Registration Fees for Online PCTI Options

Parents: $275
Professionals: $295                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Youth with Disabilities (Age 14-26) may attend PCTI free of charge.

PCTI often fills quickly and 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.

Because we have limited seats in each course, we do not offer refunds after the start of the course.

For PCTI course-related questions, please contact Emma Gregory at


Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Empowerment Funds

The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) Empowerment Funds provides a limited number of scholarships to eligible participants attending the Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI). Individuals with developmental disabilities and family members / guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities may be eligible for PCTI tuition reimbursement totaling up to $250. 

Scholarship availability is limited. Please click on this link to learn more about how to apply for Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Empowerment Funds.


We do not want cost to be a barrier for attending PCTI. We can provide financial assistance to family members of children and youth with disabilities. If you are unable to obtain the MDDC scholarship, please contact Emma Gregory at for more information and to discuss your needs.


Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent!

PCTI participants who apply and become a Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESP) within one year of taking the course are eligible to receive a $100 reimbursement of their PCTI fees.

SESPs  volunteer as appointed, special education decision makers for students in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Once appointed, SESP volunteers have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend special education team meetings, approve or reject IEPs, and, if necessary, file a complaint or appeal. On average an SESP spends about 30-40 hours a year volunteering their time. Please see the RTSC Program Brochure for more information on becoming an SESP.