Monthly Presentations

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:30 – 9 pm

Room 210
Newton Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA

Transition to Post High School

Jill Curry, NPS Transition Coordinator


Jill Curry, NPS Transition Coordinator, will provide an overview of the transition planning process for students with disabilities.  General transition planning information as well as information on transition assessment, preparing for employment, and strategies to support independence and student self-determination will be shared.  Jill will share a range of community based resources for students as they consider their post-secondary plans and actions steps students, staff, and families can take to support a positive transition to adulthood.

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

2017-2018 Monthly Presentations

September 25, 2017 SEPAC Open Board Meeting – 2017-18 planning
October 5, 2017
Update on Special Education in Newton, Karen Shmukler, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, NPS
Presentation is available here.
October 19, 2017
SEPAC School Committee Candidate Forum
The Barry Price Center, Newton Highlands
School Committee and Mayoral candidate responses to questions from SEPAC members are here.
Video of the event is available here.
November 8, 2017 Basic Rights in Special Education, Ruth Diaz, Federation for Children with Special Needs
December 6, 2017 Police Safety Awareness Presentation with a Focus on Individuals with Disabilities, Newton Police Department
January 9, 2018
Elementary to Middle School Transition, NPS Student Services Staff
February 5, 2018
Middle to High School Transition, NPS Student Services Staff
February 28, 2018 Reducing Anxiety in Children, Jessica Minahan
At Newton North High School Auditorium
March 15, 2018 Financial Planning for Special Needs, Annette Hines, Esq. & Justin Merola
April 11, 2018 Transition to Post High School, Jill Curry
May 22, 2018 TBD
SEPAC Board Elections
June 13, 2018 9th 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.