Medway T.H.R.I.V.E. and SEPAC: Pandemic Parenting

Please see below event cosponsored by Medway T.H.R.I.V.E. and SEPAC: Pandemic Parenting

T.H.R.I.V.E. and SEPAC, in collaboration with Medfield Public Schools, will be co-hosting Pandemic Parenting, presented by Rachel Simmons.  This virtual offering will be held on Tuesday, May 19th, at 8:00 pm.  For more information about the webinar please click here and to register for the event please click here.

Be Well!

SEPAC, Dr. Ryan Sherman, and Kat Bernklow

Pandemic

 

SEPAC Elections

SEPAC Members and Friends,  Your PAC Needs you!
Each year in May, we elect officers for the following school year (term runs June 1 – May 31). The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 6th.
If you have an interest in running in the board, please email sepac@medwayschools.org  with a short description on why you would like to serve on the board.  The board usually consists of two co-chairs, a secretary, and a treasurer. Please write which position you’re interested in. We are currently working on how to conduct the election virtually.
Our current bylaws (available here) outline the role of the PAC and the duties of each officer position.  If you have questions, current officers would be happy to answer them. We are also happy to help with the transition, help you learn your new roles, and be available for consultation as needed throughout the school year.
Respectfully,
Your SEPAC Board

Co-Chair Kristen Salera

Co-Chair Matthew Schwarm

Treasurer Allison Bogosian

Secretary Kimberly Olsen

Resources and Supports Available during COVID-19

Please forward us any resources you know of that are currently available.

  • In partnership with New England ABA, the Autism Program at BMC developed a free 6-part parent training series, focused on helping parents and caregivers learn about behavior, how to change behavior, and ways to promote skills in their children. Click below to access these training videos and supplemental materials.
  • Criterion Child Enrichment and Beacon ABA Services are both conducting telehealth sessions during the crisis.

Boston Ability Center – Resources

Dear community leaders,

 
First and foremost, we hope this email finds you all doing well and staying healthy! The Boston Ability Center is closed temporarily in an effort to do our part in limiting the spread of Coronavirus. With that, we hope to support families from afar as much as possible! 
 
Attached you will find a document with links to resources on how to target skills in every area of a student’s development from home. We would love it if you could share this resource with any families who you think could benefit! This is by no means an exhaustive list – there are so many wonderful free resources available to families right now to help during this challenging time! Hopefully, however, this will provide families with a few ideas to start, and if we can help sort through any others please feel free to reach out!
 
We have also been hard at work preparing to offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and feeding therapy via telehealth! If you know of any families who could benefit from this service while at home, please encourage them to email frontdesk@bostonabilitycenter.com. They can also visit www.BostonAbilityCenter.com/blog, where they will find information about how telehealth services can benefit children and their families.
 
Additionally, we are going to be sending weekly Constant Contact emails and posting daily on our social media sites and blog in an effort to provide families with a continuous stream of activity ideas, tips, tricks, and resources. Families who are interested can find these resources by any of the following methods. We plan to use these platforms to keep everyone connected and supported!
 
Our goal is to support families as much as possible as we navigate this tricky time together, so please feel free to reach out at any time if there is something we can do to help families in your area!
 
Best,

MacKenzie Rickert, MS, OTR/L

Boston Ability Center
Phone: (781) 239 – 0100

49 Walnut Park, Bldg 3                               
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481                          
 
10 Tech Circle
Natick, MA 01760

No Sibling Left Behind Educational Presentation

Medfield SEPAC is hosting No Sibling Left Behind Educational Presentation

March 24, 2020 from 7-8:30pm at Blake Middle School Library, 24 Pound St. Medfield, MA.

Please contact Jennifer DeCoste at decoste.jennifer@gmail.com if interested in attending.

Additional similar events can be found at https://masiblingsupport.org/