Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC

DESE Summer Institutes

The 2017 Summer Institutes are Here!

We have exciting news! PASS is planning 3 OT/PT Summer Institutes this year! We are moving forward with applications while we await official approval from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

See below for details and help us to spread the word about these FREE courses!

Each institute is the equivalent of a graduatel level course - participants of each course must attend ALL sessions.

Click on the "Apply Now!" link under each institute to apply. We will fill up the institutes and notify applicants of final MA DESE approval as soon as we receive it.


"Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings - Springfield"

New Location! Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, MA (on the grounds of the Basketball Hall of Fame!)

Click here to APPLY NOW!

Dates: Participants must attend ALL dates!

  • July 10, 2017 (Monday)
  • July 11, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • July 31, 2017 (Monday)
  • August 1, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • September 16, 2017 (Saturday)
  • November 17, 2017 (Friday)

(sessions typically run from 8:30 - 3:30)


"Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings - Devens" 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Devens, MA

Click here to APPLY NOW!

Dates: Participants must attend ALL dates!

  • July 13, 2017 (Thursday)
  • July 14, 2017 (Friday)
  • August 3, 2017 (Thursday)
  • August 4, 2017 (Friday)
  • September 17, 2017 (Sunday)
  • November 18, 2017 (Saturday)

(sessions typically run from 8:30 - 3:30)


New! For Advanced School Practitioners!

"Occupational & Physical Therapy: Advanced Practice through Evidence and Collaboration"

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Devens, MA

Click here to APPLY NOW!

This Advanced Institute is for Occupational and Physical Therapists who are experienced in providing collaborative and contextual services in public school settings and seeking to expand their role and impact in the public schools through mentoring, expanded scope of practice, effecting systems level change, and other advanced practice areas.

This advanced institute will have additional online learning hours in addition to three face-to-face sessions. 

  • July 12, 2017 (Wednesday)
  • August 2, 2017 (Wednesday)
  • November 19, 2017 (Sunday) (tentative date)

(sessions typically run from 8:30 - 3:30)



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"Outstanding, extremely relevant” – team leader

"Eminently Practical!" – MA DESE education specialist

“Excellent resource for all school-based related service providers” – occupational therapist

“Presenters were well-organized and prepared and mindful of the needs of the group.” – special education administrator

“The group work focused on goals and data collection was an excellent opportunity to focus on actual issues in practice.” – occupational therapist

Very Valuable! - special education administrator

“Yeah!! The best Professional Development Day we have ever had as related service providers!” – related service provider

“This workshop related directly to what I do everyday within the educational environment” – occupational therapist

“This workshop showed me how to redefine my role as a participation-based collaborator on the team” – speech language pathologist

“This workshop made me re-evaluate how I provide services. I will now focus more on how to improve participation instead of working on isolated skills that may not be generalized in the classroom” – occupational therapist