Welcome to Needham SEPAC

We are parents of special education students who have joined together to provide information and support to each other. 

We meet regularly with school administrators to give our input on the policies and programs that affect our children.

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION
"Don’t Rush to Soothe! Practical Strategies for Stress and Anxiety Management"

When we see our children experiencing distress, our impulse is to “swoop” in and soothe them. While this might be a short-term solution, it’s critical that we also build skills to help children manage their own stress and anxiety more independently over time. 

In this workshop, we’ll review the core concepts behind stress and anxiety, and learn practical strategies to support children of all ages.

Elise Wulff, MEd, has more than a decade of experience working with the neurodiverse population and their families. With MGH Aspire since 2008, Elise oversees MGH Aspire programming for individuals ages 5-16 and related services, and also provides personalized parent coaching, school based consultation, and professional development for providers.

Tuesday, April 9
7:00 pm – Refreshments
7:30 pm – Program begins

Broadmeadow School Media Center
120 Broad Meadow Road, Needham
 


SEPAC Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Dan Gutekanst

Wednesday, April 10th, 9:00 am
Emery Grover Building, 1330 Highland Avenue

Dr. Gutekanst will join us to exchange ideas and answer questions.  Don't miss this great annual event!   


APRIL BUSINESS MEETING

Tuesday, April 23, 9:30am
Emery Grover Building, 1330 Highland Avenue

All parents are encouraged to attend our monthly business meetings. During the first hour we meet with administrators to discuss topics of common interest. This month we hill hear Updates from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) presented by Matt Ganas, Executive Director of Special Education for Needham Public Schools. Then parents remain for a guided conversation on the "topic of the month," which will help us determine agenda items for future meetings.