Programs for Educators and Families

The center offers workshops, webinars, and support groups for educators and families. Many of our events are designed to be informative for all educators and families, while others will target the specific needs of a smaller group. Our first series of topics have been selected based on data from our needs assessment surveys of over 400 educators and over 400 parents/guardians in the MetroWest region. If you have a request for a topic that you would like the center to address, please contact us at

  • Family Support Group

    Coming Soon

    The center is developing a family support group for parents/guardians in the MetroWest region. Stay tuned for more information about dates, times, location, and how to register for this group.

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  • Webinars

    Dyslexia Research & Screening Practices

    Presenter: Dr. Nadine Gaab, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, & Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 12:30-1:30 PM

    Location: McCarthy Center Forum and Online via Blackboard Collaborate 

    (Registration Link Coming Soon)

    Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners at School and at Home

    Presenter: Dr. MaryGrace Stewart, President of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE)

    Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, 10:30-11:30 AM

    Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate 

    (Registration Link Coming Soon)


Preparing Teachers to Implement Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Presenter: Dr. James Cressey, Associate Professor of Education, Framingham State University

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate 

Archived Webinar Video