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 2017-2018 Events

Natick SEPAC Meeting:  Meet SEPAC School Liaisons

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 2017,  7pm  Natick Town Hall
Please join Natick SEPAC for our first meeting of the school year.   We will discuss the upcoming 2017-2018 SEPAC school year, discuss volunteer opportunities and welcome all SEPAC school liaisons with a review of their roles in our schools.

Strategies for reducing academic stress and strengthening executive function skills at home
Natick High School (Lecture Hall – 2nd floor)

Please join Dan Levine and Melissa Wilson of Engaging Minds who will present strategies for reducing academic stress and strengthening executive function skills at home. In this workshop parents will learn:
  • Strategies to help your child get “unstuck” when he/she has trouble initiating tasks
  • Organizational strategies to help your child keep track of his/her belongings and schoolwork
  • Strategies to promote flexible thinking, enhance working memory, and sustain attention
  • Self-monitoring strategies to help your child set goals, stay on track, and follow-through

Basic Rights Training
TBD - February 2018, 7 - 9 pm Natick High School (Lecture Hall - 2nd floor)
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.