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Who We Are

The Natick Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is an all-volunteer organization of parents and caregivers of children receiving support services in the Natick public schools and private school settings.  In the Natick school system, there are more than 800 children on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and 504 plans.  Whether your child is already receiving support or you are trying to determine if your child needs services, we are here to provide a parent’s perspective and connections. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Natick SEPAC is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in the community.  To that end, the Natick SEPAC will work to:

·   Support and encourage an innovative educational environment where students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and a community environment where all students are encouraged to reach their full potential.

·   Promote a network for parents of students with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern.

·   Support communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, respect, acceptance and inclusion of students with disabilities.

·   Collaborate with the school community to continually improve the educational opportunities available throughout the Natick Public Schools that cultivate improved educational outcomes for students with disabilities.

 2018 SEPAC Events

SEPAC Business Meeting
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08 2018, 6:15 pm Natick High School (Lecture Hall - 2nd floor)
Please join Natick SEPAC for some February Business meeting - see details/agenda here.

Basic Rights Training
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 2018, 7 - 9 pm Natick High School (Lecture Hall - 2nd floor) - Snow date 2/15/18
A speaker from the Federation for Children with Special Needs helps parents navigate the process to request support services and understand the laws/guidelines surrounding special education. This meeting is highly recommended for parents just starting the special education process or parents that have a child on an IEP but have never attended a Basic Rights workshop before.  Registration is not required, but appreciated in an effort to be able provide enough handouts .  Please if you plan to attend.

Developing Self Determination Skills
TUESDAY,  MARCH 13 2018, 7 - 9 pm  Wilson Middle School Auditorium
Please join Dr. Lori Peterson, from the University of Northern Colorado, and a panel of Natick champion teachers who are working to build self determination skills in students.  Learn strategies parents  can use at home to help build your child’s self determination skills.

SEPAC Voting & Annual Student Services Recap
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 2018, 7 - 9 pm,  Natick Town Hall - 3rd Floor
Please Join Tim Luff for a review the 2017-2018 school year and participate in voting for the SEPAC board members for 2018-2019.