June 14, 2016 – Legislative issues with Rep. Roy

Our state Representative Jeffrey Roy will be joining us for a round-table discussion of PARCC testing and legislative issues for parents of special education students.  If you have questions or concerns that you would like to see addressed, please send an e-mail to the SEPAC board members at medwayspedpac@gmail.com.

We will meet upstairs in the Medway High School Library at 7:00 PM.

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March 8, 2016

Kathleen Bernklow, Director of Student Services

The Medway Special Education Parent Advisory invites you to attend our monthly meeting. We have invited Director of Student Services, Kathleen Bernklow to attend.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Guidance Area at Medway High School.

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If there are particular topics that you would like to see addressed, you may submit questions ahead of time to:  medwayspedpac@gmail.com.

February 9, 2016

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.

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December 10, 2015 – Round-table discussion

December 8th (1-Hour meeting 7:00-8:00 PM) Round-Table discussion: Issues in Special Education in Medway
  • An opportunity for parents to meet informally to discuss the first half of the school year and inform the committee of any issues or concerns that they want the committee to bring forward to the Administration or the School Committee. If possible, please e-mail questions or topics ahead of time to: medwayspedpac@gmail.com.  If no other concerns are brought forward, we will discuss the by-laws, the recent DESE decision regarding PARCC, and recess time.
  • Executive Board Meeting (8:00-9:00 PM)