“Basic Rights in Special Education” Workshop

Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m., GHS Library

The Federation for Children with Special Needs puts on a Basic Rights Workshops in Grafton once a year; but you may also attend a workshop in any other town (Go to  https://fcsn.org/ for the latest schedule). We strongly encourage parents to attend at least once, especially if you are just starting out on the journey of parenting a special needs child. We promise this will be TIME WELL SPENT.

The Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:
• Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Massachusetts Special Education Law

This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school, to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school. Best of all? It’s FREE!


Nomination Time!

Here is your opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the individuals that have made a difference in the life of a child with special needs!

 This prestigious award is for any individual who has made a significant contribution in enhancing the life of a student with special needs. Examples include someone who goes above and beyond to support inclusion, ease daily transitions, keep the student safe, adapt the school curriculum, support their unique learning style or enhance the social aspect of a student with special needs. In the past, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, specials teachers (media, art, P.E., music), those in support positions, students, and community employees have been nominated. Every person nominated is a winner and receives an award.

Nomination forms can be downloaded here 
and are DUE BY MARCH 31, 2017

 You will receive an email confirmation upon the receipt of your completed nomination form. Please join us:

Everyday Hero Award Ceremony and Reception
Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Grafton High School Auditorium

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) thanks you for taking the time to nominate these important people and to help us recognize their efforts with the students they serve.

 ~Everyday Heroes Make Things Happen~