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Your Rights and Responsibilities as an SESP

Rights of an SESP

As a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) you have the same rights and authority of a “parent” in special education matters, as outlined in Massachusetts regulations (603 CMR § 28.00 et seq.) and the Federal regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 300). These include, but are not limited to, the right to:

As SESP you are NOT responsible for medical, clinical, residential, or financial decisions. Click here to see more about Limitations.

As an SESP, you have the responsibility to:

Please click here to download a copy of our handbook.

If you have any questions about what the role of SESP entails, please contact the SESP Program at 508.792.7679 for assistance.