Welcome to the Franklin SEPAC!
Almost two weeks have passed since our Comedy Night Fundraiser and we wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank you! From those who donated, helped with the planning and came on the first, we are overwhelmed with your generosity! You all helped this Comedy Night be the most successful that we have ever had! The funds raised will allow us to move one step closer to fulfilling our mission of creating a strong support system and community for families with Special Needs children here in Franklin, while promoting acceptance of all children. With these funds we can provide speakers who are experts in their fields, like Sarah Ward in Executive Functioning on April 28th. With these funds we can increase the number of social events for families that we offer, like a fun afternoon of painting at Kids Plaster Zone over April vacation. With these fund we can do more to assist other organizations that provide services to children with Special Needs, like SenseAbility Gym, Franklin Fish, and Best Buddies. With these funds we can help more families. Thank you for choosing to support Franklin SEPAC! Sincerely,
The SEPAC Board
Sara Mulcahy, Caryn Budd, Holly Perkins, Jen Hiscoe and Jenn O'Duggan
Franklin SEPAC invites you to join us on
Thursday, April 28th for:Sara Ward - Executive Functioning
Our April workshop is about Executive Functioning. Sara Ward, CCC-SLP is a leading expert in the assessment and treatment of executive function disorder. Executive function refers to one's ability to goal set, make an organized plan, carry out tasks to their fruition, while simultaneously assessing and modifying the plan as the need arises. Come out and learn practical ways to help your child both at home and in school. As always this event is free and open to the public. Due to Sarah's popularity we have changed the venue for this workshop to the auditorium at Horace Mann Middle School, 224 Oak Street at 7PM. If you would like more information, please check our website at www.franklinsepac.org, email us at email@example.com or like us on Facebook. Don't miss this opportunity to see Sarah Ward.
Social Event: Looking for something fun to do over April Vacation? Join us on Wednesday, April 20th at 3PM for a fun afternoon of painting and games at Kids Plaster Zone! This event is free and open to all Franklin families with a child on an IEP and his/her siblings. The kids will be able to paint a piece of their choice, have a snack and play some games. This is a great opportunity for families to meet one another in a JUDGEMENT FREE environment. Please rsvp to Sara Mulcahy firstname.lastname@example.org or SEPAC email@example.com as soon as you can. This event will fill up fast ! Hope to see you there!
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).