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HANDOUTS/MATERIALS FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS 2013--2014

April 3, 2014 | 9:30--11:00AM | Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room
Introduction to Special Education Mediation
Myrto Flessas


March 6, 2014 | 7:30--9:00PM | Science Lecture Hall
Executive Functioning
Karen Morin, Kristine Wiltz, Susan Grubbs

February 26, 2014 | 7:00--9:00PM | Room 147
Basic Rights Workshop
Bonnie Polakoff, Federation for Children with Special Needs

December 5, 2013 | 7:30 pm--9:00PM | Science Lecture Hall, LHS
The iPad:  A Tool, Not Just a Toy!

November 7, 2013 | 7:30 pm--9:00PM | Room 143, LHS
Q & A with LPS Director of Special Education Ellen Sugita
 
October 3, 2013 | 7:30 pm--9:00PM | Room 147, LHS
Homework Help for Parents
 
 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS 2012-2013:
 
May 2, 2013 | 9:30--11:00AM | Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

Reading Support Services in the Lexington Public Schools
 Lexington Public Schools Special Education Reading specialists Stephanie Visone,Susanne Croy, Victoria Russell and will present an overview on special education reading services in our district.Topics will include:• How special education reading services differ from those in the general education• A review of the student profile who may be eligible to receive special education reading services• Components of different reading programs, and examples of each• Parent resources
 
April 25, 2013 | 7:30--9:00PM | Lexington High School Media Room (Room 143)
Executive Functioning Skills for Student SuccessStephanie Nelson, Ph.D., ABPdN, ABPP-CN, Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Child Development Network, will be the presenter for this meeting.Dr. Nelson will speak on a range of executive functioning topics including how deficits are diagnosed, alternative treatments, and accommodations to facilitate in student learning.Rescheduled from March 7th.
 
April 4, 2013 | 7:30--9:00PM | Lexington High School Media Room (Room 147)
Results of SEPAC Parent Survey
In the November of 2012 the Lexington SEPAC administered a parent survey to parents of district students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504. On Thursday, April 4th, the SEPAC leadership team, in collaboration with Director of Student Services Linda Chase and Interim Director of Special Education Diane Pelletier, will present the results of this SEPAC Parent Survey. The presentation will include explanations of the quantitative results, common themes from parent comments, and recommendations. 
Presentation Materials
SEPAC Survey Presentation (updated 4/5/2013)
SEPAC Survey Report (updated 4/5/2013)
 
February 7, 2013 | 7:30PM--9:00PM
Assistive Technology in Lexington Public Schools with Rachel Kuberry, LPS Assistive Technology Specialist
To see the presentation from this meeting, click here.
To get more information about Assistive Technology in LPS, see Assistive Technology Parent Resources.
 
 
February 1, 2013 | 9:00AM--10:30AM
Special Education Parent Coffee--Informational Workshop Discussing the Special Education Evaluation Process
To see the presentation from this meeting, click here.
 
January 10, 2013 | 7:30AM-9:00PM
Building Better Brains with Dr. Jeffrey Bostic.
To see the article on which this presentation was based, click here.
 
December 10, 2012 | 9:00AM-10:00AM
Business Meeting.  Meeting Minutes pending approval.
The December 6 meeting with Dr. Ash was canceled.  We'll be re-scheduling this meeting for later in the 2012-2013 school year.
 
November 13, 2012 | 6:30PM-8:30PM
Basic Rights in Special Education
To read the presentation for this meeting, click here.
 
November 1, 2012 | 9:30AM-11:00AM 
Meeting with Evaluation Team Supervisors
Watch LexMedia recording of meeting here.
 
October 11, 2012 | 7:30-9:00PM | LHS Science Lecture Hall
Transition Subcommittee Presentation
To read the presentation for this meeting click here.
 
October 9, 2012 | 7:00-9:00PM | Jonas Clarke Middle School Auditorium
Second Meeting to address parental questions/concerns re the Lichtenstein NYTimes Op-Ed piece.
Watch LexMedia recording of meeting here
Meeting Minutes: Pending approval
 
September 20, 2012 | 9:30-11:30aM |Estabrook Hall, Cary Memorial Bldg.
Meeting to address parental questions/concerns re the Lichtenstein NYTimes Op-Ed piece.
 
September 6, 2012 | 7:00-9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Social Thinking presentation by Karen Morin.  For more info, click here.
 
 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS 2011-2012:
July 27 2012 | Business Meeting
10:00-11:30 AM | Home of Ann Wolf
 
July 12, 2012 | Business Meeting
10:00-11:30 AM | Cary Library Learning Center
 
June 7, 2012 | Final Meetings: Planning for 2012-2013, Elections, Raffle
10:00-11:30 AM | Cary Library Learning Center (includes elections, feedback, and planning).
7:30-9:00 PM | LHS Media Center, Room 147 (feedback and planning).
 
May 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM | LHS Media Room
Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy | Federation for Children with Special Needs
 
May 3, 2012 |10:00 AM to 11:30 AM | Cary Memorial Library
Let's Get Organized: Record-keeping for Special Needs Families
 
Thursday, April 5, 2012 | 3:30- 5:00 PM | LHS Media Room 147
DMC Parent Input Opportunity. 
 
March 8, 2012 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Preparing for Post-Secondary Transition: What you Need to Know
Barbara Ostrom and Sandy Storer
Business meeting 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
February 2, 2012 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Overview of Special Education Services with Special Education Supervisors: Martha Bakken, Beverly Hegedus, and Sherry Coughlin.
Business meeting 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
January 5, 2012  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Emergency Preparedness with Sue Wolf-Fordham, J.D., Senior Project Manager
Business meeting 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
 
December 15, 2011 |  Cary Library, Learning Center |  9:30-10:30AM 
Bonus LexSepac Business "catch-up" meeting.
 
December 1, 2011 |  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
SEPAC Meeting with Dr. Paul Ash, Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools, and Linda Chase, Director of Student Services.  
 
November 3, 2011 |  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
What are Tests Testing? Understanding Neuropsychological Evaluation Joseph Moldover, Psy.D.  www.drmoldover.com
Business Meeting 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
October 27, 2011 |  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | School Library, 458 Main Street, Winchester | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Understanding your Child's Learning Style | Federation for Children with Special Needs 

October 13, 2011 |  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | Minuteman High School
Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop | Federation for Children with Special Needs
Co-sponsored by Minuteman, Winchester, and Bedford SEPACs. Basic Rights Flyer
 
October 6, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
No Sibling Left Behind: Supporting Siblings of Children with Disabilities | MA Sibling Support Network Business Meeting 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
September 1, 2011  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Business Meeting 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
July 14, 2011|  Cary Library, Learning Center |  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 
Continued planning for 2011-2012  
 
 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS 2010-2011:
June 2, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Elections/2011-2012 Planning  Meeting minutes
 
May 5, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
ARICA Legislation speaker Amy Weinstock
 
April 7, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Research, Training & Svs for the Disability Community: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
 
February 8, 2011 | Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St., Cannon Hall. 
Basic Rights in Special Education. Waltham SEPAC & Lexington SEPAC
 
January 6, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Discussion about the recent special needs programs report that was presented to the School Committee on December 14 by the District Management Council, an education consulting firm.
 
December 2, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Attoreny Barbara Jackins: Legal Planning for Children with Disabilities
 
November 4, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Welcome Evaluation Team Supervisors (ETS's).
 
October 7, 2010| 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Dr. Paul Ash, Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools Dr. Ash is in his 6th year as Superintendent.
 
September 16, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
ORGANIZE! PAC Planning.
 
September 16, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Morning Networking Meeting
 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS 2009-2010:
February 4, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
:Minuteman High School | 7:30PM - 9:30PM 
Think Kids: A Collaborative Problem. Solving Approach with J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., Dept of Psychiatry, MGH see: www.thinkkids.org or www.thinkkids.org/blog
 
February  9, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | Waltham High School, 617 Lexington Street
Basic Rights Workshop presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs
 
January 7, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
Showing the Film Including Samuel. For more information click here.
 
December 3, 2009  | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
A Conversation with Superintendent  Paul Ash and other Special Education Administrators
SEPAC Business Meeting immediately following
 
November 5, 2009 | 6:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Media Room 147
6:30PM - 7:30PM Executive Committee Meeting
7:30PM - 7:40PM Open
7:40PM - 9:10PM What's in a Child's Heart: Conversations at the Intersection of  Neurocognitive and Emotional Development: A conversation with Dr. Laura Benkov
 
October 27, 2009 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | Clarke Middle School Auditorium
ADHD: Dr. Hallowell
 
September 10, 2009 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | LHS Commons II
Getting the Year off to a good start: Collaboration between parents and General Education teachers working with vulnerable students Barbara Manfredi, former elementary principal and Laura Lasa, Associate Principal, LHS
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