Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm. All officers were in attendance: Sarah Montani, President; Sara Madden, Vice President; Caryn Budd Myers, Secretary; Kristen Parker, Treasurer. 25 people were in attendance at this meeting.
Sarah Montani, SEPAC President spoke about the very successful SEPAC 3rd Annual Evening of Comedy Fundraiser at Restaurant 3 in Franklin held on 11.12.11.
Please join us for our next informal parent support group on January 10, 2012.These support programs are held the second Tuesday of every month at the YMCA in Franklin. Meetings are at 9:30am.
It is our hope that these meetings will provide a comfortable setting for Parents/Guardians to share, learn and exchange information. We feel this will prove beneficial not only to our children with disabilities, but to our families, educators and all students in the community. If you have questions or concerns about special education and your child and you are not sure where to start, feel free to join us. If you have been trying to navigate the system on your own and just need some support, we are here!
Follow Us On FaceBook: We encourage everyone in our community to follow us on our new FaceBook page. It is a great way to stay updated about upcoming SEPAC events! www.facebook.com/franklinsepac
Successful Fall Events:
SEPAC’s Halloween Party at Tangerini’s Farm in Millis was a hit! We got a lot of positive feed back from the families who attended. Thank you to Caryn Budd-Myers for putting on such a great event. Stay posted for upcoming Children’s events!
Our 3rd annual Evening of Comedy fundraiser was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated and/or
attended the show.!
New Social Skills Program: Ariel Doggett, Integration Coordinator for the Hockomock Area YMCA is an-nouncing a new Saturday Social Skills program at the Bernon Family YMCA in Franklin!
Workshop Presentation: What Do Tests Really Test? Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Drayer , rom Child and Family Psychological Services , will provide a context to understand psychological and neuropsychological testing and interpretation of test scores. Many children and adolescents participate in testing at their school or privately. However, this process can often be confusing and raise additional questions after the test findings have been distributed to families. This workshop will help provide a better understanding of test instruments, test scores, practical implica-tions, and test interpretation. www.cfpsych.org.
SAVE THE DATES:
Next Parent-to-Parent Group: Tues January 10, 9:30am at the Bernon YMCA 45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin.
Next Workshop: Augmentative Devices - Wednesday January 18, 2012 at 7:00pm
ABOUT THE FRANKLIN SEPAC:
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 also hold support groups, fun meet-ups for the kids (like October's Pump-It-Up party, bowling, hay rides), and donate educational supplies to the Franklin Public School Special Education programs. We are a volunteer-run organization and need donations to help alleviate the costs of the above-mentioned programs. We receive our primary funding through an annual “Evening of Comedy” fundraiser that we host in November.