Free Workshop-Thurs Jan 4, 2018 - Basic Rights in SPED

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Next Meeting Tuesday October 18th! Guest Speaker - Mr Garcia Adjustment Counselor and Best Buddies/Unified Sports Manager

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District PK - 12 Special Education Parent Advisory Council


Come Join Us – Tuesday,  October 18, 2016



7:00 p.m. – approximately 8:30 p.m. in the Media Center



DR SEPAC Agenda Tuesday, October 18, 2016


6:15-7:00  - Parent Support Group 


Open to all Parents, Grandparents and Guardians of Children in the District, with Special Needs.  Held in the Media Center of the High School. The Doors next to the Media Center will be open for easy access.


SEPAC meeting, also held in the Media Center of the High School


7:00-7:20 - Guest Speaker – Bill Garcia, Co-advisor for Best Buddies, Unified Basketball Team Coach & Adjustment Counselor at DRRHS


7:20- 7:40  - Updates from Dr. Azar and/or Mrs. Janet Griffith, including list of Special Education programs and initiatives (with corresponding budget) taking place this year 


7:40-7:50  - Voting on SEPAC Board positions


7:50-8:00 - Review and Approval of minutes from September, 2016 meeting. Update from the Board to Administration, regarding any concerns or notes of progress from the Parent Support Group


8:00 - Open Forum



Please RSVP to Tammy Condry at or call (508)252-5000 ext 5147

Options for DR-SEPAC WorkShop Topics - Parents Please Review!

posted Jun 12, 2016, 9:09 AM by DR-SEPAC

Good Evening Parents:


Below are Workshop Topics that our Special Education Parent Advisory Council are providing as options for upcoming meetings. Please review and identify which are of interest to you:


Basic Rights in Special Education: Provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures.

An IEP for My Child: Explains the Individual Education Program (IEP) document, its development, how to articulate a vision, write measurable annual goals, monitor a child’ progress and understand how the document will support a student.

Turning Three Essentials: Provides information about the procedures for transitioning a child from Early Intervention (EI) to special education.

Suspension & Discipline in Special Education: Explains the suspension laws and discipline related rights and protections for students on 504 Plans and IEPs.

504 Plans: Explains the rights and responsibilities of a section 504 Plan, who is eligible, what it contains, and the major differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP.

Intro to the Transition Planning Process: Provides an overview of the transition planning process for youth with disabilities ages 14-21 on IEPs.

Creating a Post-Secondary Vision: Builds on a youth’s strengths to develop a post-secondary vision and establish action steps to reach their goals.

Achieving Dreams (workshop for youth): Students learn to develop self-determination and self-advocacy skills through acceptance of their disability and recognizing and embracing their talents, abilities and strengths.

MCAS: Access & Achievement for Students with Disabilities: Introduces the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and how children with disabilities can participate in meaningful ways in MCAS.

Effective Communication: Teaches communication and conflict resolution skills for parents in their roles as IEP Team members.

Please rate in order of importance with #1 as highly desired; Rate all 10, in the provided blanks

Basic Rights in Special Education  ____               An IEP for My Child  ____

Turning Three Essentials_____                              Suspension & Discipline in Special Education____

504 Plans____                                                           Intro to the Transition Planning Process____

Creating a Post-Secondary Vision_____                Achieving Dreams (workshop for youth) ____

MCAS: Access & Achievement for                          Effective Communication _____

               Students with Disabilities_____


Any other interest that is not provided, please list: ___________________________________

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