Special Education Parent Advisory Council

What is the SEPAC?

 

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan?  Are you interested in getting support services for your child?  Then check out the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at newtonpac.org.

 

We are a volunteer organization of parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school.  We run an online forum where parents can ask each other about special education programs, issues, policies and resources both within and outside of the public school system.  We work directly with the school administration regarding our childrens’ special education through our school liaisons, meetings with the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and by attending Newton School Committee meetings.

 

In addition to sponsoring monthly speakers here in Newton, we publicize presentations and conferences held by other SEPACs and organizations in the area.  We also hold monthly board meetings that are open to all parents whose dates are listed on our website – please join us!  In the meantime, you can join our online community at newtonpac.org.

 

You can also contact me directly for more information about the SEPAC, programing you would like to see at Brown and any special needs issues inside or outside of school that you would like help with. If I don’t know the answer, I will help you find someone else who can help!

 

Brown SEPAC Liaison, Kim Gallaugher – momofiggy@hotmail.com or 617-335-8140

 

Continue to check this page weekly for events you or your child may be interested in!

 

Upcoming SEPAC events:

Mon Feb 5 – “Transition from Middle School to High School” Presentation by NPS Staff – 7:15-9pm at the Newton Public Schools Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 210

 

Tue Feb 13 – Open Board Meeting

All parents welcome to attend – 7:15-9pm at the Newton Public Schools Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 217

 

Wed Feb 28 – “Reducing Anxiety in Children”

Presentation by Jessica Minahan, Special Educator and Behavior Analyst, author of “The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching The Most Challenging Students”- Newton North High School Auditorium

 

Tue March 20 – Open Board Meeting

All parents welcome to attend – 7:15-9pm at the Newton Public Schools Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 217