Message from Cambridge SE-PAC Liaison Zuleka Queen-Postell I am a lifetime resident of Cambridge and a Cambridge Public School Graduate. My position as SE-PAC Liaison (Special Education Parent Advisory Council Liaison) is to serve ALL families who have a student in Cambridge with an IEP or 504 plan by helping you to better understand your … Continue reading Welcome Back!
The Federation for Children with Special Needs has launched a new website that aims to support families of students whose needs are unable to be met within their school district. According to FCSN, this website is designed to benefit: Families of children receiving special education services (i.e., on an IEP or 504 Plan) but who do … Continue reading New Website: Educational Placement Options
You can find videos, slideshows, and audio presentations in Haitian Creole, providing important information about special education. Go to fcsn.org/outreach/haitiancreole to access: Special Education Audio files / Edikasyon Espesyal Atelye Dosye Son Dwa Debaz nan Edikasyon Espesyal Konprann Pwosesis Planifikasyon Tranzisyon YouTube Webinars / Webinars sou YouTube Slideshare Presentations / Prezantasyon sou Slideshare
La Federación para Niños con Necesidades Especiales se creó en Massachusetts 1974 como un pequeño grupo de padres de familia con un interés en común, organizar una mejor asistencia para sus hijos con necesidades especiales. Un nuevo sitio web está disponible para proporcionar información útil en español. Los videos, hojas informativas y más están disponibles en … Continue reading Educar, Informar y Empoderar a las Familias (Educate, Inform & Empower Families)
Please Join us... End of Year Roundtable with Superintendent of Schools Kenny Salim and the Office of Student Services Cabinet Thursday May 17th at 6PM Cambridge Citywide Senior Center - 806 Mass Ave Childcare and Dinner provided Come hear what CPS has accomplished this year and what their plans are for next year! This is also … Continue reading Meet with CPS & OSS Leadership
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants your feedback for the Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project. This feedback is needed to make advancements with this initiative. District administrators and other staff have provided their feedback, and DESE is following up with a second survey specific to families, students with IEPs, and other interested … Continue reading DESE Needs Our Help!
Inclusion shouldn't be a lottery. View Trailer>> Reserve Tickets>> Description: Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the … Continue reading “Deej” A documentary on Inclusion
MCAS: Access & Achievement for Students with Disabilities A Workshop for Parents and Professionals Presented by Federation for Children With Special Needs Saturday April 7th, 2018 at 1pm Cambridge CityWide Senior Center 806 Mass Ave This workshop will introduce the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and how children with disabilities can participate in meaningful ways in MCAS. Childcare and … Continue reading MCAS Workshop for Parents
March 31, 2018 Dear Dr. Salim, Honorable Mayor McGovern, and Members of the CPS School Committee: We are writing to request that you address the dramatically inequitable distribution of resources devoted to family engagement via the position of Family Liaison. While we applaud the decision to expand the role of Elementary Family Liaison, we were … Continue reading Letter to School Committee
Minutes of the March 15, 2018 Business Meeting of Cambridge SEPAC Present: Zuleka Queen-Postell, Abraham Cherinet, Mercedes Soto, Karen Dobak, Lovett Holloman SEPAC Business meetings will be the Third Thursday of every month (except April vacation week) from 6-8pm. Location TBD. Next SEPAC workshop will be with Dr. Nadine Gaab on Reading Disabilities. Date TBD … Continue reading Dyslexia, Inclusion, Sub-Separates: March Business Meeting