SEPAC / Administration Meeting
with Dr. Faye Brady, Director of Student Services and Special Education.
May 28th 1PM-2PM
Middle School, Amherst
1. Introductions - Meet the new SEPAC Executive Board
2. Brainstorming for the 2013-14 SEPAC/District Goals
3. Other Business
Change a student’s life this spring
Date: Thursday, May 9 2013
(Dr. Grandin's new book, The Autistic Brain, will be released in May 2013)
Conference! Conference! Conference! April 19th in Fitchberg, MA
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
The following is a letter posted to the School Committee in anticipation of the coming (2/26/13) School committee meeting. On the previous day (2/25/13) the Executive Board of the Special Education PAC brought this issue to Dr. Faye Brady, whose response was that no paraprofessionals would be taken from students needing them for special education purposes.
Good evening Maria and members of the School Committee,
|A sensory-friendly movie has the lights brought up, sound turned down, and is not in 3D. Some individuals with sensory processing disorders become easily overstimulated in theaters.|
Does your child have a sensory processing disorder? Have you participated in the sensory-friendly films at Cinemark? Dylan at the Gazette would like to talk to you about it.
On February 19th, Dylan asked the Special Education PAC:
The Special Education PAC will be meeting Tuesday, 2/19 at 9:00 a.m. in Thorne's Guitar Studio, 233 North Pleasant Street, Amherst (behind the Loose Goose). All welcome!
We hope to discuss the following agenda items:
Future potential workshops
Potential partnership with Umass master's program students regarding inclusion in k12
Welcoming new families
Come and Meet Dr. Faye Brady!
The Special Education PAC is pleased to sponsor a Meet and Greet on November 14th, 7pm-8pm, room 13 at the Amherst Regional High School.
We hope you can come! Babysitting available
(Versión en español abajo.)
in Special Education
The Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:
• Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Massachusetts Special Education Law and
• No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Please call your State Senator today and express your
support for legislation to license Applied Behavior
Your voice can play a critical role in ensuring children
and people with disabilities in Massachusetts have
access to quality ABA services and professionals.
AFAM is lending support to SB2217, "An Act relative to
the licensure of applied behavior analysts," that would
create a board of licensure for Applied Behavioral
Analysts capable of licensing and regulating the
practice of ABA in Massachusetts. This legislation is
currently before the Senate Committee on Ways and
(The following is a letter submitted to the Amherst Bulletin, 7/19/2012)