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Special Education Trainer Wanted

Retired (or retiring) Special Educator to Teach Workshops About Concepts in Special Education to Regular Education Teachers and Special Education Paraprofessionals in Western Massachusetts.

We are seeking a special educator to provide training to general education teachers and paraprofessionals in basic concepts on special education that will increase the effectiveness of these educators when working with special needs students. The trainer will develop and teach one day workshop programs such as the two described below. The trainer must be able to service school districts in Massachusetts from West of Worcester to the New York border. The trainer must be available to teach workshops during the school day and also during the weeks after school closes in June and before school opens in August.


The consultant will receive between $700 to $750 a day (depending on group size) for full day workshops and $450 to $500 a day (depending on group size) for half day workshops.


  • Licensed and experienced in the area of special education in Massachusetts.
  • Experience as a workshop presenter
  • Engaging presentation style

To Apply:

Send resume and the name and phone number of two references to:

Annmarie Flaherty at

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Below are examples of two workshops developed by our Eastern MA consultant.

Working with Special Education Students I: Overview of Disabling Conditions in the Classroom

After this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the federal and State of MA Disability Categories
  • Explain the difference between providing a modification and an accommodation
  • Identify the components of an IEP
  • Discuss the various roles of the paraprofessional in a public school setting and the legal limitations of the para role
  • Explain the importance of confidentiality
  • Practice effective strategies for communicating with both general and special education teachers and team building

Working with Special Education Students II: Working in Classrooms with Students with Neurological and Emotional Disorders

After this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Explain the various aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder and what to expect when working with a student with this diagnosis
  • Explain the various aspects of ADD and ADHD and what to expect when supporting a students with this diagnosis
  • Demonstrate strategies that support a student with emotional and/or behavioral challenges in the classroom