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Parents Advisory Council

The Waltham Special Education Parents Advisory Council is a cross-functional team comprised of parents, educators and school administrators. The group’s function is to inform and empower parents whose children have special education needs as well as listen and identify the needs of our children’s educators and administrators. The group meets once a month to discuss educational needs, identify resources and design programs.

Membership is open to individuals who have a vested interest in special education in the city of Waltham.

Please be sure to fill out our Parent and Educator Survey and also become a member of our team!

2012-2014 Executive Board:  

Co-Chairs: Amy DiMatteo, Susan Sutherland

Secretary: Stacey Tempesta

Treasurer: Rose Martin

At Large Members: Donna Donovan, Johana Rodriques, Elizabeth (Liz) Travassos-Aljammal

 

Parent Advisory Council

2013 - 2014 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are subject to change.  For more up to date information, visit our website at:  www.walthampac.org

 

October 23, 6:30 - 9 pm

TOPIC: Kick off Meeting & Resource Fair

SPEAKER: Stephen M. Shore, M.Ed., Assistant Professor, Education, Adelphi University

TOPIC: Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum: An Inside View Towards Success

LOCATION: Government Center Building, 119 School St.

 

November 12, 6:30 - 8:00pm

SPEAKERS: Paula Czyrklis, Assistant Director of Special Education PreK-5,

Deborah Del Dotto, Assistant Director of Special Education 6-12

Mary L. Gallant, Administrator of Pupil Personnel

TOPIC: Special Education in Waltham

LOCATION: Waltham Community and Cultural Center, 510 Moody Street

 

December 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

SPEAKER: Nadine Gaab, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Harvard Medical School  

TOPIC: The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain 

LOCATION:  Waltham Community and Cultural Center, 510 Moody Street

 

January 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

SPEAKERS: Waltham SEPAC leadership

TOPIC: Renew and Reconnect: Parent/Guardian Engagement in the School & Community

LOCATION:  Waltham Community and Cultural Center, 510 Moody Street

 
 
February 26,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
 
SPEAKER: Federation for Children with Special Needs
 
TOPIC:   Basic Rights in Special Education;  WSEPAC in partnership with Lexington SEPAC, Lexington SEPTA and Minuteman Vocational High School
 
LOCATION:  Lexington High School, Lexington
 
 
 
March 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
 
SPEAKER:  Federation for Children with Special Needs
 
TOPIC:  Workshop:  Basic Rights in Special Education for Spanish and Haitian Creole speaking families.  WSEPAC in partnership with the BPAC
 
LOCATION:  Kennedy Middle School
 
 
 
April 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

SPEAKER: Michelle Fallon

TOPIC: IEP Walk Through

LOCATION: Waltham Community and Cultural Center, 510 Moody Street

 

May 28, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

TOPIC: Year End Reception & New Board Elections/Announcements

LOCATION: Government Center, 119 School St.

 

For more up to date information: 

Parent e-mail:  walthampac@gmail.com

Staff e-mail: WALTHAMPAC@k12.waltham.ma.us

 

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