Topics for this year (Please check this website for times and dates)
- Basic Rights in Special Education (in Spanish or Portuguese)
- Transition to Adulthood
- Sensory Issues for Our Children
- Going from Early Intervention to PreK in Special Education
With a 48-hour notice, we will make every attempt to provide interpreters for foreign languages and ASL for anyone who requests such.
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.
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.
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 (except for holidays) 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 contact us by email supportgroup@F-SEPAC.org or call 508.558.7220 if you have any questions.
Nov 17, Dec 8, Jan 12, 2018, Feb 9, March 9, April 20, May 11, June 8
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, and description of what is available.