Passionate About Your Child’s Education?
The ParkerPAC is a group of parent volunteers committed to supporting Parker in meeting the special educational needs of our children.
As the Parker Special Education Advisory Council we help provide a “parents’ voice” in support of the education, safety and welfare of students with unique learning styles or challenges requiring special educational support.
ParkerPAC helps provide ways that parents can make a difference in their child’s educational experience such as:
- Opportunities for new parents to understand what Special Education looks like at Parker.
- An audience where you can network with peers.
- Surveys to capture your experiences regarding Special Education.
- Access to lectures, educational events, and other activities.
- A chance to work with other like-minded parents and school administration in supporting the educational needs of the community.
Formed in the spring of 2010, our focus is to develop a common understanding of the needs of the wider special education community at Parker. This community includes students, parents and educators - in short, all those supporting the education of our children.
Keep an eye on this space for notices of upcoming meetings and educational events!
Is your child on an IEP or a 504 Plan?
Join us for this year's ParkerPAC meeting!
We will meet on Monday, December 3rd, starting at 6:00 pm, in Room 6.
This meeting is our annual Basic Rights in Special Education workshop.
The agenda for this meeting is discussion of the rights of parents/guardians and students in special education, and will be presented by Terry Weisinger.
Please join us in Room 6 at 6:00 - 7:30 pm. The meeting is open for all to attend.
The Nashoba SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) invites you to join us, as we host Decoding the Neuropsychological Evaluation.
When: Thursday, November 15th 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Center School Science Room (C131) 403 Great Rd, Stow, MA
This talk will inform listeners about neuropsychological evaluations, specifically covering the following topics:
- What makes a good neuropsychological evaluation and how does it differ from a school evaluation?
- When should you get a neuropsychological evaluation for your child?
- How to find a good neuropsychologist: avoiding common pitfalls in the process.
- How to best use a neuropsychological evaluation to effectively support your child.
There will be some time for specific questions from the audience.
Nancy Roosa, PsyD has been providing neuropsychological evaluations for children since 1997. She is a senior clinician at NESCA and her thorough assessments are particularly appropriate for children with complex profiles and those whose presentations do not fit neatly into any one diagnostic box.
RSVP or Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook - "NRSD SEPAC" (on the events page)
The Sixth Annual Burr Family Conference, Making Things Possible: The Parenting Experience on Saturday, November 17 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Cotting School, Lexington, MA
For the sixth year, Cotting School in Lexington will offer a free, day-long Conference open to parents, professionals and caregivers of students with disabilities! This year’s Conference theme is Making Things Possible: The Parenting Experience, and the Conference will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
We’ll be joined by Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. With support from the generous Burr Family, attendees can participate in sessions, visit with vendors and network over a light lunch free of charge. We hope you will plan to join us! Register today!
Our Conference is a great way to showcase an organization or service to parents, professionals, and other participants who are interested in special education and supports for students with disabilities.
All events are FREE and are held at the Stony Brook Middle School, 9 Farmer Way, Westford at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.