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.

FEBRUARY BUSINESS MEETING

Tuesday, February 5, 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. Then parents remain for a guided conversation on the "topic of the month," which will help us determine agenda items for future meetings.


FEBRUARY EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION:
"Friends Matter: Promoting Authentic Social Opportunities for All"

Friendships are valuable and important for all people, yet friendships between individuals with and without disabilities can be rare. While we often focus on improving the social skills of students with disabilities, providing more opportunities and direct support for these friendships to develop is just as crucial. 

Dr. Rossetti will share stories of successes and challenges, as well as research-based strategies for parents and educators to promote authentic friendships between individuals with and without disabilities.

Zach Rossetti, Ph.D., a former special education teacher and inclusion facilitator, is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research focuses on social interactions and friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities in inclusive settings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00pm – Networking & Refreshments
7:30 pm – Program Begins

Broadmeadow School Media Center
120 Broadmeadow Road, Needham