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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.  

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 a month before the class begins. Registration closes one business day prior to class. For wait list information contact etopaz@fcsn.org.

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


Fall, 2017:  Framingham, Wednesdays, 9:30 – 4:00, October 4 – December 6  (no class during Thanksgiving week) at Plymouth Church in Framingham, 87 Edgell Rd.  FULL:  ACCEPTING NAMES FOR WAIT LIST.  We often have withdrawals prior to the first class which will allow those on our wait list to register.  If you wish to be on the wait list, please send an e-mail to etopaz@fcsn.org and use the word “waitlist” in the subject line.

Winter, 2018:  Boston, Tuesdays, from 9:30 – 4:00, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6,13,27, and March 13 and 20 (snow date March 27) at The Federation for Children with Special Needs, the Schrafft Center, Suite 1M3, 529 Main St. Charlestown.

Spring, 2018:  Brockton, Wednesdays, from 9:30 – 4:00, March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, 23 at the Brockton Area ARC, 1250 W. Chestnut St.

Summer, 2018: Sturbridge, week-long, condensed, intensive program, June 25 – 29, 8:30 – 5:00 at Venture Community Services, 1 Picker Rd.

Registration is not yet open for the following:   

Spring, 2018:  Holyoke area.  Dates, times and location TBA.