SEPAC

SEPAC COMMITTEE OFFICERS:
President: 
Laura Malnight -  508-358-0283    lmalnight@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Susan Dayno
Secretary: 
Beth Olney

                                                              Wayland Public Schools
                                              Wayland Special Education Advisory Council
                                                                      2017 - 2018                              

                                                                Upcoming Meetings
                                                           7:00 - 9:00 P.M.                                    
                                      Wayland Town Building - School Committee Room

   Tuesday, September 26, 2017         Movie "Life Animated," viewing followed by discussion
                                                           with Dr. JoAnn Kline, Psychologist, WPS

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017         Anxiety in Children:  Signs & Strategies  
    (Rescheduled from 11/14/17)         Speaker:  Dr. Angela Jones, 
                                                           Human Relations Services, Wellesley, MA

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018              Annual Presentation - Special Education Regulations
                                                                                             & Parent Rights
                                                          Sensory Integration - What is it?
                                                          Speaker:  Janet Kaplan, Occupational Therapist, WPS

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018               Wayland's Special Education Services & Programs
                                                          Moving Through The Grades
                                                          Presentation & Discussion -
                                                          Wayland Special Education Team Leaders

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018             Executive Functioning:  Understanding the Brain & How
                                                                                               It Works
                                                          Speaker:  Dr. Naami Turk, Neuropsychologist

Other Notes:

The Wayland SEPAC is trying to put together a list of resources for fellow parents.  We would like to post this information on the district website so that parents can access it easily. We are looking for the names of any providers that you patronize that would be good with special needs children of all types.  Pediatricians and other medical specialists, dentists, hair stylists, therapists of all sorts, etc.  Other useful information might include stores or online shopping sites where you purchase items for your kids or sporting and recreational programs that your kids have enjoyed.  If you have any information you would like to share with fellow parents, please send it via email to Laura Malnight (lmalnight@gmail.com) as soon as possible.  If you think of something not listed here, please feel free to share it!  We would like to include anything that you think is helpful for other parents.
Best,
Laura Malnight Wayland SEPAC


Resources:  
SPED Child & Teen:  http://www.spedchildmass.com/

Laws & Regulations: Spec.Education Process Workshop:  Parent Workshop
Spec. Education Eligibility Flow-Chart: Spec. Education Eligibility Flow-Chart.pdf

Upcoming Events:  




“To encourage children to embrace differences, kids must first encounter differences.”

Check out the new Facebook community, Together We Play, an inclusive friendship & play group. This group is for families (or caregivers) raising children with special needs AND families with typically developing children, primarily in the Boston suburbs. Have some fun, and help us make the world a more accepting place! There are benefits for everyone!

Learn more here:  www.momsofamazingkids.org/togetherweplay
Join Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/togetherweplay


The Wayland Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is the parent advisory council for children with special needs.  The Council advocates for children with special needs and performs in an advisory and collaborative role to the Wayland School Committee relative to special education issues.  SEPAC sponsors general open meetings to educate and inform parents about topics that affect them and their children.  If you would like more information about SEPAC or to join and have your name on our mailing list please contact: 

 SEPAC OBJECTIVES: 
   -
  To promote a network for parents of children with disabilities and 
      provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative 
      interest and concern regarding our children.
   -  To advise under Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws: 603 
      CMR, Section 28.00; the Superintendent and School Committee on
      matters that pertain to the educationand safety of students with
      disabilities as well as the operations and development of special 
      education.
    - To promote communication between SEPAC members, local, state and 
      national organizations, councils, andgroups. 

 SEPAC MEMBERSHIP:
   Membership is open to all parents of children with special needs and
   other interested parties.

 
  • To promote a network for parents of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children.
  • To advise under Chapter 71B of the Massachusetts General Laws: 603 CMR, Section 28.00; the Superintendent and School Committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities as well as the operations and development of special education
  • To promote communication between SEPAC members, local, state and national organizations, councils, and groups.