Being the parent or guardian of a child with special needs comes with lots of challenges. The amount of information you need to help your child can be overwhelming. Just know that you’re not alone. Approximately 23% of children in the Framingham school district have special needs. The Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council, also known as the F-SEPAC, is here to help and support you.
Important Information: Framingham is participating in the Massachusetts 2014 Parent Engagement Survey
We need your help to make the Massachusetts Parent Engagement Survey a success for the 2013-14 school year.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) invites you to complete an online parent survey and share your feedback with your child’s school. We want to know about the efforts made by your child’s school to help you feel welcome as a partner in your child’s education.
Please make your voice heard. The survey can only be completed online at http://maparentcohort2.com anytime from now through March 21, 2014. If you do not have access to a computer, one can be made available to you at the ParentInformation Center beginning Monday, February 3rd between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm eachday. The office is located in the King Administration Building at 454 Water St.
Your feedback is important in helping school systems provide answers about parent-school partnership, transition, and family training. The survey is confidential and takes about ten minutes to complete.
Thank you for your participation.
For questions about this Survey please contact Martha Daigle at MADESE (781) 338-3366 or email@example.com
A link to the survey is also available at http://www.framingham.k12.ma.us.
Upcoming F-SEPAC events
Wednesday April 16, 2014 7-9 PM
King Administration Building 454 Water St, Framingham, MA 01701
Workshop: The Typical and Atypical (Dyslexic and ADHD) Brain and Reading
Speaker: Nadine Gaab, PhD,Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine/Division of Developmental Medicine, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience/Gaab-laboratory
Join us to learn more about the reading brain. Dr. Gaab will share the significant implications of neuroscience research on the reading brain, including current research and interventions related to dyslexia and ADHD that will address the following:
- Does learning to read change the brain?
- Does the brain of a struggling reader work differently?
- Do the brains of children with dyslexia and children with co-morbid dyslexia/ADHD look different?
- Can reading interventions rewire the brain?
- Are music, language, and reading skills connected?
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Annual Election of new board was held on May 16, 2013.
The election results are:
Co-chairs: Yael Steinsaltz and Susan Arndt
Treasurer: Luan Jasheri
Secretary: Maggie McClennan
membership – get support
General membership is open to any resident of Framingham or person affiliated with the Framingham Public Schools. All meetings are open to the general public. Become a member.
Voting membership is required in order to vote in annual officer elections and other business that comes before any F-SEPAC meeting. Voting membership shall be given to any general member who is either:
- A parent or guardian of a child with special needs residing in Framingham with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan.
- A student not less than fourteen (14) years of age who is on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan from the Town of Framingham.
Together F-SEPAC members can…
- Learn and understand the school culture(s) in our district and discover how to get things done. We will seek information on policies, curricula, and laws that affect our children and share that info.
- Share accurate and timely information with members, parents, the school district, and the community at large.
- Work within the PAC, with PTOs, and the school district in a constructive manner, maintaining respect for democratic procedures and a tolerance for the diversity of opinions.
P.O. Box 2393
Framingham, MA 01703