The Methuen Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a city-wide volunteer organization that serves as a resource and adviser to Methuen, Massachusetts parents and caregivers of children with special education needs. If your child is on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), has a 504 Plan, or if you think that your child needs to have one, we hope the information we provide will help you with the complex Special Education process. Common disabilities among our membership include, but are not limited to, ADD, ADHD, Autism and Aspergers, Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Speech and Hearing Disabilities.
Through our website, Facebook, and other media channels we will promote a broad range of information, contacts, support groups, networking opportunities, and community outings. We also support forums where members can share information they have found useful in guiding their children’s education. In addition, the Methuen SEPAC works with the administration to identify areas of need and act in an advisory role to the School Committee. The Methuen SEPAC offers several workshops and educational presentations each year in coordination with the Federation for Children with Special Needs and also with independent professionals. Recent presentations have included Basic Rights in Special Education, An IEP For My Child, Managing Challenging Behaviors, and Differences between Federal and State Regulations. Dates for workshops, meetings, and presentations will be posted on this website and on our Facebook page.
If you are a parent or guardian with a child who is receiving or needs special education services, this is your chance to learn, be inspired, get support and make a difference. Our success is dependent upon parents and guardians of children with special education needs from preschool through high school getting involved however our membership is open to any interested party.