Registration Fees

Parents: $275
Professionals: $295

  • A fee of $100 will be charged to those who withdraw from the program less than five working days before the first class of our upcoming summer sessions.
  • No refunds will be given to those who withdraw on or after the first day of class.
  • For registration or payment related questions, please contact our business office at 617-236-7210.

The registration fee includes digital presentation materials and resources. Registrations will be accepted until the class is full.

PCTI often fills quickly and Pre-Registration is required. We recommend registering early.  Preference will be given to youth with disabilities and family members of children with special needs. Registration closes one business day prior to class or when the class roster is full. For waitlist information contact

For PCTI course-related questions, please contact Sara Niño at


The Federation for Children with Special Needs now administers a limited number of Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Empowerment Funds for the Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI). Individuals with developmental disabilities and family members / guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities may be eligible for PCTI scholarship totaling up to $250. Additionally, those receiving the scholarship MUST complete the mandatory Follow-Up Survey upon conclusion of the course in order to retain the award.

A “developmental disability” is broadly defined as a severe, chronic, often lifelong disability that causes substantial limitations in several major life activities such as: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, the capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. A developmental disability is attributable to a mental, emotional, sensory, and/or physical impairment that is apparent before the age of twenty-two.

Scholarship availability is limited. If funds are available and you would like to apply, click “yes” on the PCTI Registration Form and the scholarship will automatically be applied to your registration. Please note that this option will only appear on the registration form if scholarship funds are available.