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.
Not available to participate during the live broadcast? All of our webinars are recorded and archived on our website. Visit the Webinar Recordings page to access our archived webinars which are produced with closed caption, presenter bios, and resource links.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Navigating DCF and the Juvenile Court System. Useful information for those supporting DCF involved youth
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Elizabeth F. Melo, LICSW, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Child and Family Law Division, n and a Staff Attorney (TBD)
Do you work with a youth who is DCF and/or court involved? Do you know the key people in the process. This workshop will introduce you to the court and DCF systems and processes, help you to better understand who is who and their roles, and who you can tap for assistance when issues arise or you just need more information to make informed decisions. Collaborative work is essential to good outcomes for children in care and the better we work together the better it is for kids.
The Role of Education Coordinators
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Janet L. Duncan, Education Coordinator – Cape and Islands Area DCF, Family Networks/JRI
Kathy Monahan, Education Coordinator, CFP/DCF Dimock St.
Karen T. Collins, Education Coordinator, Wayside Family Networks/Malden DCF Office
College Considerations for Students with Learning Differences: What Should I Expect!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Rachel Masson, Coordinator of Regional Recruitment, Beacon College
Topics to include: College Selection, Application, Accommodations and DocumentationQuestions to be considered:
The Law: IDEA and 504 vs American’s with Disabilities Act
College Application: To disclose or not to disclose? That is the question!
Documentation: What do I need and what is its shelf life?
Accommodations vs Support: Legally obligated, fee for service, integrated support, differing support models .
By the Numbers: What are the national college graduation rates? Once enrolled how often do college students disclose a disability or utilize disability support offices? How much is this going to cost?