SEPAC

Basic Rights in Special Education Presentations:

As the district does not have an active SEPAC this year, we are directing you to the web-page link below. The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides a variety of workshops over the course of the school year, all of which can be found on their calendar. There are numerous local events, all of which are open to the public. If you are new to the IEP process you may find it helpful to attend a Basic Rights in Special Education presentation. If you have any further questions please contact the office of Student Services.​​

Federation for Children with Special Needs


Wayland Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council has an important voice to add to the school district’s dialogue and decision-making in regards to special education. Parents have a unique perspective that is based on their own experiences. Working collaboratively with the Office of Student Services, the SEPAC has a positive impact on matters that pertain to special education within the Wayland Public Schools. In partnering with the school district, the SEPAC can help create a more responsive school environment and positive outcomes for families. Meaningful dialogue and progress is borne out of good communication between the officers of the SEPAC, parents and school administrators.
If you are you interested in helping to develop and organizing the Wayland Public Schools SEPAC please call the Office of Student Services at 508-358-3756.
For more information on the role of SEPACs, see:


Guidance for Special Education Parent Advisory Councils

What is a SEPAC?

SEPAC COMMITTEE OFFICERS:
President: 

Treasurer: 

Secretary:  

                                                            
                                                                                     

                            


 

 

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                            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.
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