Become a Special Education Surrogate - Free Belmont Orientation Training 12-14-19

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Recruitment Training and Support Center (RTSC) for Special Education Surrogate Parents

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Are you interested in supporting students in your community?

You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complaints or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.

RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout Massachusetts where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.fcsn.org/rtsc/ or call 617-399-8342.

Registration is preferred.

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About Recruitment Training and Support Center (RTSC) for Special Education Surrogate Parents

Location:

c/o The Federation for Children With Special Needs, 529 Main Street Suite 1102, Boston, MA 02129, US

Mission Statement

To recruit a knowledgeable dedicated volunteer to act as a
Special Education Surrogate Parent for every child in Massachusetts who needs
one, and to give all those volunteers the training and support they need to
create the best possible educational experiences for the children they serve.

Description

The Recruitment, Training and Support Center for Special
Education Surrogate Parents (RTSC) recruits volunteers to attend Team meetings,
sign Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and monitor the educational
progress of children in state custody whose parents cannot. The RTSC also offers all Special Education
Surrogate Parents continued support and training throughout their volunteer
experience.

WHEN

Sat Dec 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

Belmont Public Library336 Concord AvenuePO Box 125Belmont, MA 02478

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mental Health
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 30-40 hours a year
  • Interested volunteers should not have conflicting agency involvement such as DCF employee

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