Our Next Meeting
Advise the Council – One of F-SEPAC’s main roles is to advise the Framingham School District on matters pertaining to the education and safety of children with special needs in our town. Here is your opportunity to provide input to the F-SEPAC Officers (who are parents served by the Framingham Public Schools) about your child’s needs, your feedback and ongoing concerns in a supportive, confidential environment. There will be no school personnel present.
We will also make it possible for you to pose your questions and concerns anonymously, if you so desire by emailing info@F-SEPAC.org or contacting one of the Officers. The F-SEPAC Officers will then summarize this input and provide it (without names) to the Framingham School’s administration for discussion and proposed action.
Elections – We are a bit behind in our elections this year. If you are interested in becoming an officer please review our By Laws to learn about the different officer roles and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the ballot.
F-SEPAC Parent/Guardian Support Group
Join our monthly parent/guardian support group formerly known as the 4Cs support group (Coffee, Comfort, Conversation and Chocolate) every second Friday from 9 to 11AM at B Sisters Cafe 680 Worchester Road in Framingham on the east bound side of route 9 across the street from Staples, Trader Joes and Walgreens. All parents and guardians of special needs children are welcome. Please by email supportgroup@F-SEPAC.org or call 508.558.7220 if you have any questions.
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Welcome to F-SEPAC
Being the parent or guardian of a child with special needs comes with lots of challenges. The amount of information you need to help your child can be overwhelming. Just know that you’re not alone. Approximately 23% of children in the Framingham school district have special needs. The Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council, also known as the F-SEPAC, is here to help and support you.
Information on Framingham Public Schools
On the Framingham Public School website you can find a link to your child’s school, the Special Education Department. You can also find contact info for your team Evaluation Coordinators, Special Ed Director and Assistant Director, the Location of Services and Programs at each school, and description of what is available at various age levels.
F-SEPAC is run by parents who are concerned about the special needs of children in the Framingham schools. We are a district-wide resource to parents or guardians of children with special needs – offering them information, support, and meetings throughout the school year. As a group the F-SEPAC is mandated and supported by Massachusetts law.
We are a united voice for special needs children and considered an advisory committee to the Framingham school district and its Special Education Department. We work with them in partnership to determine appropriate programs and services for children with special needs. We are a group that works to support and protect access to quality education for all children – especially those with disabilities – and participate in decision making that affects policies, rules, and regulations.
F-SEPAC’s mission is to work for the understanding, respect, and support of all children with special needs in Framingham. We provide opportunities for parents to share experiences and information and come together to learn more about challenges facing children with special needs.