SEPAC Contacts and Meeting Schedule


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.  

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 Regional SEPCA 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.

Parent Contacts:

If contact information is not listed for the person you wish to speak with, please forward your request to one of the other chairs or the district contacts and we will have that chair reach out to you directly.

District Contacts:

  • Kristin Campione, Ed.D., Director of Student Services kcampione@qrsd.org
  • Cassandra Heno, Administrative Assistant to Student Services cheno@qrsd.org
    Both can be reached by phone at:  (978)355-2055
 

Meeting Schedule

SEPAC Meeting
Family/Parent/Care Provider/Guardian Networking & Resource Event
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  QRSD Educational Support Center
with option for joining virtually:
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84622284102?pwd=L0srM2RRWi9HN1hZLzlPVXppWTBjQT09 
Meeting ID: 846 2228 4102 
Passcode: 714w1s

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Tiered Focused Monitoring (TFM) Parent Orientation
by Michael McDonald 
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This meeting is being held only virtually
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83638259062
Meeting ID: 836 3825 9062

The remainder of the schedule is in development and will be posted shortly  

 

Helpful Information & Links for Families:

Information from the Bureau of Special Education Appeals:  Often families and school districts are able to work collaboratively and develop IEPs and 504s to meet the needs of their students; however when they reach an impasse, it can be frustrating, upsetting, and sometimes leave the parties wondering how to move forward. The BSEA Mediators/Facilitators aim to be both accessible and approachable and we are now offering monthly Informational Zoom sessions. The sessions are free and open to ANYONE who wants to learn more about our services; this includes parents, students, school districts, family support folks, attorneys, advocates, anyone wanting to know more about BSEA Mediation and Facilitation.

Please follow this link to get more information on our sessions along with their Zoom Links: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/mediation-and-facilitation-informational-sessions 

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