The design and implementation of SC@N 360 is the direct result of a year long planning effort that included local families, organizations, and community and political leaders. Continued family and community involvement remains central to the successful implementation of this Project. Families, parents, children, professionals and students are always welcome to fill a variety of roles at SC@N 360 or attend one of the various trainings offered. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to become involved with our project.
Undergraduate and graduate students, with an interest in pursuing a career in disability services, are able to receive college credit working in collaboration with SC@N 360, our community partners, state partners and affiliations. Semester, summer and year-long internship positions are available. Interns who have worked with the Center in the past have include students from American International College, Boston College, Elms College, and Springfield College.
Urban Youth Collaborative Program
The UYC Program is operated by the Behavioral Health Network and gives young people interested in social work and working with people with disabilities the opportunity to learn about the field and gain real life experience. Scan 360 and New North Family Support hosts an intern every summer who then works on a summer project. The program offers interns the opportunity to work in different locations throughout Western MA. Here at Scan 360 and New North Family Support we value our interns and hope they learn and grow as individuals.
Special Education Advocate
The Federation for Children with Special Needs holds Bi-Annual Parent Consultant Trainings at SC@N 360, in affiliation with guest presenters from state and community agencies, for parents and professionals to learn more about state and federal Special Education laws and processes. Attendees are equipped with the knowledge and resources to collaborate effectively in order to better develop supports and services that enable children/students with disabilities to succeed. An optional component to complete a 50 hour internship is available to become certified as a Special Education Advocate.
Advocates are asked to give back to the Center by serving as volunteer Educational Advocates for families served by SC@N 360.
Opportunities are available for older youth and adults to serve in volunteer roles with the Center. Individuals are welcome to assist at special functions and activities, provide tutoring support or child care, or perform administrative office duties and cleaning services. Hours and duties are flexible and completed work may be credited toward community service hour requirements. Please Contact Us for a volunteer application or interview.
En Español: Voluntario