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Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Worcester Public Schools Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SPED-PAC) offers informational forums for parents to meet and share ideas, and resources. The variety of parents trainings are designed to provide support to all parents and families navigating the special education eligibility and IEP process within each school. The SPED-PAC also works towards increasing disability awareness within the community and strives to be a resource to schools and families. The Advisory Council collaborates closely with the District Administration in planning and developing targeted workshops to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This council is here as a support to parents as well as the voice for our children. We hope that you would consider becoming an officer is SPED-PAC as we welcome the opportunity to partner with schools to improve opportunities for access and inclusion through a continuum of services within each school in the district.

Please contact SPED-PAC Officer, Rupa Chatterjee (ruparanjan@yahoo.com) or the Special Education Department if you are interested in joining the Special Education Advisory Council, and/or if you should have any questions regarding the SPEDPAC Advisory Council at 508-799-3055.

Meetings

SPED-PAC WELCOME PARENTS AND FAMILIES TO JOIN OUR MEETINGS
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If you have any questions and/or need an Interpreter please contact the Special Education Department to also register for any of the workshops by calling (508)799-3055


Caring for Child / Adolescent Exposed to Trauma

Special Education Advisory Council Event

Caring for a child or adolescent exposed to trauma can be an extremely rewarding experience, but the significant distress and needs of children with trauma histories are often challenging. Oftentimes, caregivers feel overwhelmed when confronted with challenging behaviors and symptoms demonstrated by trauma-exposed children. The purpose of this workshop is to increase caregivers’ understanding of underlying factors that lead to challenges in caring for a trauma-impacted child. Specific strategies focused on addressing the needs and social-emotional learning competencies of trauma-impacted children/adolescents will be provided.

TWO Sessions available through ZOOM

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
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MEETING ID: 838 9571 4933 | PASSWORD: 569215

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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MEETING ID: 862 3076 3083 | PASSWORD: 115748

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Community Resources

  • Worcester Connections Family Resource Center (508-796-1411)
  • Ecotarium (508-929-2700)
  • Girls and Boys Club (508-754-2686)
  • Head Start (508-799-3259)
  • Mass Rehab (617-204-3600)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (508-853-2300)
  • Worcester Art Museum (508-799-4406)
  • Worcester Library Main Branch (508-799-1655)
  • Worcester State University (508-929-8000)
  • Worcester Family Partnership (508-799-3136)
  • YWCA of Central Mass (508-767-2505)
  • You Inc. (508-849-5600)
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