Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Spring 2015 Georgetown SEPAC Meeting Schedule

Looking for an updated Georgetown SEPAC Spring 2015 Meeting Schedule? Look no further.... 1/21: Transition Boot Camp Hosted by the Georgetown SEPAC 7:00-9:00 PM - Transition Timelines *Snow date January 22nd What can families do to prepare their sons and daughters for the future? This small group discussion will provide a guide for the transition years, the process, checkpoints and essential timelines. Kerry Mahoney from The Arc of Massachusetts will lead the discussion Participants will receive a copy of Transition Timelines. To be held at Georgetown High School, 11 Winter Street, Georgetown Register by January 16th - 978 373-0552 x 0 or ******************************************************************* Thursday, February 12, 2105 7:00-9:00 PM Financial Planning: How to Prepare for the Future *Snow date Wednesday, February 25th Noted author and speaker Cynthia Haddad, Certified Financial Planner, Shepherd Financial Partners will present an overview of the financial and legal issues that are important to address during your family members lifetime. As a result of her experience with an adult brother with special needs, Cynthia has dedicated her career to helping other families address their unique financial planning requirements. For over 15 years, she has held positions of leadership in a variety of public policy advisory organizations and is a frequent speaker at conferences for individuals with special needs and their families. She has shared her experience and expertise by co-authoring The Special Needs Planning Guide: How to Prepare for Every Stage of Your Child's Life (Brookes Publishing). Cynthia is a Certified Financial Planner® and a Director of Special Needs Planning, a division of Shepherd Financial Partners. This workshop is hosted by the North Andover SEPAC and will be held at North Andover Middle School Register by February 6th 978 373-0552 x 0 or ************************************************************************* March 10, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Transition Boot Camp Basics: Transition Planning With Your IEP Team * Snow date Wednesday, March 16th Pat Pakos , Transition Specialist from The Arc of Massachusetts will describe the federal and state laws that guide the delivery of transitional educational services to students with disabilities. These include postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, and independent living. This workshop will demystify these laws and provide the tools and strategies to develop effective transition plans with your IEP Team. Learn about how a vision statement can guide the IEP. This workshop is hosted by The Arc of GHN and will be held at: Merrimack Valley Hospital Auditorium 140 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill RSVP by March 5th 978 373-0552 x 0 or ******************************************************************** April 2, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Ready for Life! When the School Bus Stops Coming Barbara Pandolfi from The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport will provide an overview of employment and day services, residential, independent living and opportunities for community integration. Learn from a panel of parents and young adults about life as an adult! This workshop is hosted by the Methuen SEPAC and will be held at: Tenney Grammar School, 175 Pleasant St, Methuen - RSVP by March 27th 978 373-0552 x 0 or This series is sponsored by The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport in partnership with the Special Education Parent Advisory Councils of Georgetown, Methuen, North Andover, and Triton Regional School Districts. For more information contact: Info@TheArcofGHN.Org Georgetown PAC, Shelby Walker: Methuen PAC, Lauren Miller: North Andover PAC: Maureen Ryan: Triton PAC: Renee or Melissa

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