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

 

2019-2020 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 - 10/7/19

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

Aravind Movva - Secretary

Jennifer Ellis - Treasurer

 

Next SEPAC Meetings:

Color flyer for ADHD Parent Training

Monday, November 18, 2020

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - WPS Professional Development Room

ADHD Parent Training - presented by ADHD Boston

Presentation is from 7-9pm

 

Monday, January 13, 2020

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - WPS Professional Development Room

Basic Rights:  Understanding the IEP, presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs

Presentation is from 7-9pm

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - WPS Professional Development Room

Basic Rights:  Transition Planning, presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs

Presentation is from 7-9pm

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - WPS Professional Development Room

Autism Parent Training, presented by Massachusetts Advocates for Children

 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Downey Elementary School playground

End of Year Popsicle Social

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

 

 

  • 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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