Mission Statement

Westwood SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is an independent advocacy group with the mission to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with disabilities in our community.

 

Requirements for PAC's in Massachusetts:

The Massachusetts Special Education Law, Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws, requires a school district to establish a PAC, and assigns both an advisory and a participatory function to the PAC.  Read the document from DESE regarding Guidance for SEPAC's.

 

Membership is offered to all parents of students found eligible for special education, as well as other interested parties.

 

Learn more about the MassPAC - Federation for Children with Special Needs

 

 

Helpful Resources for Parents

 

Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards

English

Spanish

Chinese

Arabic

 

2018-2019 Westwood Program Guide

IEP Process Guide

Is Special Education the Right Service?

State Complaint Due Process Comparison Chart

Information about Transition (students ages 14-22)

Concord Public Schools SEPAC website

Eligibility Criteria Presentation

Student Services Update

Understanding Basic Rights in Special Education

Basic Rights Training Presentation 2/28/19 & 12/28/17 (Federation for Children with Special Needs)

 

A Parent's Guide to Special Education

English                           Spanish

 

A Parent's Guide to Selecting a Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts

English                         Spanish

Contact Information

Visit our website at www.westwoodsepac.org

Email us at westwoodsepac@gmail.com

 

SEPAC Board:

Megan Brenk - Co-Chair

Meggan Flaherty - Co-Chair

Angela Pomarole - Co-Secretary

Aravind Movva - Co-Secretary

Kelly Anderson - Co-Treasurer

Jennifer Ellis - Co-Treasurer

 

Next SEPAC Meetings:

 

Safety for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder color flyer

April 2, 2019:  7:00-9:00 pm - WPS District Administration Professional Development Room

Safety for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Executive Functioning Impact at Home and in School color flyer

April 25, 2019:  7:00-9:00 pm - WPS District Administration Professional Development Room

Understanding Executive Functioning Impact at Home and School

Autism - Raising your Child on the Spectrum color flyer

May 9, 2019:  7:00-9:00 pm - WPS District Administration Professional Development Room

Autism - Raising Your Child on the Spectrum

Join us for our Parent Support Meeting

SEPAC Parent Support meeting 4/30/19 color flyer

April 30, 2019:  9:00-11:00 am - Cafe Nero, Legacy Place in Dedham

 

Join us for a parent support meeting.  Connect with other local families, share stories and ask advice in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.  Note:  Children are welcome!  Look for a SEPAC sign on the table.

RSVP at westwoodsepac.org/event-reg or on our Facebook Page.

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    SEPAC Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2018

December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017 Presentation

October 10, 2017

May 17, 2017

March 27, 2017

May 10, 2018 Benefits Presentation

February 28, 2019- Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation

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