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.
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.
SEPAC Virtual Meeting
Monday, April 10, 2023
The focus of this meeting will be on current grade 5 students with disabilities
who will be moving to the 6th grade at the middle-high school. Parents will have opportunities
to have questions answered by a panel of personnel which will include School Adjustment Counselors,
Guidance Counselors, General Education Teachers and Team Chairs
Google Meet Information: https://meet.google.com/rro-rtbm-czf
Or dial: (513)468-1047 PIN: 779 704 110#
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