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Become a Special Education Surrogate - Free Online Orientation Training - MA

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

  • Spots available: 10+

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 (FAPE). 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 Training throughout the state where 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. Register to attend this training or visit our website at www.fcsn.org/rtsc/ to view our current training schedule for other opportunities.

Registration is required. You can register online at https://fcsn.org/rtsc/event-calendar/ or contact Ivone Rego at irego@fcsn.org or 617-399-8342. (PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.)

For more information here is our brochure: https://fcsn.org/rtsc/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/RTSC-Recruitment-Brochure-2016.pdf

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


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.


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

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


Tue May 25, 2021
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Special Needs




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year committment and up to 40 hours total for the year.

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