Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

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The Nashoba Regional School District’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a parent-led group providing support to parents & guardians of children who have an IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan.

SEPAC membership is open to everyone in the Nashoba Regional School District Community. Meeting dates and locations are included in the Nashoba Regional School District Calendar.

To join the SEPAC mailing list, send a request to nashobasepac@nrsd.net

  • We send out a monthly newsletter via email.

  • Check out our SEPAC flyer, click here

  • SEPAC BYLAWS- Click here for more information 

Contact SEPAC

Co-Chairs- Charlene Cabral and Katherine Giannetti, email: nashobasepac@nrsd.net
Secretary -  TBD  
Treasurer -  TBD

Town Representatives


Bolton 
Florence Sawyer - Karen Yesue and Erika Elzey    

Lancaster
Mary Rowlandson - Charlene Cabral
Luther Burbank - Melissa Whalen

Stow

Center - Jenny Blounts
Hale- Lindsey Dyda

High School

Isabel Wells

Social Media
Facebook postings - Colleen Goldstein
Find us on Facebook  (NRSD SEPAC) or follow us on Twitter (@NRSDSEPAC)

COVID-19 SPECIAL EDUCATION UPDATES:

Disclaimer for Special Education Services Online September 9, 2020

Letter Concerning Special Education Services September 9, 2020

DESE Back to School Letter for Families of Children with Disabilities September 2020  (Letter Translations)

Extended School Year Reopening Guidelines 2020

Extended School Year Update June 2020

Virtual Meeting Announcement April 2020

DESE Letter to Families April 2020  (Letter Translations)

DESE Family Resource Toolbox  (Letter Translations)

March 16, 2020 Update

March 13, 2020 Update


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sunday- February 9, 2020--SEPAC Parent Social at Slater’s

Slater’s -356 Main Street, Bolton
5:30-8:00 pm

Tuesday -February 25, 2020--What Parents Should Know About Executive Function Skills
Presented by Merri Minnich of Beyond Booksmart

The Center School – 403 Great Road, Stow

7:00-9:00 pm

Why do capable children sometimes struggle in school? Oftentimes, the answer lies in developing the essential self-management skills or Executive Function that help students achieve goals and be productive.  Parents will learn the 8 skills that students need for success as well as tips and strategies to help their children study more effectively, stay organized, manage time, plan projects and maintain their focus.
Http://www.beyondbooksmart.com

 

Wednesday- March 18, 2020 Transitioning to Life After High School   (Cancelled- New Date to Be Determined)

Wednesday-March 25, 2020--Life Animated- Movie and Expert Panel with Q and A

(Cancelled - New Date to Be Determined)

Nashoba Regional School District- 12 Green Road, Bolton

6:30-9:00 pm

Inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young Autistic man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
Expert panel details to follow



Prior Workshops/Events:

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP- A free workshop for parents and professionals
When: November 14, 2019      7:00 - 9:00 PM  
Where: Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Road, Bolton
For more information click here


Decoding the Neuropsychological Evaluation -

Center School (Science Room- C131)- 403 Great Road, Stow, MA  01775 
This talk will inform listeners about neuropsychological evaluations, specifically covering the following topics:
  • What makes a good neuropsychological evaluation and how does it differ from a school evaluation?
  • When should you get a neuropsychological evaluation for your child?
  • How to find a good neuropsychologist: avoiding common pitfalls in the process.
  • How to best use a neuropsychological evaluation to effectively support your child.

There will be some time for specific questions from the audience. Nancy Roosa, PsyD has been providing neuropsychological evaluations for children since 1997. She is a senior clinician at NESCA and her thorough assessments are particularly appropriate for children with complex profiles and those whose presentations do not fit neatly into any one diagnostic box. For more details click here

Do you have ideas for topics you’d like to hear about and discuss?  Please come to a meeting or email us at nashobasepac@nrsd.net  Follow us on Facebook (Nashoba SEPAC) or Twitter (@NashobaSEPAC)

Cheryl Gallaugher, Special Educator from NRHS

Click here to download lecture slides

Cheryl Gallaugher, Special Educator from NRHS

Click here to download lecture slides