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Special Education Advisory Committee

What is SEPAC?
  • It stands for Special Education Parent Advisory Council
  • Our Mission Statement:
    Promoting and helping to facilitate a network for parents of children with special needs and disabilities, and providing a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concerns.
  • Our Goal:
    As a parents of children with special needs, we and the pro-fessionals that assist with our children, need to work together as a team. When we work with the school district, the ed-ucators and the support staff with a civil dialog, we can make a difference for our chil-dren’s experiences in school and preparing them for their life’s journey.
  • Who are we?
    We are parents just like you. We come from different backgrounds and are in different professions, but we want the same things for our children.
    All we want to do is help shine a light for our children so they may be able to navigate the difficult path of life. With friendships and networking amongst ourselves and the professionals that we come in contact with, we should be able to see our children become productive self-reliant adults within our community.  Meetings are held every second Wednesday.

Mark your calendar...
Wednesday, June 10 , 2015

7:00pm - 8:00pm

   @ Oxford High School Library/Media Center
Topic: -Elections for ​new SEPAC Chairs
 Thank you to all the parents who attended the meetings this year. It is important that we keep the consistency of an involved parent group to represent & provide a voice for our child/children in the district as well as access resources and networking opportunities.  
Retirement of Special Education Director- Patricia Susen 
                                            -Final thoughts and looking ahead

Oxford SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)

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“Coming together is a beginning.
                                             Keeping together is progress.

                                                                                   Working together is success.”

                                                                                                                           -Henry Ford

OXPS SEPAC is a volunteer organization serving as a resource and advisor to parents of children
with special needs in Oxford from 3 -22 years old


 ARICA Information by Amy Weinstock
The 3 Files are from the presentation by Weinstock about Autism Insurance in MA (ARICA )
 Coming of Age Legal Resource Guide 2nd Edition.pdf
A Legal Resource Guide

A Legal Guide for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families On Transitioning to Adult Services
by Frederick M. Misilo, Jr., Esq
 SEPAC Tri.pdf
What is SEPAC brochure
The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.

A Parent's Guide To Special Education 
Free Download...A Parent’s Guide to Special Education is available in several different formats and three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Disability & Special Education Acronyms 
List of special education and disability related acronyms.

Family TIES of Massachusetts
Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs.

Government Benefits for Persons Who Are Disabled (Massachusetts)
The purpose of this handout is to provide you with the information about government benefits that will be helpful to you and your lawyer in planning for your child’s future.

Guardianship & Alternatives to Guardianship in Massachusetts
Information on: What is Guardianship?
Legal Documents Alternatives
Conservatorship vs. Guardianship
Legal Procedure for Obtaining Guardianship

This guidance document is designed to help Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) in Massachusetts to carry out their mission and duties– as defined in state laws and regulations.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism Visual Supports
This collection of visual supports and other resources provides examples of various strategies that can be used to support students on the autism spectrum, as well as others with and without disabilities. Some of these visuals have also been used as part of a school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) or as part of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS). Many of the visuals can also be used with families to assist their son/daughter at home. Others may benefit adults on the spectrum, as well.

Information for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts
Provides free, disability-specific information for people with disabilities residing in Massachusetts. Information is collect and keep up-to-date ion programs, providers and services in Massachusetts that have something to offer to people with disabilities. INDEX is a project of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education:
List of resources from DESE
Special Education- Parent Information

Selecting a Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts
A parent's guide to what is a Special Education Advocate?

What the Insurance Jargon Means for Families
What does it all mean? Families need to be able to understand the language of health insurance to successfully navigate the system. This link helps to clarify some of the terms.

Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy
Parents, educators, advocates, & attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law & advocacy for children with disabilities.

SEPAC Co-Chairs Contacts

posted Jul 6, 2015, 8:23 AM by Kadion Phillips   [ updated Aug 11, 2015, 7:51 AM ]
+ Brown, Karl
+ Gagne, Sandy
+ Smith, Angela