Monthly Presentations

Join us to discuss special education issues, programs, and concerns.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30 – 9 pm

Room 210
Newton Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA

IEP and Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Children with Disabilities

Johanne Pino, Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Advocates for Children

This workshop will address the significant changes in special education practice that are a result of the state’s anti-bullying prevention law, focusing on both school-wide efforts to create safe and supportive school environments for students with disabilities and statutory provisions that require IEP Teams to address bullying of students with disabilities.

This presentation is intended for parents with children on the autism spectrum and other disabilities who would like to have a better understanding of:

  • The legal obligations of a school district in addressing bullying for students through the IEP process.
  • The need for intensive, coordinated services for students with ASD and other disabilities to make effective progress and be able to address bullying so the student can feel safe at school.

Johanne Pino is a full time project coordinator at Mass Advocates for Children (MAC) where she engages in outreach and provides information and technical assistance to parents and professionals. As a peer leader, she has worked for many years as an advocate for her children with disabilities.

Contact with any questions. Please check this website for weather updates and cancellations.

2018-2019 Monthly Presentations

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Preventing Bullying of Children with Disabilities, Johanne Pino of Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
June TBD, 2019 10th Annual Special Educator Awards Celebration
Newton North High School

Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Newton SEPAC) meetings are free and open to all people interested in learning more about special education.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newtonville, in Room 210. Light refreshments and networking start at 7:15 p.m.