The Needham SEPAC is a parents’ organization that provides information to parents and advocates collectively for children in the Needham special education program. This includes special needs children educated within Needham Public Schools and those with out-of-district placements.
There is no membership fee to join Needham SEPAC and we hold monthly public meetings designed to inform parents on issues of general interest and topics specific to Needham. We also hold special events which may incur a charge.
We meet regularly with the Needham school administration to ensure parental input in curriculum, policy, budget, and other issues. Our growing membership has made us more effective advocates for our special needs children.
If you are not already on our email alerts and newsletter list and wish to be so, please register using this form. Our email list is confidential, and email recipients do not see other email addresses.
We also have a Yahoo newsgroup for postings of interest to Needham parent members of the Needham SEPAC. Please join to ask questions and share resources and community meeting information.
We look forward to you attending Needham SEPAC meetings and special events!
Susan (Burton) Keays, LICSW, Program Director, Emergency Services, South and West Suburban Riverside Community Care, has sent a letter re-introducing their Emergency Services Program. Please take the time to read about this important service to our community.
Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education had issued a technical assistance advisory to all school superintendents. This advisory spells out the who, what and how that IEP teams need to consider for IEPs that support students and meet the new legislation of the Act Relative to Bullying in Schools.
Read this so that you can understand what the IEP team should do to support your child if they are vulnerable to being bullied or being a bully.
Earlier news can be found here.
|March 11, 2013||Extended Year Services and Other Options for Summer Fun
Diane Dunham, our Preschool Coordinator, Paul Tzovolos, our Assistant Director of Special Education k-8, and Cathy Heller, our Director of Special Education at Needham High School, will all discuss the programs being offered for eligible students this summer through Needham Public Schools. Amy Goldman, the Community Education Program Director, will discuss the Summer Explorations program offerings for this summer.
|April 10, 2013||Understanding Your Student's Learning Style|
All meetings will be held at Broadmeadow School, 120 Broadmeadow Road (in the Media Center). From 7:00-7:30 we have social/networking/refreshments; presentations begin promptly at 7:30.
For information regarding monthly networking coffees, please contact your parent liaison or either co-chair.
Complete information is available on our calendar page.