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Upcoming 2016-2017 Events

Meet the Student Services Team
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13: 7-9pm  Town Hall, 3rd Floor
Note:  Prior to this event there will be a SEPAC Board Meeting, 6 - 6:45pm

Join us for an opportunity to meet the Students Services team for all grade levels (preschool - high school), including Superintendent, Peter Sanchioni, and Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, Tim Luff.  Parents and staff will participate in small group discussions to help learn from each other.  A great opportunity for parents to meet the Student Services staff outside of a formal IEP meeting, or to meet staff members that parents may be working with in the future.  

Sarah Ward (Parent/Caregiver Event): Developing your Child's Independent Executive Function Skills
MONDAY OCTOBER 17:  6:30-8:45 pm, Wilson Auditorium
Learn strategies to help your child with Executive Function Skills including:  time management, goal setting, carrying out organized steps and modifying a plan to complete a task successfully.
This workshop will provide practical, hands-on strategies to develop students' executive function skills for success in school. 

Click here to Register for the Educator Event.  Registrants will receive an email with a link to the the materials prior to the event .

Basic Rights Training
TBD,  Natick Town Hall
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.

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.