Educational Programs

Needham's Special Education Services and Programs

Please join us for our annual overview of what Needham has to offer students with all types of needs at all of our schools, from preschool through age 22. This is an opportunity to meet all of the Special Education Directors, gain a general understanding of special education in Needham, and hear about what will be new this year.

Wednesday, October 13 • 7-9pm • Zoom • Meeting ID: 617 696 9653 • Passcode: 383531

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Our programs are open to all members of the community, and provide an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers.


"Navigating High School and Beyond: Needham SEPAC families share what they are learning and what they wish they had learned sooner"

Monday, April 26, 2021

Hear from a panel of current Needham families what they are learning about preparing their special education students for high school and beyond. The panel consists of parents of students with a range of profiles and a current NHS college bound senior.

This meeting was not recorded.

"Behavior as Communication"

Friday, February 26, 2021

This talk will focus on the importance of interpreting behavior as a communicative tool. Guest speaker Amit Alon MS, CCC-SLP, will share her core professional beliefs and experiences with multiple examples. Parents are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation.

"The Law and Our Children: What Special Education Parents Need to Know"

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This presentation will give a general overview of the legal protections available to parents of children receiving special education accommodations from special education law to estate planning, including setting up a trust and guardianship.

Zoom recording

"Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP"

Thursday, November 19, 2020

This presentation will break down the Individual Education Program (IEP) document by section, explain its development, and describe how the document will support a student. Presented by Faith Morgan-Gaines B.S. Ed., M.P.P. for the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN).

Presentation / handout

"Needham's Special Education Services and Programs"

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Our annual overview of what Needham has to offer students with all types of needs at all of our schools, from preschool through age 22. We were joined by Tricia Mullen, Rebecca Sparrell, Julie Muse-Fisher AND the K-8 building coordinators.

Zoom recording


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