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What is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)?
Since 1986, Massachusetts special education law (Chapter 71B of the Mass. General Laws) requires all public school districts to maintain a Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). The SEPAC is comprised of parents and guardians of children who receive special education services from Hingham Public Schools (HPS). All parents/guardians of children receiving special education services through HPS are eligible voting members of the Hingham SEPAC.
Who should be involved?
- Parents and/or guardians of children who receive special education services.
- Parents who think their child may have learning difficulties or differences, behavioral or attention issues, physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
- Parents who are just learning about the special education process and IEPs or who already have a child on an IEP.
- Parents of children currently receiving "Early Intervention" services who will be transitioning to the school system when their child turns 3 years old.
- Parents and educators who want to work together to learn more about available local resources relating to Special Education.
- Parents who would like a support group who understand their issues and concerns.
Why get involved?
- Access to parent meetings and educational workshops.
- Learn how to have input into programs that could affect your child.
- Network with parents who have "been there" – get tips, advice, and feedback.
- Learn to become a more effective advocate for your child as you work through the special education process.