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January 2018 Regional Meetings for Special Education Directors

Registration is now open for the next round of ESE regional meetings to keep special education directors informed of changes and updates in special education. Registration links are below. Please note that the Jan. 5 session at EDCO is also available as a *video conference.

Audience: Special Education Directors from school districts, vocational technical schools, charter schools, private approved special education schools and collaboratives.

Presenters: Russell Johnston, Senior Associate Commissioner, and others from ESE


  • Introduction (Russell Johnston)
  • Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care: Guidance and Proposed Changes to LEA Assignment Regulations Based on ESSA (40 Min)
  • Autism Commission: Coordinating the Role of State Agencies; Resources for School Districts (45 min) Carolyn Kain Executive Director
  • Q&A (30 min)


RegionDateTimeLocationAddressFor more information and
registration links contact:
Southeast1/1010:00 - 12:00North River Collaborative Conference Center525 Beech St
Theresa Craig
North1/189:30 - 11:30CREST Collaborative9 Branch Street
Cathy Lawson
Greater Boston *1/512:00 - 2:30EDCO Collaborative36 Middlesex Tpke.
Colleen Dolan
Central **1/319:30- 11:30Assabet Valley Collaborative28 Lord Rd. Suite 125
Cindy Landanno
West1/129:30 - 11:30Collaborative for Educational Services97 Hawley St.
Sherry Smith
(413) 687-4562

*The January 5 regional meeting at EDCO will be available through a video conference.

** Any regional meeting cancellations during January will be rescheduled to the January 31 meeting at Assabet Valley Collaborative.

Last Updated: December 13, 2017
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