Monthly Presentations

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

TBD, September 2018
7:30 – 9 pm

Room 210
Newton Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA

Topic TBD

The SEPAC presentations for 2018-19 are being planned. Please contact one of the board members if you have suggestions for presentation topics.

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 SEPAC Board Elections
Newton SEPAC Social
May 31, 2018 Jobs Programs as part of Post Secondary Transition, Julia Landau, Esq. & Jill Reynolds
June 13, 2018 9th Annual Special Educator Awards Celebration
Newton North High School
Award nominees and their nomination texts are available here

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.