Join our mailing list by emailing: SEPACREADING@GMAIL.COM
Follow our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/SEPAC.Reading
Contact the 2020/2021 SEPAC Boards Members:
Amy Stewart: AmyS.SEPAC@gmail.com
Laura Noonan: LNoonan.SEPAC@gmail.com
Alyssa Scaparotti: Alyssa.SEPAC@gmail.com
COVID-19 Recommended Resources
2020/2021 Meeting Schedule
The Reading SEPAC typically meets the second Tuesday of the month. It is anticipated that the SEPAC will follow this custom during the 2020/2021 school year. Accordingly, the proposed upcoming meeting dates are as follows:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 7 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7 PM (Basic Rights Workshop, "Evaluation and Eligibility", Presented by a member of the Federation for Children with Special Needs)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 7 PM (SEPAC BOARD ELECTIONS!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 7 PM (Presentation by Coordinator of Mediation and Facilitation Myrto Flessas of the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA)).
Tuesday December 8, 2020, at 7 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 7 PM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 7 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 7 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 7 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 7 PM
All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.
Links for information from 2019-2020 meetings:
- May 28, 2020 Google Slides Presentation: End of School Year Report to School Committee
- May 28, 2020 RCTV Facebook Video of SEPAC Board Member Maria Morgan presenting the SEPAC End of School Year Report to the School Committee (39 minute mark to 1:15 hour/minute mark in video)
- Schedule of Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) Basic Rights Workshops for those who missed ours on February 11th or would like to see other FCSN workshop offerings
- DESE Presentation TFM (Tiered Focus Monitoring) Parent Orientation (Presentation from December 10th SEPAC meeting)
The mission of the Reading Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of, all children with special needs in the community. To that end, they will work to:
*Promote a network of parents of children with special needs, and provide a forum to share information
*Advise the Director of Student Services, School Committee, and
Superintendent on special education programs and policies, and parent and teacher training needs
*Promote communication and sharing of information between SEPAC members, local, state and national organizations, councils and groups, as well as within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance and inclusion of students with special needs
*Provide informational workshops to parents, educators, students and professionals
Comprehensive guidance from the Office for Civil Rights. There is a lot of information but well worth reading for clarification on federal law.
Scroll through the documents to find OCR's guidance on a variety of situations (e.g. ADHD, diabetes, prevention of racial discrimination, etc.)
Information from Understood.org
Below are recommendations from other parents and google.
The district and/or SEPAC is not responsible for any information gathered from these listed professionals. Use at your own risk.
THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS: PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR SUGGESTIONS
Did you know if your child has a disability, they qualify for MassHealth?
Find accommodations and help at https://www.understood.org/
TITLE 1 School Parents
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership
NEED HELP? LOOK HERE