslie M. Leslie at 617-399-8307 or masspac@fcsn.org.

Thank you for your support in our collective effort to make this a better world for children who have disabilities and to ensure better educational outcomes for them.