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 10th Annual RTSC Making a Difference Conference Tuesday, November 16, 2021 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 Partners and Others to experience aRead 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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Self-determination and Self-advocacy

Looking for some tips on how to get started in feeling empowered to be your own self-advocate? There are some great tip sheets and websites that support youth with disabilities. 1.  Check out what the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability says about self-advocacy. 2.  Learn about Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) a national,

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Educational Resources COVID-19, Special Education and Children with Mental Health Needs COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students, and Families – U.S. Department of Education

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LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ Resources

The following resources were provided by The Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students. The Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students is a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Transition Resources

Transition Resources

Videos Transition Webinars (RTSC)https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoxXvZyVuP_Ypz608JR7njiazJxaJjAqo Resources DESE Secondary Transition Information Chapter 688 Referral An Integrated Approach to Youth Permanency and Preparation for Adulthood Transition Assessments Transition Planning Form Financial Empowerment for Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care Writing Goals Writing Transition Goals and Objectives DESE Transition Advisories 

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Discipline and Suspension Resources

Discipline and Suspension Resources
Time-out and Seclusion DESE Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2016-1 Regulations for the Prevention of Physical Restraint and Requirements if Used Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (DESE) Massachusetts Behavioral Health and Public Schools Framework Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-2Read more