March 18th Workshop: Social Thinking
Our March workshop will be held on Wednesday the 18th at 7:00. This workshop will be presented by Dorothy Lucci, M.,Ed, CAGS, Program Director for Aspire/MGH. MGH Aspire helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile make social connections as well as develop independence. Participants learn age and developmentally appropriate skills needed to succeed at home, school, in their communities or in a workplace.
Developed by speech pathologist, Marcia Garcia Winner, the Social Thinking curriculum teaches children a wide variety of social, emotional and behavioral strategies that help them gain independence in the classroom and have more success with friends. This program has been adopted by the Franklin School system and is being used by teachers in the classroom. Come out to learn more about this program, how it is being used, and how you can support your children at home.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at 7PM Franklin Town Hall, in the conference room located on the third floor. The workshop is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
SAVE THE DATE: April 15th at 7:00
We are very excited to welcome Gina Gallagher and Patricia Terrasi, authors of the book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, and founders of the Imperfect Movement! Full of heart and humor, these amazing sisters share their own experiences in raising imperfect children in a society that values perfection. Come and join us for a great night!
This workshop will be held in the Horace Mann Auditorium, located at 224 Oak Street, Franklin, MA.
The mission of the Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to promote a network for parents of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children. This group provides regular forums for Pupil Personnel Services and parents to share information and discuss pertinent issues; develops, maintains and shares tools and a resource guide; and raises awareness of children with special needs.
We host monthly workshops educating parents on special-needs topics. We run monthly parent support groups and periodic events for children. Franklin SEPAC also contributes an annual donation to Franklin's Special Education programs. We are a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run organization and rely on donations to help alleviate the costs of the above-mentioned programs.
Your participation will provide a unique opportunity to meet school officials and other parents, stay informed on policy and legislative changes, ask questions and discuss concerns, and learn something new. Your input into potential speaker topics, and other SEPAC initiatives of particular interest is also welcomed.
We are a member of the Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MassPAC).