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Welcome to the Franklin SEPAC!



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Bad Moms Support Group!
Dads are welcome too!

Where: Regal Cinemas, Bellingham
When: Thursday, November 30 around 8:00 PM
(we will confirm the time closer to the date)

Similar to last year, after the movie we are going to Chili's for a drink. Anyone is welcome to join us! Come laugh with other moms (& dads) and take a well deserved night off.

Please RSVP (Facebook message or franklinsepac@gmail.com) so we know how many to expect. Hope to see you there! 



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Sensory Friendly Santa Claus


It's Time! Join us for our 2nd Annual Sensory Friendly Santa! Santa will be joining us in a private room at Cole's Tavern on Sunday, December 10, from 12-4. No busy store, no overwhelming decorations, no long lines, and a Santa who understands! Use the link below to sign up for your family's own private visit with Santa Claus.

Feel free to bring your own camera and take as many pictures as you would like. The SEPAC "Elves" will be on hand to take family photos as well. This event is free and open to all...please share.


This event is open to all special-needs students and their families at no cost. 


WELCOME BACK!!

For many children with Special Needs and their families, back to school time can be a welcome return to schedule and predictability. For others, the thought of a new year with new teachers or a new environment can be anxiety-provoking. For many it is a combination of both. We at SEPAC are here to help! Our goal is to create a strong community of special needs families here in Franklin, where we can learn from each other while providing support and understanding. We have been working hard all summer to deliver a strong workshop schedule and to add activities for families throughout the year.

We will also be providing monthly opportunities for parents/caregivers to get together in a relaxed environment to share stories, make connections and learn from one another.

This year, one of our main goals is to provide more social events for families. The first of these will be our yearly Halloween Hayride at Tangerini's Farm in Millis. This event will held on Friday, October 27th at 4:00 pm. These events will provide families with an opportunity to come together for some fun in a "judgment free" environment.  




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For those who missed this amazing film...take a look at 
Hope For Gus to learn more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and 

what can be done to help these families find a cure.


 

   

WE NEED YOU!

Going forward, we would love to expand the board to include Representatives from each of the school buildings in town.  We feel that this is a great way for SEPAC to learn more about successes and issues taking place in each building.  If this is something that you would be interested in, please let us know...the time commitment is minimal.


We are also looking for volunteers to help with the planning of social events and fundraising.  This is a great way to help out without taking on a Board position.






About Us:

  The mission of the Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to promote a network for parents of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children. This group provides regular forums for Pupil Personnel Services and parents to share information and discuss pertinent issues; develops, maintains and shares tools and a resource guide; and raises awareness of children with special needs.

 We host monthly workshops educating parents on special-needs topics. We run monthly parent support groups and periodic events for children. Franklin SEPAC also contributes an annual donation to Franklin's Special Education programs. We are a 501(c)(3)  volunteer-run organization and rely on donations to help alleviate the costs of the above-mentioned programs. 

Your participation will provide a unique opportunity to meet school officials and other parents, stay informed on policy and legislative changes, ask questions and discuss concerns, and learn something new. Your input into potential speaker topics, and other SEPAC initiatives of particular interest is also welcomed.

We are a member of the Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MassPA

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