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  
2015 - 2016
 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015           Parent's Rights and Procedural Safeguards Workshop
 Presenter:  The Education Cooperative
 Place:  141 Mansion Drive, East Walpole, MA

 Tuesday, March 29, 2016  Overview of Special Education  Programs in Wayland
 Presenters:  Wayland Spec. Education Staff
 Place:  Wayland Town Building, Senior Center

 Monday, April 11, 2016  Transition Workshop:  What Makes for a Purposeful 
 Driven and Successful Transition to Adult Life
 Presented at:  The Education Cooperative
                       141 Mansion Drive, East Walpole, MA
                       6:30 - 8:00 PM

 Tuesday, May 10, 2016   Discipline with Love
 Presenter:  Dr. Hila Ben Levi & Ms. Kelly Mitchell
                   Human Relations Service, Inc
 Place:  Wayland Town Building, Selectmen's Mtg. Room      

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:  
Natick Program - Parent & Family Program Series Natick Programs.pdf
Team Time - Astronauts in Training TT Astronauts Fall 2016 (FINAL).pdf
Move to Talk - Astronauts in Training  - MTT Astronauts Fall 2016 (FINAL).pdf
Sibshop Flyer 16-17 - Sibshop Flyer 2016.2017.pdf
​One Night Out - ONO Flyer 2016-2017.pdf
Open Gyms 16-17 - Open Gyms 16-17.pdf


         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.