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IEP for the Home, with Dr. Erik von Hahn (virtual 4-part series)

You are welcome to attend some or all of this 4-part series, presented by Erik von Hahn, a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician working at Tufts Children’s Hospital. He is also the district consultant to Newton Public Schools (thanks to NPS for supporting this series). Erik developed the ‘IEP for Home’ based upon his experience of working with … Continue reading IEP for the Home, with Dr. Erik von Hahn (virtual 4-part series)

Nov. 18, 1-2pm: Coordinating Your Special Needs Financial and Estate Planning

This presentation, kindly provided by Harty Financial, will take place virtually on November 18, 2021; 1-2pm. Click below to register (this can be done right up until the seminar starts to receive the link). https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_Bz5gDE0TRLCJ3dqH_dexsQ Gain insight into the many issues you may face as a caregiver for special needs persons. Discover how government programs … Continue reading Nov. 18, 1-2pm: Coordinating Your Special Needs Financial and Estate Planning

Congratulations to the 2021 Newton SEPAC Award winners!

We wanted to share our heartfelt thanks for the hard work, dedication, and sensitivity in educating our children with special needs, especially during this challenging time.  Typically, at the end of each school year, the Newton SEPAC hosts an awards ceremony to honor the Newton Public School and Out of District educators and staff nominated … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2021 Newton SEPAC Award winners!

2021 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards Deadline May 17, 2021

Nominations are still open for the 2021 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards! Please go to https://forms.gle/M9uHkvhHx1NvvnJ2A to submit your nominations by May 17, 2021. Here's how the 2021 "Virtual" Awards will work: Families will submit nominations using the Google FormEach nominee will receive the text of the nomination in an emailThe email to each nominee will also … Continue reading 2021 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards Deadline May 17, 2021

Special Education Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Special Education Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic Monday, November 23, 20207:30 pm to 9:00 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83029946801?pwd=ZkcvMVZ0M3l3V0YreDZURTBsaXRlQT09Meeting ID: 830 2994 6801Passcode: 110632 Presented by:Daniel Heffernan, Esq., Newton parent and Special Education Attorney at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP Dan will discuss the most current DESE decisions and guidelines affecting special education students in Massachusetts during the … Continue reading Special Education Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today! NPS Student Services Leadership Family Q&A

Note from NPS Student Services: Greetings, I hope you all enjoyed a restful holiday weekend. As promised, here is the access information for the Family Q&A that the NPS Student Services Leadership is co-hosting with SEPAC from 6-7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 14th. We are offering a presentation that will address the questions provided in … Continue reading Today! NPS Student Services Leadership Family Q&A

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2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

Nominations are open for the 2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Virtual Awards! Please go to https://forms.gle/G8UthXqH77y1oVQ88 to submit your nomination by June 17, 2020. Here’s how the “Virtual” Awards will work: 1) Families will submit nominations using a Google Form attached.2) Each nominee will receive the text of the nomination in an email.3) The email to each … Continue reading 2020 Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

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1/15/20 – Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation

THIS EVENT IS OVER - VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE: SLIDES Please join the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) fora presentation and discussion about Basic Rights in Special Education with Tim Sindelar, Newton lawyer specializing in representing children and adults with disabilities. This event is geared towards parents new to special education, and for … Continue reading 1/15/20 – Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation