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 Come join us for PCTI in Portuguese and start advocating for your child’s rights effectively!

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Recursos em Português:

Suporte e Recursos em Português: Providers: click here to view this list with English titles PCTI – Treinamento de Liderança para Pais e Profissionais em Português Início no dia 10 de Setembro, presencial no Sábado às 10 am. As sessões serão realizadas todas as Terças 6 –

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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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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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