Lexington Special Education Parents - Lexington SEPTA - Special Education Parent Teacher Association


Meetings 2014--2015 School Year
  Meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month in the evening or morning.  Topics may change as the year progresses.  All meeting notices are also posted on the LexSEPAC email list.




Let's get Organized
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Central Administration Building, Room 2, 146 Maple Street 
Eventbrite - Let's Get Organized: Record-keeping for Special Needs Families
Interested in learning organizational skills and getting hands on experience with different organizational methods? Join Family TIES for this interactive workshop for families of children of all ages with special needs.Family TIES staff will:
  • Share effective strategies for parents to organize information and manage paperwork,
  • Provide general ideas on "keeping it together,
  • Offer tips for developing community connections for your child, and
  • Help participants begin the process of building a customized binder for organizing information about their child.

Disclosing: How, When and Why
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:30 to 9:00 PM Lexington High School Media Center, Room 147
Eventbrite - Disclosing: How, When and Why
Dot Lucci, MEd, CAGS
Program Director and Director of Consultation Services, Aspire/MGH
This presentation will include information about the process of disclosure. Disclosing is not a single event; it is a process or a journey.  It takes time, knowledge, care and attention.  Topics included will be: disclosing to the person with a disability, to family members, the community and others (i.e. employers, college applications etc).  This presentation is relevant to parents of very young children parents of high-schoolers and young-adults.


·Practical and Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety
Tuesday, March 24, 20157:00 pm  – 9:00 pm
Science Lecture Hall, Lexington High School
251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02420

By Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and Director of Behavioral Services at NESCA-Newton (MA) (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children and Adolescents), as well as a school consultant to client’s nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over sixteen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.  She is an adjunct professor at Boston University, a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

Eventbrite - Practical and Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety

·504 Plans- April
 Executive Functioning-May