sepac logoThe Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Newton SEPAC) is an all-volunteer group of parents of children with special needs in Newton, MA. As mandated by Massachusetts law, we provide feedback to the School Committee and school district on special education programs and policies, and participate in their planning and development.

Newton SEPAC also serves as a liaison between parents of students with special needs and school district administrators. We offer information to the community on a range of disabilities, resources, remediation approaches, and education issues. Topics presented at our monthly meetings include parents’ rights under special education laws and regulations, effective collaboration with teachers and administrators, and strategies for parenting and teaching children with a range of needs. Meetings are open to all parents, teachers, specialists, and others with an interest in education.

We run the Newton SEPAC online discussion group as a forum for parents to exchange information and share suggestions for community resources. For more information, contact us at or view our brochure.