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Each month RTSC secures recognized leaders in their respective fields to present on various special education and related topics geared toward supporting the at-risk population of students throughout the state and beyond. Register to attend one or more of the webinars below for an opportunity to engage with our presenters during the Q&A session which follows the presentation.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Get Involved: Parent Participation is Essential
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 12:30 PM Eastern Time

Presented by: Marilyn  Favreau and Leslie Leslie

Research shows that when parents are involved with schools, students do better.  Learn about a new federal grant to create a Statewide Family Engagement Center to support family-school partnerships .  Let’s talk about how parents, surrogate parents and guardians can support students while helping to define effective family engagement policies, programs and activities that lead to improvements in student development and academic achievement for all learners.


Marilyn Favreau, MS, is the Director of Statewide Family Engagement Center for the Federation for Children with Special Needs. She has over 30 years’ experience in all areas of education from classroom teacher to program director to college instructor. She facilitates online courses, including the Mass Focus Academy course Partnering with Families of Preschool and Elementary Students with Disabilities, and Partnering with Families of Middle and High School Students with Disabilities. In addition, she has also taught the 2016 Summer Institute Positive Solutions for Families: Train the Trainer course. She provides training and technical assistance to schools interested in implementing Positive Solutions for Families. She received post-graduate training in multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum and is trained as a facilitator for A Classroom of Difference, an anti-bias education program.

Leslie Leslie joined the Federation in 2011 and serves as Project Director for the MassPAC and APPLE projects.  She provides technical assistance to both Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (SEPACs) and special education district administrators.  MassPAC conducts leadership training and networking opportunities for parent leaders, coordinates the statewide MassPAC Listserve, and maintains a statewide database and website. Leslie was also provides support for the LINK Center at FCSN, conducting transition workshops and staffing transition resource fairs.  She also coordinates the annual two-day APPLE institute which assist district teams to build an action plan to support family engagement. 

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