FCSN > PTIC > Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI) > PCTI Annual Schedule/Locations

PCTI Annual Schedule/Locations

Most PCTIs are held once weekly for 9-weeks in various locations across Massachusetts. For those unable to commit to a class of that length, it is offered in June in a one-week condensed, intensive format. Locations change yearly 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: https://fcsn.org/ptic/workshops/schedule.

Pre-Registration is required, no walk-in registration permitted.


Attendance on Day 1 of class is required.  Register ONLY if you can attend the first day.


Classes often fill completely: 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. 

Registration closes one business day prior to class or when the class roster is full.   For wait list information contact rdiaz@fcsn.org.  

2018-2019 School Year Schedule

Fall Spanish Language Program:  New!  30 hour training in Boston for those whose primary language is Spanish, beginning September 26.  Visit our Programa de Liderazgo para Padres Latinos (PLPL) page for more information and to register.

Now Accepting Registrations for:

Winter:  Boston, Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main St., Suite 1M3 Boston (Charlestown), January 8 – March 19.  Snowdate:  March 26.  No class on February 19 or March 5.   

Spring:  Holyoke, Fridays, 9:00 – 3:30, March 29- May 31 at Holyoke Community College, 300 Homestead Ave.  No class on April 19.

Registrations accepted soon for:

Summer – Intensive condensed program – Late June dates and location TBA.