The Federation has multiple initiatives to support, educate, and empower families and professionals around the education, health and community needs of children. These programs promote family engagement in all communities throughout Massachusetts. Our language line and Outreach team can help families requiring language assistance.
Family Ties - About Page

Family TIES

This program provides information and referral services, emotional support, and training to parents of children and youth with special needs, and assists families in locating their EI program.
MASFEC - About Page

Massachusetts Statewide Family Engagement Center (MASFEC)

This program builds an equity-driven culture of family engagement, seeking family-led and co-created solutions to the challenges faced by historically marginalized children and youth.
Family Voices - About Page

Massachusetts Family Voices (MFV)

This program serves as a trusted resource on health care and health care financing (including Mass Health programs) for families of CYSHN and the professionals that serve them.
MassPAC - About Page

Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MassPAC)

The statewide organization providing information, training and networking opportunities to Massachusetts special education parent advisory councils (SEPACs) and the professionals who collaborate with them.

Outreach - About Page

Community Outreach

The Community Outreach team works to provide families and youth facing social, cultural, and linguistic barriers, as well as the professionals that serves them, with adequate information and support to enhance the lives of children.
PCTI - About Page

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

The PTI provides technical assistance, workshops, parent leadership training in English and other languages, transition mini conferences, webinars, IEP clinics, internships and mentoring, network meetings, and referrals to inform, educate and empower families, children with disabilities (birth to age 26), and the professionals that work with them to improve outcomes for students of all ages with disabilities of all types.
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Pathways for Parents

This program provides support to many community organizations, as well as directly to parents and families who receive services from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Real Transition - About Page

Postsecondary Transition

The Federation’s postsecondary transition projects connect transition aged youth and young adults with disabilities (14-22), their families, and their professional partners to information, resources, and support as they plan productive, meaningful adult lives.
RTSC - About Page

Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC)

This program identifies and supports Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs) who volunteer to serve as special educational decision makers for eligible students in the care or custody of the state of Massachusetts.
African American student in an advanced manufacturing training program

School Finder Project

Helping families understand your options for school, including career and technical education.
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