Special Education Parent Advisory Council

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)

A 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

Upcoming events

Developmental Trauma: Approaches to diagnosis and treatment

March 23rd 2016, 7-9pm.

St. Augustine's Religious Education Center, 35 Essex St, Andover, MA

Presented by Elyssa Bristol, PsyD

What if your child has experienced a traumatic event? How do they cope and how do you cope? Come and learn about Trauma and treatment from Dr. Bristol who is a licensed psychologist who earned her Psy.D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Childhood, Adolescent, and Family practice. Dr. Bristol was a clinician at The Trauma Center at JRI with specialized training in the Attachment Regulation, & Competency (ARC) model for developmental trauma, Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment, she is currently on staff at New England Academy (NEA)

SEPAC's presentation to the school commitee

January 15th, 2015

View SEPAC's presentation

SEPAC recommendations are based on results from the;
Needs Assessment Survey,
Dept. of Elementary, and econdary Education (DESE) report,
Corrective Action Plan (CAP),
2009 & 2013 Walker Reports

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General SEPAC Meetings

September 16, 2015 (7-9pm)
October 14, 2015 (7-9pm)
November 18, 2015 (12-2pm)
December 9, 2015 (7-9pm)
January 13, 2016 (7-9pm)
February 24, 2016 (7-9pm)
March 9, 2016 (7-9pm)
March 23, 2016 presentation (7-9pm)
April 13, 2016 (7-9pm)
May 11, 2016 note new time (7-9pm)
June 8, 2016 (7-9pm)

Meeting location

St. Augustine's Religious Education Center, Room 205 35 Essex Street, Andover, MA

Please read St. Augustine's Policies and Procedures