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Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

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. We want to 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 with whom we come in contact, we should see our children become productive, self-reliant adults within our community.  
 
Our Mission:
Promoting and helping to facilitate a network for parents of children with special needs and disabilities. We aim to provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concerns.

Our Goal:
As parents of children with special needs, we and the professionals who assist our children need to work together as a team. When we work with the school district, the educators, and the support staff with a civil dialogue, we can make a difference in our children’s experiences in school and prepare them for their life’s journey.
 
Membership is free and open to all parents/guardians of children with disabilities or special learning needs.  

Email us at [email protected]
 
Upcoming Events
SEPAC Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, from 6:00-8:00
WHERE: Oxford Community Center, Office of Student Services and Special Education (Top Floor) 4 Maple Rd, Oxford, Ma
Please join us for our first SEPAC meeting of the 2023-2024 School Year! This will be a General Business Meeting and will provide an opportunity to meet other parents/guardians and to ask questions. We will discuss the beginning of the school year and will make plans for the SEPAC calendar.
 
Virtual SEPAC Meeting-Tiered Focus Monitoring Parent Orientation
WHEN: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 pm
Link:
 

Workshop:               Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Date/Time:              1/22/2024 6:00-8:00 PM

Host and Presenter Contact Information    

Registration Link:     https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcuqqrz0pGdBQiIIh_y1xb-eSU2TPMqm9        

Organization:           Oxford Public Schools

Host:                       Christopher Sharry, (508) 277-3464[email protected]                                                     

Presenter:               Lynne Hanley(978) 302-6310[email protected]     

 
SEPAC Meeting- Transition Planning & Services for Students Age 14+
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20th, 2023, from 5:30-7:30
WHERE: Oxford Community Center, Office of Student Services and Special Education (Top Floor) 4 Maple Rd, Oxford, Ma
Presenters: Robin Olson (DDS) and Joshua Brothers (DDS)
Please join us to learn about transition planning and services for our 14+ age students. Transition Coordinators from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will present and answer any questions you may have. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected].
 
SEPAC Meeting- Family Fun Night
WHEN: TBD
WHERE: TBD
 
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