Sponsored by Dover-Sherborn Challenge Success Team
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Dover-Sherborn Mudge Auditorium, 9 Junction Street, Dover
Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. She has taught middle and high school for over a decade, is a correspondent for the Atlantic and PBS Parents, commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes the “Parent-Teacher Conference” column for the New York Times. Her New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed was released by Harper Books in 2015. Jessica is a Dover-Sherborn graduate, earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons. We look forward to welcoming Jessica back to Dover-Sherborn and encourage you to read her book before attending the presentation.
Sponsored by the Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc. (SPaN)
Friday, March 11, 2016
8:00am – 4:30pm
The Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA
Special Education Schools from across the state will be exhibiting with representatives available to discuss how their unique programs can address various students’ academic, cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, clinical, therapeutic, physical, sensory, medical, adaptive living and vocational needs.
SPaN will also provide parents with the opportunity to meet with an experienced Special Education Advocate/Parent Consultant to discuss their IEP concerns. Clinic sessions will be scheduled for 50 minute increments. The IEP Clinics start at 8:30 am – first come/first served – and conclude by 12:30pm. To participate in the IEP Clinic parents/guardians must register for the School Fair.
Register & learn more here.
Sponsored by the Federation for Children with Special Needs
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
Attend your choice of workshops about early childhood, special education, transition to adult life, special healthcare needs, managing challenging behaviors, mental health services and supports, inclusion, autism, fostering friendships, assistive technology, stress management for parents, parent leadership, and more. Register & learn more here.
Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs
Thursday January 28, 2016
7:00-9:00pm – Free
Natick Town Hall: 13 East Central Street, 3rd Floor
The different ways students take in and generate information can greatly affect how and whether they succeed in school and later in life. The presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will identify the features of different learning styles and through interactive discussion with the group participants will explore how parents and teachers can harness a child’s learning style to help him/her achieve success in many different environments, including the classroom.
In order to prepare the correct amount of handouts, we would greatly appreciate RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org, but please know you can also come last minute. All are welcome!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064072310270525/
SPED Child and Teen
Take a look at the Massachusetts list of summer camps & general summer programming opportunities available for your children, including information about where to attend Camp Fairs in the local area.
Miss Amazing celebrates the incredible abilities of girls and women with disabilities. It gives them the opportunity to display their ambitions and reach their full potential in a supportive environment. Miss Amazing is a national non-profit organization located in over 30 states across the country and has impacted the lives of over 650 girls.
Miss Amazing Dance Workshop
January 9, 2016
Medfield Dance Academy
45 West Street, Medfield, MA
Miss Amazing Pageant
February 27, 2016
Time: to be announced
Medfield High School
88 Pound Street, Medfield, MA
Lucy Nealon, Massachusetts Miss Amazing Co-Director
Hosted by: The Natick SEPAC
March 6, 2016
Natick High School
(Snow date: April 3, 2016)
This resource fair is designed to offer MetroWest families the opportunity to learn about dozens of local resources, activities, and services available to parents and individuals with special needs. This event is free to the Public and children are welcome. An arts and crafts area will be staffed with volunteers so parents and caretakers can attend the fair. Complete details are available here.
Your child’s IEP or 504 Plan have been set in motion. How well are they working? To monitor the situation throughout the year, try these tips.
504 Plan Tips
Our next SEPAC meeting will take place on Friday, 11/6/15 at 9:00am in the Headmaster’s Conference Room at DSMS. We will review our 2015-16 goals & priorities by age group. We’ll also be discussing communication outreach, the Dover-Sherborn Challenge Success initiative, and upcoming events. Whether you are new to the school district or a parent we haven’t seen in a while, we encourage your participation.
Residents of Dover and Sherborn and the parents or guardians of students who attend our schools are welcome to participate in our meetings and attend our events. Meetings occur regularly and are posted on the district calendar. Agendas & meeting locations are emailed to SEPAC members in advance of each meeting.
Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Once students with learning disabilities begin to take notes in class, their challenges with spelling, handwriting, simultaneous processing, and reading can overwhelm them. Even those who are good auditory learners can become flummoxed. There are, however, really good note-taking tools to help these students. Read More