Special Ed in Natick
Natick / Massachusetts info
Natick SEPAC April 23, 2018 presentation to School Committee: Link to SEPAC presentation and Link to April 23 School Committee Video (starts at 9 min)
Natick Student Services website: Natick Public Schools' Office of Student Services is committed to growth for all students. While different students need different supports to reach that end, the Office of Student Services is dedicated to assisting teachers, parents and students in fulfilling this goal. This is the department you would contact to discuss IEP/504 questions each school has an assigned Evaluation Team Lead (ETL) that coordinates the IEP/504 Evaluation process.
Continuum of special education programs within the Natick Public Schools: Overview of specially designed instructional programs and related services that meet the special needs of students determined to have a disability or special needs.
Local resources for mental health services: These programs operate independently of Natick Public Schools (NPS), which means NPS will NOT be notified if you use these services.
Massachusetts Department of Education info: Home page to School and District profiles
Special Education Transportation Data: select "How to Use the Data" link to learn what information is provided and how to use the site
Exceptional Lives Guides - Free guides on a variety of topics including:
How to get started with Early Intervention
How to get Special Education services
How to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
How to Optimize your Health Insurance
Guardianship and its Alternatives
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Understanding Response to Intervention (RTI) (from understood.org)
RTI Overview at 061917 School Committee presentation on RTI from Dr. Anna Nolin and Mr. Tim Luff
MA DOE: Mass Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a blueprint for school improvement that focuses on system structures and supports across the district (includes RTI)
MA DOE Sp. Education: Mass Tiered System of Support (MTSS) more info on MTSS from a Special Education perspective
MA DOE MTSS statement on Family and Community Engagement (chapter 4b)