Meeting: Anxiety in High School, January 2023

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”

Meeting: Middle School & Mental Health, 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 in High School, 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”

Request: Share Your Challenges

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

Recap: Anxiety in Elementary, November 2022

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”

December 2 is Special Education Day!

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!”

Meeting: Learning Disabilities Support Group, December 2022

Learning Disability Parent Support GroupWednesday, December 14, 8:00pm From group creator and organizer Susan Nasberg-Abrams: Thank you to everyone who joined us at the last Learning Disabilities Parent Support Group meeting. It was so wonderful to share stories and get advice – and also to share laughs and get drinks! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, DecContinue reading “Meeting: Learning Disabilities Support Group, December 2022”

Statement: Transgender Awareness Week 2022

Transgender Awareness Week 2022 The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Executive Board of South Orange & Maplewood School District wants you to know …  November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week and November 20th is Transgender Remembrance Day. In our role as an advisory group to the district, SEPAC SOMA is here to support and be an ally forContinue reading “Statement: Transgender Awareness Week 2022”