Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tentative 2011-2012 PAC Meeting Schedule

Georgetown 2011-2012 PAC Meeting Schedule
Georgetown Special Ed Parents Advisory Council 2011 – 2nd Tuesdays of the month
At the Penn Brook Library, 68 Elm Street7-8:30pm unless otherwise noted

September 13, 2011 – Welcome to the PAC: An Informal Meet & Greet
o Introductions – staff and parents
- Philosophy/Vision for Special Education Programs
o Differentiated instruction, Early intervention, The referral process
o All children will learn/access the curriculum
o Program Development: Where we have been, Where we are (include parent advisory committees), Where we are going, Teacher Deveopment
o Communication between parents and schools Pre-website/post-website
- DESE Program Review & Results, Parent introductions/questions
- Parent Ideas for PAC: How can we help you? Ideas for speakers/workshops?
- Handouts: PAC brochure, staff directory, online directory, program brochure

October 11, 2011 - Autism Speaks: What do we need to know about Autism Spectrum Disorder? How can we help and understand our children with special needs on the spectrum?

November 15, 2011 - (because of Election Day), 2011 - Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop for Parents – presented by Sue Terzakis , an FCSN trained Special Education Advocate with the Andover Educational Advocacy Group. Learn about the Special Education laws, the process of how Special Education laws play out in your school, understand your rights so that you can effectively collaborate with your professional partners and become a more effective advocate for your child. Topics presented will include laws such as IDEA 2004, No Child Left Behind, Massachusetts Special Education Law, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); General Education supports; and Steps in the IEP process. Please join us at the Penn Brook Library, 6:30-8:30pm

December 13, 2011 – Financial Planning for Special Needs Families

January 10, 2012 – ADHD Speaker Presentation

February 14, 2012

March 13, 2012

April 10, 2012

May 8, 2012

June 12, 2012

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