Presented by Melissa Smith Keilbania, M. Ed, CAGS, Educational Advocate and Consultant
Hear from an educational advocate about the IEP process, when you might want to consider an advocate, how to find an advocate and what questions to ask. Ms. Keilbainia will answer general question to keep presentation more generic to the group and will make herself available via email and 15 min phone call to answer child specific questions. Send you questions into the PAC leadership 1 week before presentation so that Ms. Keilbania can prepare her presentation around the groups questions.
Come learn more about "BSEA" and how it conducts mediations, advisory opinions and hearings to resolve disputes among parents, school districts, private schools and state agencies concerning eligibility, evaluation, placement, individualized education programs (IEPs), special education services and procedural protections for students with disabilities.
Wed15Mar20177-9pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
lda Carreiro King, Ph.D. is a Developmental and Educational Psychologist who uses the lens of classroom ecology to inform improvements in reading instruction. She is known for bringing a learner-centered approach to all levels of the school community: administrators, teachers, students, and parents. Through workshops, demonstrations and observations, she develops a continuum of services, curriculum and techniques that help all types of students become fluent, strategic, and independent readers.
Our school district is fortunate to have Mrs. King, serve as a consultant in our district. Come learn more about how she has made an impact in our schools.
Wed12Apr20177-9pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs. Join us to learn about this organization and how they can help light your way.
Wed04Oct20176:45pm - 9:00pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
Come and meet this year's SEPAC members and hear what we have planned for the 2017-2018 school year. Also in attendance will be Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education as well as team chairs and staff. Hear about new developments in special education including new and improved programming and added staff positions. There will be time for q&a. It's a great opportunity to meet other SEPAC families and the administration who work so closely with our children.
Wed25Oct20176:45pm - 9:00pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
Allan Blume is a retired associate professor of practice formerly of Simmons College, Boston, and a current adjunct faculty member at Elms College, Chicopee. He taught courses that focused on laws and regulations of special education, IEP development, transition, and inclusion.
He continues to consult to schools throughout Massachusetts regarding topics such as federal and state special education regulations, writing and implementing individualized education programs, disability awareness, special education process, inclusion, eligibility, Section 504, as well as assisting school districts with the creation and editing of their District Curriculum Accommodation Plans.
Over the past few years, Allan has been providing extensive consultation to Burlington Public Schools at all levels. In his presentation to the PAC, he will talk about the work he has done in Burlington and will provide participants with insight into the IEP process, strategies he has provided for effective IEP writing and what parents might expect to see in their son or daughter’s IEP.
Wed01Nov20176:45pm - 9:00pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
Ilda Carreiro King, Ph.D. is a Developmental and Educational Psychologist who uses the lens of classroom ecology to inform improvements in reading instruction. She is known for bringing a learner-centered approach to all levels of the school community: administrators, teachers, students, and parents. Through workshops, demonstrations, and observations, she develops a continuum of services, curricula and techniques that help all types of students become fluent, strategic, and independent readers.
Wed06Dec20176:45pm - 9:00pmMSMS Library
A Workshop for Parents and Professionals given by the Federation for Children with Special Needs - Workshop Presenter: Katherine Martin
This workshop provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures.