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Transitioning from Middle School to High School

Wednesday March 4, 2015 from 6-7pm

Framingham High School, 115 A Street


This is an opportunity for parents of rising 9th graders and other parents of children with special needs to meet with the Special Education Leadership Team at the High School for discussion and questions answered. Parents can pose their questions anonymously.  For parents that are not able to get to the school early, there will be a table set up later that evening at curriculum night.  Parents can stop by and speak to the Team then as well.

Presented by the Special Education Leadership Team at the High School

With a 48-hour notice, we will make every attempt to provide interpreters for foreign languages and ASL for anyone who requests such.

Solicitándolo con al menos 48 horas de antelación, haremos todo lo posible por proveer de intérpretes para lenguas extranjeras. (Spanish)

Com 48 horas de antecedência, tentaremos providenciar intérpretes para línguas estrangeiras e Linguagem de Sinais para quem requerir. (Portuguese)

welcome to F-SEPAC     

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.

information on Framingham Public Schools

On the Framingham Public School website you can find a link to your child’s school, the Special Education Department.  You can also find contact info for your team Evaluation Coordinators, Special Ed Director and Assistant Director, the Location of Services and Programs at each school, and description of what is available at various age levels.

our mission

F-SEPAC is run by parents who are concerned about the special needs of children in the Framingham schools.   We are a district-wide resource to parents or guardians of children with special needs - offering them information, support, and meetings throughout the school year. As a group the F-SEPAC is mandated and supported by Massachusetts law

We are a united voice for special needs children and considered an advisory committee to the Framingham school district and its Special Education Department.   We work with them in partnership to determine appropriate programs and services for children with special needs.   We are a group that works to support and protect access to quality education for all children – especially those with disabilities – and participate in decision making that affects policies, rules, and regulations.  

F-SEPAC’s mission is to work for the understanding, respect, and support of all children with special needs in Framingham.  We provide opportunities for parents to share experiences and information and come together to learn more about challenges facing children with special needs.

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:

  1. A parent or guardian of a child with special needs residing in Framingham with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan.

  1. 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…

  1. 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.

  1. Share accurate and timely information with members, parents, the school district, and the community at large.

  1. 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.

NOTE:  F-SEPAC is providing the information above for educational purposes as a public service.  References to any treatment, program, or professional are not endorsements.

    Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council
     Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council
for parents and guardians
of school-aged children
with special needs


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