Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Federation is moving to an online format. We are open, but please send your SESP questions to email@example.com or use our Online Support Form. For information on supporting students during school closures, visit our Resources Page.
Special Education Surrogate Parents make educational decisions for students in Massachusetts whose parents are unknown or unavailable. They meet with their assigned student or observe them in the classroom, receive all progress reports and report cards and attend IEP meetings as an acting surrogate parent.
The mission of the RTSC Project at the Federation for Children with Special Needs is to ensure that every child in state custody receives the educational supports they need to succeed. We strive to meet this goal by recruiting volunteers from across the state and providing them with the training and support they need to be effective Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs).
If you want to serve Massachusetts youth at risk by becoming an SESP, send us an application today!
Attachment and Trauma Network (ATN) Memberships ATN is offering FREE basic memberships to all of the families of traumatized children served by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Federation services can include accessing trainings, resources or support. These families should cite the Federation for Children with Special Needs as the referring Professional Member: Join Here