What is 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.


But They’re Only 12!
Why and How to Begin Transition Planning

What comes after high school for children with special needs? Please join us for a workshop that will include:

  • A brief overview of transition assessment, planning and services in Massachusetts with particular emphasis on why and how caretakers can start developing independence at any age.
  • Identification of key factors that make a difference in postsecondary life with specific focus on transitioning to postsecondary learning environments including a college setting.
  • Effective strategies for developing critical skillsets required for success and satisfaction in adult home, community and work life.
  • Community resources every caretaker should know about as they engage in the process of helping their child to become a more independent and self-sufficient adult.

Presenter Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS, is Director of Transition Services at NESCA. She has over a decade of experience facilitating social, life, and career skill development programs for transition-aged youth. Prior to joining NESCA, Ms. Challen founded an array of programs for teens and young adults at MGH Aspire and spent time as Program Director of the Northeast Arc's Spotlight Program where she often collaborated with schools to develop in-district social skill and transition programming. She is also co-author of the chapter "Technologies to Support Interventions for Social-Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness, Personal Style, and Self-Regulation" for the book Technology Tools for Students with Autism.

Monday, March 9, 2015
7:00 pm – Refreshments
7:30 pm – Program begins

Broadmeadow School Media Center
120 Broadmeadow Road, Needham

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Emery Grover Building, 2nd Floor Coneference Room
1330 Highland Avenue, Needham



Introduction to Special Education at High Rock School

Hosted by Judith Murphy, Grade 6 Special Education Coordinator
This informational session is for parents/guardians of students who receive special education services and will be attending High Rock in the fall of 2015. This program will give a broad overview of the special education program including:

  • What is a learning center
  • How services are delivered
  • A typical day for a special education student
  • Support services and personnel
  • Method of communication

*All parents/guardians of current 5th grade special education students are strongly encouraged to attend both the March 12 and March 17 introductory sessions.  

Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 pm
High Rock School Media Center