SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
What is SEPTA?
SEPTA is a PTA within a school district. SEPTA brings together people who are interested in special education and children with special needs.
SEPTA supports, strengthens and promotes the welfare of children with special needs.
SEPTA promotes an understanding of special education and strives to enrich the lives of children with special needs.
ARE THE GOALS OF SEPTA?
-To ensure that all children receive an education that allows them to reach their full potential.
-To bring together parents, families and teachers of children with special needs in order to share their experiences.
-To educate parents about special education, including the identification and placement procedures for children with special needs.
-To inform legislators, school boards, and the community about the importance of special education programs.
-To improve the lives of children by providing cultural, social and physical enrichment.
-To advocate for children with special needs and their right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
WHO ARE SEPTA MEMBERS?
-Anyone that has an interest in the welfare of children with special needs.
-Parents, families, teachers, school administrators, students, friends.
-Membership is open to all.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT SEPTA?
Join a SEPTA
Participate in programs
Volunteer your time
SEPTA Locations in Connecticut
with Unit Presidents
Avon SEPTA - Jennifer Knox
Fairfield SEPTA - Christy Vitale
Hamden SEPTA - Megan Goslin
Monroe SEPTA- Jennie Kerrigan
Newtown SPED - Mary Murpy
Stratford SEPTA - Lisa Thygerson
Wilton SEPTA- Kara Berghaus
MINDS IN MOTION
Minds in Motion™ offers exciting, fast-paced, interactive workshops for every child with every interest, Kindergarten – 8th grade. Adults can attend a keynote and thought-provoking, special-interest workshops, free of charge at every MIM™ event.
At Minds in Motion™ you'll also receive free literature, network with fellow parents, and learn about resources, after-school programs, camps, books, and other educational tools beneficial to your child.
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