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″
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”
To the Administration, BOE members and SOMEA leadership: I am addressing you today on behalf of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) to point out an urgent and critical issue that is affecting many special education families. Many children in our district had been receiving in-person Related Services, from Speech to OT and PT,Continue reading “Letter read at BOE Meeting (2/22/21)”
For our January 2021 SEPAC Meeting, we discussed IEPs – goals, meetings and accommodations, for both in-person and virtual. Our co-VP of Programming Nicole Stewart, made up a Tip Sheet – attached below, to help with your child’s IEP.
Nicole Stewart and Cheryl Irwin, of Solutions for Exceptional Children, put together a slide presentation in conjunction with our December 1, 2020 Meeting. Find it HERE.
At the December 1, 2020 SEPAC Meeting, the focus topic was Mental Health and Behaviors during Distance Learning. There was panel discussion that included Arelis Tapia-Vargas, the School Social Worker from Clinton, and Laura Prato, one of the School Social Workers at Columbia High. They prepared a presentation for the evening that included resources forContinue reading “Mental Health Presentation from December 1, 2020 SEPAC Meeting (12/13/20)”
November 16, 2020 BOE Meeting Dr. Taylor, Board of Education members, Administration and Community members: Good evening. We, the leadership of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (aka. SEPAC), listen to concerns of families of special education students in our district and pay attention to how these concerns are addressed. We are pleased with Dr.Continue reading “Letter to Dr. Taylor and BOE, submitted to Public Speaks (11/16/20)”
Gerri Colon, Special Education Supervisor of 9-12 was SEPAC’s Guest Speaker at the October Meeting. The focus topic was evaluations, reevaluations, and the ABCs of Special Ed. In this slide presentation, Gerri addresses questions related to this topic. The Presentation can be found here: https://sepacsoma.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/sepac-presentation-by-gerri-colon.pdf
We are pleased to share with you these 2020 Board of Education candidate statements on special education. We thank all the candidates for taking the time to share their perspectives.The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is not a political organization, and it does not endorse candidates in any election. This presentation is intended solelyContinue reading “SEPAC BOE Questionnaire Responses 2020 (10/5/20)”