Executive Board Meeting 11/23/15

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools (PAARS) as well as students out of district. Date: 11/23/15, Monday Location: ARMS, Professional Development Room

Time: 10:00am-11:30am Executive Board

Meeting is open to all in the community!

Executive Board Meeting Agenda:

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approve minutes
  3. Update on workshops, poster campaign, and childcare
  4. Update on Voices and ETL meetings
  5. Ways to strengthen building connections to reach more families
  6. Continue discussion on MCAS results
  7. Update on co-teaching, share feedback from Fort River PGO regarding co-teaching
  8. Update on SEPAC and SE survey
  9. Update on IMP at High School and Workshop Model at Middle School
  10. Understanding resources of special education for Grades K-6 vs 2-6 vs models from Dr. Brady’s point of view, pros and cons
  11. Establish routines/standing agenda items that Dr. Brady could share at each board meeting
  12. Update on responses regarding CPR review
  13. How/when are substitutes made aware of special education needs of students’ accommodations?
  14. 2016 SE Budget, Where are we thinking about reducing or increasing?
  15. Adjourn

IEP Clinic

Monday December 7,2015

ARHS  5:30-8:30pm

Speaker: Linda Surprenant, Federation for Children with Special Needs (FSCN) www.fscn.org   

An IEP for My Child: Every child with a disability who receives special education services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This workshop takes parents and educators step-by-step through IEP development, including how to articulate a vision, using evaluations to write measurable goals, and measuring their child’s progress.

The last hour and a half will consist of a round table discussion with volunteer Educational Advocates.   Feel free to bring your child’s IEP if you would like!

Basic Rights Presented in Spanish

ARPS SEPAC and ARPS Family Center in collaboration with the Federation for Children with Special Needs present Basic Rights for Special Education presented in SPANISH!

This informative workshop will provide an overview of rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians in the Special Education process.  It is designed to help parents be effective partners with the school; to decide his/her eligibility for special education; to plan make decisions and to monitor  the educational progress of his/her child.

Speaker: Isabel Castro, Federation for Children with Special Needs (FSCN) http://www.fscn.org

Date:    12/16/15, Wednesday    

Location:  Family Center, Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut St.

Time:     9:00am      

 Contact: ARPS Family Center Yaldira Félix Brown @browny@arps.org 413 362-1871 or Nancy Stewart sepac@arps.org 413-6874255

Derechos Básicos

en educación especial

Este taller será ofrecido a las familias como una introducción sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades bajo: la ley IDEA, la ley de educación especial de Massachussets y la ley Que Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás (NCLB).  Este taller esta diseñado para ayudar a los padres a aprender como ser compañeros efectivos con la escuela, decidir la elegibilidad del niño para educación especial, como planear, tomar decisiones y supervisar el progreso educacional de su niño.

  • El Acta de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades
  • La ley de Educación Especial de Massachusetts yCuando: miércoles, 16 de diciembre del 2015Hora: 9:00 a.m. Por Favor de registrarse por adelantado . llame a la Recepcionista de la Federación al 617-236-7210 o al 800-331-0688 ext. 0 y visite el http://www.fcsn.org/pti/workshops/home/php
  •  Ven y Acompañenos!
  • La Federación para Niños con Necesidades Especiales, apoyados en parte por la beca # H328M040001 del Departamento de Educación de EE.UU., Oficina de Programas de Educación Especial y el Departamento de Educación de Massachusetts. 
  • Una presentadora de la federación para ninós con necesidades especiales llevará a cabo este taller. Los talleres de la Federación son gratuitos para los padres y abierto para el público. Son bienvenidos para que asistan a cualquier taller, dentro o fuera de su comunidad. 
  • Auspiciado por: ARPS Family Center Yaldira Félix Brown browny@arps.org  or Nancy Stewart sepac@arps.org, 413-687-4255
  • Dónde: Centro de las Familias ARPS, 170 Chestnut Street
  • Presentado en español