Transition Presentation with Cheryl Chan
“22 at 20: A Nontraditional Transition Story” has been presented to schools, the DESE, at conferences and for adult organizations across Massachusetts since 2012. It is the unprecedented story of collaboration between a school district, family, 2 adult service providers, DDS and UMASS over the course of 1 year, to transition a young man from a hospital-based residence for children with autism & severe behavioral challenges, into a living model that no one thought would ever work for him. Yet, 3 years later, the progress has been astonishing; exceeding all expectations. We present the history, timeline, components of the collaboration, each participant’s roles, and advice on how this transition model can work for others in part or in whole. It is not just about people with severe disabilities; the takeaways have been named “best practices” by DESE. Presenters are Cheryl Chan, mother of the young adult in the story, and Philip Campbell, the Director of Special Education during the time of the transition. For more information please visit www.successfultransitions.org.
February SEPAC 2_9_16
We’ll see you on February 9th for Transition with Cheryl Chan!
Lori Ann Sumner, LiCSW is a clinical Social Worker, Wellness Coach, Advocate, and Mom of a child with Special needs. Join us to help develop strategies to help with the stress that parents of special needs children face. Learn how to protect your mind & body through whole health self-care:
- Learn how stress impacts health, learning, and age-related disease.
- Create a 2-minute self-care plan & learn ways to support mind & body when under stress
- Learn & practice benefits of intentional breathing, body scanning, meditation/relaxation & self-care.
November SEPAC flyer
Please join us for a presentation on language-based learning disabilities. In addition, we need to conduct a special election. We have 2 open positions on the board (vice-chair and treasurer). In order for the SEPAC to continue, we need parents who are willing to volunteer a few hours a month in order to help us continue to serve the students of Medway with special needs.
SEPAC flyer 10_15
The Franklin SEPAC is offering a presentation on Basic Rights in Special Education at the Municipal Building, 335 East Central St, Franklin, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
If you would like further information, please contact Sarah or Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.