LEA Recruitment Program Roles

RTSC Home LEA Recruitment Home Purpose and Goal Roles and Responsibilities Participating School Districts Developmental Trauma Training Volunteer Special Education Surrogate Parents • Meet the eligibility requirements of the SESP program Be least 18 years old Not be employed by an agency involved in the care orRead more

Consider This Articles

Consider This Articles

News and information about education, research, and support for SESPs; adoptive, foster, and kinship caregivers; and child welfare professionals helping children with trauma and other special needs get the most from their education This news journal is sent every month and contains a broad range of information from

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FCSN Networking Series

Are you a Special Education Surrogate Parent, PCTI trained Parent Consultant, or SEPAC Officer? If so, register for an upcoming Networking Series!   The Networking Series is a collaborative effort of the Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC), Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI), and MassPAC projects of the Federation forRead more

Contact RTSC

Interested in learning about becoming a Special Education Surrogate Parent? Looking for information about our various training opportunities? Contact Us!           Meet Our Team Kendra Watkins Mary-Beth Landy Eileen Sandberg Andrea Parker Online Support Form:  Click Here Federation for Children with Special Needs The

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SEPAC Basic Toolkit

SEPAC Basic Toolkit
MassPAC Home Advising the DistrictBy-LawsMission Statement/Annual GoalsOpen Meeting LawPublicityPublic Records LawBuilding MembershipFund-RaisingAnnual Calendar/Meetings MassPAC has collected information to help you start, maintain and grow your local Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). The advice given on this website covers a wide range of ideas and should be tailoredRead more

Support Groups

Support Groups
In Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian-Creole and Vietnamese Usted puede encontrar la informacion hacerca de estos talleres en nuestra pagina de Facebook o en la página de talleres. Grupo de apoyo para los padres de familia con niños con Syndrome de Down: CENTRO Dias: Segundo Jueves de cadaRead more

How to Schedule and Host a FCSN/PTIC Workshop

How to Schedule and Host a FCSN/PTIC Workshop
Here are some helpful tips on how to schedule and host one of our workshops. PLAN AHEAD! You need time to advertise and allow people to “Save the Date”. Is there a neighboring SEPAC who wants to co-host? ARRANGE LOGISTICS Check your school district calendar to avoidRead more

Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI)

The Parent Consultant Training Institute (PCTI) is an intensive training program designed to provide military-connected and civilian parents and professionals with a solid foundation in special education laws, procedures, and related subjects. Class size is limited, so register early! The training generally consists of 40-54 hours of

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A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education. Written by the Federation for Children with Special Needs in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Guide is meant to serve as a resource for parents, and the organizations that serve them. The Guide contains the most current and

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Request a Workshop

Request a Workshop

The Federation for Children with Special Needs is offering our workshops in a virtual platform at this time to reflect the health and safety needs of participants and presenters. All workshops will be scheduled through a FCSN Zoom account and at this time, we can hold 1-3

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