Welcome to the Franklin SEPAC!

January 21st Workshop:  ADHD and Executive Functioning 

Happy New Year Everyone!  We hope that you all had a happy holiday and a relaxing vacation.  Our first workshop of 2015 will be held on Wednesday, January 21st at 7:00.  This month's topic will be ADHD and the impact this has on Executive Functioning. "Executive Function" is an umbrella term for the management (regulation, control) of cognitive processes, including working memory, reasoning, task flexibility, and problem solving, as well as planning and execution.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and is often misdiagnosed or misunderstood. While symptoms of ADHD have been well documented for years, more recent focus has examined the role of executive functions as it relates to ADHD as well as other neuro-behavioral challenges for children. This workshop will walk attendants through the concept of executive functions, and its relationship to ADHD.
Our speaker will be Dr. Timothy Martin, a Pediatric Neuropsychologist from Child & Family Psychological Services/Integrated Behavioral Associates, out of Norwood.

This workshop will be held on the third floor of the Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street.  As always, it is free and open to the public.  We are looking forward to seeing you there. 

February Workshop: 

Our next workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 25th, and the topic will be Anxiety.

About Us:

  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).   (M

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