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PCTI Annual Schedule/Locations

PCTIs are held once weekly for 9 weeks in various locations across Massachusetts. Locations change annually and are established over the summer for the upcoming school year. 

We recommend that PCTI attendees have some familiarity with special education procedures. A list of free workshops presented by the Federation can be found here.

PCTI often fills quickly. We recommend registering early.  Preference will be given to youth with disabilities and family members of children with special needs who have registered at least two weeks before the class begins. Attendance on Day 1 of class is required.  Register only if you can attend the first day. Pre-Registration is required, no walk-in registration permitted. Registration closes one business day prior to class or when the class roster is full. For waitlist information contact crussell@fcsn.org.

Registration for Spring 2020 PCTI in Haverhill and the Summer One Week Intensive PCTI 2020 in Sturbridge is now open! Registration for our fall and winter PCTIs is closed!

The Framingham course runs from 9:30 to 2:30 on Tuesdays (January 7, January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11, March 3, & March 10). 

The Haverhill course runs from 9:30 to 2:30 on Tuesdays (March 31, April 7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, & May 26).

There is an optional ninth day for those who want to complete the internship. That session will take place at FCSN’s Boston office. In addition to class time, participants are expected to complete approximately 1.5 hours per week of additional coursework virtually. The virtual coursework will include videos, discussion boards, blogs, and other media that support and complement the course material.

There is a one-week intensive version of PCTI in Sturbridge from June 22-26. The intensive course runs from 8:30 to 4:30 for five consecutive days.