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Become a Special Education Decision Maker - Online Orientation Training - MA

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Please note: This opportunity is for Massachusetts residents only. All others should visit your state education website for local opportunities.

Are you interested in being a Special Education Decision-Maker for students in your community? Volunteers, known as Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs), serve as appointed educational decision-makers for students in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) who are in need of special education services.

In this FREE Orientation Training, you will learn about the role of a SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning, and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. To register, go to https://fcsn.org/rtsc/events-calendar/. Contact Emma Gregory at egregory@fcsn.org or 617-399-8342 with any questions.

Once appointed, SESP volunteers have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend special education team meetings, approve or reject IEPs, and, if necessary, file a complaint or appeal. On average an SESP spends about 30-40 hours a year volunteering their time.

Please note: This opportunity is for Massachusetts residents only. All others should visit your state education website for local opportunities.

Are you interested in being a Special Education Decision-Maker for students in your…

Details at a Glance

  • Date
    October 2, 2021
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM UTC
  • Recurrence
    One time only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
529 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129, United States
Suite 1M3

How to Join

Register for this Orientation Training at https://fcsn.org/rtsc/events-calendar/.

Upon registration, please use the following link to complete the SESP application in advance to expedite the process: https://fcsn.org/rtsc/how-to-become-an-sesp/application/

Register for this Orientation Training at https://fcsn.org/rtsc/events-calendar/.

Upon registration, please use the following link to complete the SESP application in advance to…

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