SEPAC Contacts and Meeting Schedule

SEPAC PANDEMIC RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is a group of parents helping other parents with information, resources, and moral support.  If you have one question or several, we can help!  Please email us or come to a meeting.  

Contact Information: 

qrsd.sepac@gmail.com

  • Morgan Brinker, SEPAC Chair, qrsd.sepac@gmail.com  
  • Kristin Campione, District Contact, kcampione@qrsd.org

2020-2021 Meetings:

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c.30A, Section 18, https://www.mass.gov/doc/open-meeting-law-order-march-12-2020/download, and the Governors March 23, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the numbert of people that may gather in one place https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-charlie-baker-orders-all-non-essential-businesses-to-cease-in-person-operation, the meetings below will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. The meeting links may be found in the agendas below:

Parent Networking and School Reopening SEPAC Meeting
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75432690632?pwd=NExEeEd5UzZab3RDQUcxeVE5b0V1dz09

Passcode:  3STYy8URIX)
 
Joining Instructions

MassPAC presentation of Basic Rights SEPAC Meeting
November, 2020 (Date TBA)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Check Back for meeting link

Our Mission…

  • Work toward improved understanding and respect for all children with special needs in our community.
  • Provide a network of parents to share resources and to support one another through common interest and concern for our children.
  • Encourage a partnership between the families of special needs children and the Quabbin Regional School District and, in doing so, improve the opportunities and education of special needs children.
  • Promote and support an educational environment where each child is encouraged and provided with opportunities to attain their fullest potential. 

Get Involved…

  • Become a SEPAC member; there are no membership fees
  • Attend a presentation:  Each year the Quabbin Region SEPAC offers free presentations, in addition to a Basic Rights seminar
  • Come to a meeting:  Attend our meetings, where experienced parents are available to answer your questions and to lend a supportive hand.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:

IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education:  Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

United States, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Notice of Procedural Safeguards (Parent’s Rights Brochure)

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

Problem Resolution System

Disability Definitions

Disability Definitions and Related Links