BASIC RIGHTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND F-SEPAC ELECTIONS
May 11, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
at the King Building, 454 Water Street, Framingham, Demarais Room
Basic Rights presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. This workshop introduces participants to the federal and state special education laws, special education process, parent and student rights and how to resolve differences with the school. Please RSVP so we know how many handouts to make at http://fcsn.org/ptic/workshops/schedule.
For elections, we are looking for volunteers to run as Officers for the SEPAC. If you would like to run as Co-Chair, Secretary or Treasurer or nominate someone please contact the Election Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.