POST-SECONDARY TRANSITION PLANNING

How can I help my child plan for life after high school? Helping a student with disabilities plan and prepare for life after high school is called the post-secondary transition process. In Massachusetts, students receiving special education services are eligible for post-secondary transition planning and supports whenRead more

Range of Classroom & School Placements

In-District and Out-of-District 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 public school. ChildrenRead 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 How do I know if my child needs special education? Video: click here Consulate General

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Recursos em Português:

Suporte e Recursos em Português: Providers: click here to view this list with English titles Como posso saber se meu filho precisa de educação especial? Vídeo: clique aqui Consulado Geral do Brasil em Boston Vídeo: clique aqui Conselho dos Pais de Aprendizes de Inglês  ELPACs clique aqui

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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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