Student crosses finish line during Special Olympics

Welcome Families!

2018-2019 Schedule

September 27th, 2018 - West Somerville Neighborhood School Cafeteria (177 Powder House Blvd.)

  • 6:00-9:00pm: Opening Business Meeting - Old Business including By Laws Update and SEPTA status

October 16th, 2018 - West Somerville Neighborhood School Cafeteria (177 Powder House Blvd.)

  • 7:00-9:00pm: SSEPAC Meet and Greet - We welcome all parents and guardians to the 2018-19 school year.

October 18th, 2018 - West Somerville Neighborhood School Cafeteria (177 Powder House Blvd.)

  • 6:00-9:00pm: SSEPAC Business Meeting - Final vote on By Laws and move forward or pass on SEPTA creation

November 15th, 2018 - West Somerville Neighborhood School Cafeteria (177 Powder House Blvd.)

  • 6:30-8:30pm: Round Table Discussion with Special Education Director, Christine Trevisone

Tentative: School Committee Collaborative Discussion Event - West Somerville Neighborhood School Cafeteria (177 Powder House Blvd.)

December 10th, 2018 - Somerville Public Library Auditorium - Central Branch (Highland Ave.)

  • 6:30-8:30pm: ASD Parent Training by Massachusetts Advocates for Children

January 28th, 2019 - East Somerville Community School Cafeteria (50 Cross St.)

  • 6:30-8:30pm: Basic Rights in Spanish at the ESCS. This important program will be reverse translated into English and other languages.

February 13th, 2019 - location TBD

  • 11:00am-12:00pm: SSEPAC Meet and Greet

March 25th, 2019 - location TBD

  • 6:30-9:00pm: Anti-Bullying presentation by MAC

April 10th, 2019 - location TBD

  • 6:00-9:00pm: SSEPAC Business Meeting including Election Nominations

May 15th, 2019 - location TBD

  • 6:00-9:00pm: SSEPAC Business Meeting including Vote

June 4th, 2019 - location TBD

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Closing Business Meeting and announce SEPAC Officers for the next 2 years
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Closing Update on Special Education with Director Trevisone and Superintendent Skipper

Girl running on track during Somerville Special Olympics

"Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times."

Somerville SSEPAC 2017-2019 Officers

2017-2019
Rosey McDonough - Co-Chairperson
Kim Rego - Co-Chairperson
Brenda Williams- Secretary
 
Follow SSEPAC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Somerville-SEPAC
 

Brochures and Documents

2016 - 2017 SSEPAC Brochure in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.

SSEPAC By-Laws

 

Joyous student at Somerville Special Olympics

Information for Families

Disability Definitions

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Disability Definitions

Inclusion

All children belong and all children learn in different ways! Learn more about making inclusion a reality at PBS Parents at http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/inclusive_education5.html

Useful Websites for Families

Federation for Children with Special Needs http://www.fcsn.org

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/

Mass Advocates for Children http://massadvocates.org/

Massachusetts Special Education Law http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/

Federal Law http://idea.ed.gov

Wright's Law www.wrightslaw.com