Programs for Educators and Families


Parent/Caregiver Support Group: Managing the Challenges of Remote Learning 

Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM (5 week session) Nov. 16th - Dec 15th, Held over Zoom

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Is your child struggling with remote learning? This small group will meet weekly over Zoom to support one another. The focus will be on students with disabilities or unmet needs who are having a hard time adjusting to remote learning or hybrid school. Parents and caregivers will check in each week to share successes and challenges with one another. We can also share resources and posts throughout the week in an online group. This group will be facilitated by Dr. James Cressey, an education professor and nationally certified school psychologist and parent of a 2 year old, along with Ellen Rose, a graduate student in counseling psychology and a parent of two children (ages 17 and 20). Contact us with questions at   


Panel Presentation: What’s It Like Having Epilepsy?

The panelists will talk about how their experiences with epilepsy impact them on a day to day basis. They will talk about the challenges they faced, and how they manage them. They are willing to answer any of your questions regarding the epilepsy condition. There are 3.4 million people that live in the world with active epilepsy. Come hear about what it is like to have epilepsy and how you can help those with this condition.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2:30-3:30 PM (Held over Zoom)

Archived Webinar Video:

Children with Epilepsy and Seizures in the Classroom

Presenter: Susan Linn, the CEO of Epilepsy Foundation New England

There are 17,000 young people living with epilepsy in MA, with seizure types that range from “staring spells” to convulsions. This presentation will cover epilepsy basics and help participants recognize seizures, understand the impact of epilepsy on students, and help participants respond to seizures with timely and appropriate care.

Tuesday, November 10th, 12:30-1:30 PM (Held over Zoom)

Archived Webinar Video:

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 

Archived Webinar Video


Moving from a reactive to a proactive approach in education: The importance of screening, early identification, and preventive strategies for dyslexia and other reading disabilities

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 

Archived Webinar Video

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: Alumni Room and Online via Blackboard Collaborate 

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