LEXINGTON SEPAC/SEPTA

PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN LEXINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Upcoming events

    • September 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Join the OOD SEPAC parent coffee virtually. Please contact your ETS for the zoom link.

    • September 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Join the Harrington SEPAC parent coffee virtually.

    SEPAC Parent Coffee

    When Tue Sep 29, 2020 9am – 10am Eastern Time - New York
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    • September 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Join the Bowman SEPAC parent coffee virtually. Please contact your ETS for the zoom link.

    • September 29, 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Join the Bridge SEPAC parent coffee virtually. Please contact your ETS for the zoom link.

    • September 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
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    Our first ADHD Parent Support Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 29 from 7:00--8:30 pm via Zoom.   Discussion will include addressing questions about the start of school and questions about student service delivery in the hybrid and remote models.


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    • October 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Join the Fiske SEPAC parent coffee virtually. 


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    • October 07, 2020
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
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    • October 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
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    • October 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom link will be emailed to those who register.
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    Please join us for an event with Sarah Ward regarding Executive Functioning and Remote Learning.  Zoom link will be available to those who register.  Please donate if you are able so LexSEPAC/SEPTA can continue to bring events like this to our community.  All are welcome.

    Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP and Co-Director has over 25 years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and 
case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and  acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems not limited to but including:


        •    Attention Deficit Disorder
        •    Verbal Learning Disabilities
        •    Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
        •    Asperger Syndrome
        •    Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities
        •    Traumatic Brain Injury
        •    Acquired Brain Injury

    Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.

    Sarah also provides consultation and expert witness testimony regarding the symptoms and functional  presentation of deficits associated with brain based learning disabilities and the appropriateness of  academic placement and treatment programs. She became a specialist in the assessment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury with an  emphasis on the treatment of executive functions. She subsequently began to train graduate students  in speech and language pathology, medical and special education professionals on the symptoms and  treatment methods to improve the language, cognitive, executive function and social skills of brain  based disorders.  

    Sarah is a Past President of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association,  member of  the Massachusetts Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Board and the National Institutes of Health Model  Systems Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Advisory Board and is a member of the American Speech and  Language Hearing Association.  She holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General  Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students in the  assessment techniques, development of therapeutic objectives, and intervention strategies for  individuals with traumatic brain injury.

    Sarah is dedicated to developing innovative treatment strategies and educating the community to  understand, care for and celebrate the learning and behavioral based differences in individuals with  brain based learning differences. A popular speaker, Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1200 public and private schools in the United States, Canada and Europe. Awards Received:  

        •    Bette Ann Harris Distinguished Professional (2017)

    • ACE awards (2013, 2016) from American Speech and Language Hearing Association
    • Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, May, 2005.
    • Recipient of the Faculty in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, May, 2002 and 2011
    • Recipient of the Partners in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital , December, 1998
    • Recipient of the Stephanie Macaluso Expertise in Clinical Practice Award for the Massachusetts General Hospital , June 1998

    LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

    •  Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    •  Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    • October 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 01, 2020
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    Join us for the Annual Battle Green Run LexSEPAC / SEPTA fundraiser.  This is a virtual event with a week to complete the run between 10/25-11/1/20.  Register here and look for "SEPTA" (our team name).  Last year we had a team of 10 parents and special education staff who raised $2000 in total -- please help us break the record this year!  All proceeds from the race directly support LexSEPAC / SEPTA.



    • November 11, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom info emailed to registrants
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    Join LexSEPAC/SEPTA parents and school committee members Scott Bokun and Sara Cuthbertson for a discussion about special education in Lexington.  You must be a LexSEPAC/SEPTA member to register and receive zoom link.  Becoming a member is free and can be done here: https://lexspeta.org/join.

    • November 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
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    • January 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
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    • March 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
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    • May 20, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
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Past events

September 25, 2020 Diamond SEPAC Welcome Coffee
September 24, 2020 LHS Special Education - Virtual Coffee
September 24, 2020 LCP SEPAC Welcome Coffee
September 24, 2020 Estabrook SEPAC Welcome Coffee
September 23, 2020 Intellectual and Developmental Disability Back to School Parent Support Group Meeting
September 23, 2020 Hastings SEPAC Virtual Welcome Coffee
September 23, 2020 Clarke SEPAC Welcome Coffee
September 17, 2020 SEPAC Business Meeting
September 16, 2020 Back to School Dyslexia Parents Group Zoom Meeting
September 03, 2020 Accessing State and Private Resources to Help Care for your Child during the Pandemic
August 28, 2020 Special Education Parent Chat with Dr Hackett and Ms Sugita
August 13, 2020 Current Status of Special Education in the Pandemic
June 11, 2020 LexSEPAC/LexSEPTA June 11, Public business meeting
May 29, 2020 LexSEPAC Emergency Business Meeting - ILP incoming Kindergarteners from LCP, Fall 2020 - Fiske space issue
May 04, 2020 Cancelled 2020 Special Education Update and SEPAC Parent survey Q&A, with Ellen Sugita
April 14, 2020 To be rescheduled - Understanding Childhood Stress and Anxiety and Building Positive Coping Skills, with Rachel Kramer, PHD
April 04, 2020 POSTPONED - 3rd Annual Special Needs Resource Fair
April 02, 2020 CANCELLED - Understanding Food Allergies in Children, with Dr. Aleena Banerji, Dr. Anna Wolfson, Dr. Michelle Conroy, and Dr. Paul Hesterberg from MGH Allergy Associates
March 12, 2020 CANCELLED - Lexington Special Education PTA/SEPAC Public business meeting
March 11, 2020 ADHD Parent Support Group
March 09, 2020 Special Education and Civil Rights Review
March 04, 2020 All About Literacy Interventions and Language Based Learning Programs in Special Education at LPS
February 07, 2020 February: Dyslexia Parents Group Coffee
January 09, 2020 Lexington Special Education PTA/SEPAC Public business meeting
November 14, 2019 Lexington Special Education PTA/SEPAC Public business meeting
November 03, 2019 Genesis Battlegreen Run
November 02, 2019 Lexington Children's Place Open House
October 24, 2019 Basic Rights, Understanding the IEP
October 22, 2019 October Dyslexia Awareness Month Film Screening
October 21, 2019 ADHD as a Superpower
October 16, 2019 ADHD Parent Support Group
October 07, 2019 ADHD Overview, Diagnosis, and Treatment
September 27, 2019 Out of District ETS Parent Coffee
September 26, 2019 Hastings ETS Parent Coffee (@ Back to School Night!)
September 26, 2019 Bridge ETS Parent Coffee (@ Back to School Night!)
September 24, 2019 Bowman ETS Parent Coffee
September 19, 2019 Diamond ETS Parent Coffee
September 17, 2019 Fiske ETS Parent Coffee
September 16, 2019 Dyslexia Parents Group: Back to School Kickoff Meeting
September 16, 2019 LHS ETS Parent Coffee
September 12, 2019 Lexington Special Education PTA Meet and Greet, plus kick off SEPAC Public business meeting
September 11, 2019 Estabrook ETS Parent Coffee
September 11, 2019 Harrington ETS Parent Coffee
September 11, 2019 Clarke ETS Parent Coffee
September 09, 2019 Therapeutic Recreation Info Night

Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA

146 Maple St, Lexington MA, 02421

presidents@lexsepta.org

LexSEPAC and LexSEPTA encompasses both the Parent Advisory Council for children with special needs in Lexington, MA and Lexington’s special education PTA.

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