Andover Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a volunteer group of parents of children with disabilities, who are an advisory council. The SEPAC mandated objectives is "...to advise the school committee on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school committees special educational programs." (Excerpt from Massachusetts special education law, Section 3 of Chapter 71B that pertains to PACs)
Parent's Guide to Special Education
"The purpose of this guide is to explain the special education process so that, if your son or daughter does receive special education
services, you can work effectively with the school as a member of your child's special education team."
View the Parent's Guide to Special Education
Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety; Parents Guide to Survival
Tue, April 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, St. Augustine's Religious Center, 35 Essex Street
Dr. David Stember will cover the developmentally normal anxieties that young children and young adults face, tools that parents can utilize to help empower their kids, and signs that suggest more significant difficulties. Dr. Stember will touch upon strategies that all parents can use, as well as approaches he utilizes to assist individuals who display more concerning symptoms (e.g., anxiety, learning and spectrum disorders).
SEPAC's presentation to the school committee — January 15, 2015
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SEPAC recommendations are based on results from the;
— Needs Assessment Survey,
— Dept. of Elementary, and Secondary Education (DESE) report,
— Corrective Action Plan (CAP),
— 2009 & 2013 Walker Reports