Range of Classroom & School Placements

Least Restrictive to Most Restrictive timeline graph School districts are required to offer a range or continuum of school placements for children with disabilities in order to meet their individual needs. There are two main types of placements: In-District Placements: classrooms that are part of the publicRead more

Early Childhood

Parents are their child’s first teacher, and the first years of life are critical in a child’s brain development. There are many, every day, activities you can do with your baby to promote positive growth like Talk with your baby, put words to the things they lookRead more

Placement Options Available by Law

If parents have concerns about whether their child is in an appropriate educational placement, they should begin by becoming familiar with the answers to two key questions: What are CHILDREN’S RIGHTS under the law? Since 1975, federal laws require that all students with disabilities receive a FreeRead more

Portuguese Resources

Support and Resources in Portuguese: Providers working with Portuguese Families: We hope that you find it helpful to have the names in English for the links to Portuguese resources found at www.fcsn.org/recursos-em-portugues Videos in Portuguese – YouTube click here 1:1 Support or IEP Review Scheduling – click

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Recursos em Português:

Providers: click here to view this list with English titles Suporte e Recursos em Português: Suporte 1:1 ou Agendamento de Revisão do IEP  – clique aqui Vídeos em Português – YouTube clique aqui Facebook – Página: Federação para Crianças com Necessidades Especiais clique aqui Facebook – Grupo

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Resources to Support Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Supporting Siblings during Covid-19 (Zoom Series) University of Massachusetts Medical School, Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL), Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP), and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. This Zoom Meeting Series, held the first Thursday night of each month from 5:30pm-7:00pm, creates and opportunity for siblings to

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Making a Difference Conference

Making a Difference Conference
RTSC Home Page Conference Overview Sponsorship Opportunities We look forward to presenting the 11th Annual RTSC Making a Difference Conference in November, 2022 The Making a Difference conference provides a wonderful opportunity for Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs), Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers, Educators, Child Welfare Providers, Community PartnersRead more

Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Resources

Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Resources

IEP Process Guide This process guide developed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will lead you through the revised IEP process as well as suggest sound practices. This guide should be reviewed along with mandated forms, notices and corresponding directions.

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Multilingual Resources

Multilingual Resources

COVID-19 Fact Sheet in 35 Languages: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project City of Boston Updates (Multiple languages) COVID-19 Videos in 13 Languages  Vermont multilingual Coronavirus Task Force City of Boston Covid-19 Text information Text BOSCOVID for English Text BOSEspanol for Spanish Text BOSKreyol for Haitian Kreyol Text BOSFrancais for French Text

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