Event Alert! TSTI’s Movies Together Virtual Discussion“Crip Camp” with Judy HeumannFebruary 5, 2023 @ 4pm This Sunday! February 5th @ 4pmDisability rights activist Judith Heumann will be leading Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Movies Together discussion of “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” the 2020 documentary about a 1970s Catskills summer camp that galvanized a group of teensContinue reading “Event: TSTI’s “Crip Camp” Discussion with Judy Huemann, February 2023″
Meeting Recap: Middle School & Mental HealthJanuary 9, 2023 At our January 9th SEPAC SOMA meeting, a panel of SOMSD experts joined us to take a close look at anxiety in middle school, including signs of stress, strategies at home and how to get help at MMS and SOMS. Alison Steiner explained how anxiety presentsContinue reading “Recap: Middle School & Mental Health, January 2023”
Cup ChatsJanuary 22, 2023 @ 3:00pm Sunday, January 22 @ 3:00pm📍Elitist Coffee in South Orange (3rd & Valley)CUP CHATS: Informal, in-person gatherings to connect with other parents and caregivers of kids with Special Education-related needs in our district.
Anxiety in High SchoolTuesday, January 24 @ 7:30pm Tuesday, January 24 @ 7:30pmHIGH ANXIETY: High school can be hard to handle in the best of times and, after the events of the last few years, even more teens are struggling. We’ll hear from a panel of CHS experts about anxiety and mental health in theContinue reading “Meeting: Anxiety in High School, January 2023”
Middle School & Mental HealthJanuary 9, 2023 @ 7:30pm Monday, January 9 @ 7:30pmMiddle School & Mental Health: Join us to learn more from our panel of SOMSD experts about anxiety in middle school, including signs of stress, strategies at home and how to get help at MMS and SOMS. This meeting will be virtual. DoContinue reading “Meeting: Middle School & Mental Health, January 2023”
Save the Date: Anxiety (& More) in High School Tuesday, January 24 @ 7:30pmAnxiety (& More) in High School: High school can be hard to handle in the best of times and, in this post-pandemic world, even more teens are struggling. Join us to learn more about mental health in high school and the support programsContinue reading “Save the Date: Anxiety in High School, January 2023”
Feedback Wanted: Sharing Your Challenges Helps Our Community If you are running into difficulties related to your child’s IEP or 504 plan, SEPAC SOMA wants to know. Often, you aren’t alone … sharing your individual experience adds to the bigger picture and helps us identify systemic issues that should be elevated to district administration. ► Add your input
Meeting Recap: Anxiety in ElementaryMonday, November 21, 2022 Anxiety in elementary school … What does it look like? How can parents and caregivers support children at home? Who can help at school? Where to start?? At our SEPAC SOMA community meeting on November 21, 2022, SOMSD Social Workers Arelis Tapia-Vargas and Marilu Gregory shared valuable informationContinue reading “Recap: Anxiety in Elementary, November 2022”
Save the Date: Middle School & Mental Health Monday, January 9 @ 7:30pmMiddle School & Mental Health: Join us to learn more about anxiety in middle school, including signs of stress, strategies at home and supports at school. This meeting will be virtual.
December 2 is Special Education Day! SEPAC SOMA recognizes Special Education Day on December 2. Enacted in 1975, IDEA shaped the future of what we know as Special Education today. If you like to learn more about what things were like before IDEA, here are a couple of videos for you to watch. We hopeContinue reading “December 2 is Special Education Day!”