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Monday, August 25, 2014

Special Education Advocacy Training: FCSN Parent Consultant Training Institute

From FCSN.org
The Federation for Children with Special Needs

August 19, 2014

Are you interested in learning more about special education law and process? Have you ever thought about how you can brush up on your special education advocacy skills? The Federation for Children with Special Needs will be offering several sessions of its popular Parent Consultant Training Institute program during this upcoming school year.

This program is an 8 week course that covers a wide range of special education related topics including special education law and process, understanding the IEP form, writing measurable IEP goals, assessments and evaluations, 504 plans, school discipline, CBHI services, supporting students with complex healthcare needs, basic advocacy skills, dispute resolution options and more!

Workshops are presented by Federation staff members, distinguished attorneys and other professionals, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA).

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity you can visit the Federation’s website at http://fcsn.org/pti/advocacy/become_a_parent_consultant.php, or contact Laura Yellick at lyellick@fcsn.org.

Registrations for the fall sessions being held in Boston and Dalton, MA are being accepted now!

Boston Fall, 2014 Location

Federation for Children with Special Needs
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
Boston, MA 02129
Time: 9:30 - 3:30 each day
Session Dates: Thursdays (October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th and December 4th)

Dalton Fall, 2014

Location: Berkshire County Arc
65 Depot Street
Dalton, MA 01226
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 each day
Session Dates: Mondays (September 29th, October 6th, 20th, 27th and November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th)

Boston Winter, 2015

Location: Federation for Children with Special Needs
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
Boston, MA 02129
Time: 9:30 - 3:30 each day
Session Dates: Tuesdays (January 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th)

Western MA Spring, 2015

Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Session Dates: Tuesdays (April 7th, 14th, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and June 2nd)

Summer, 2015

Location: TBA
Time: 8:30 - 4:30 each day
Dates: Monday - Friday ( June 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th)

For additional information, please contact Laura Yellick, PTIC Training Coordinator at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, by calling 617-399-8315 or email to lyellick@fcsn.org.

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