Basic Rights in Special Education presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Basic Rights in Special Education presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs

  • Westwood High School (Professional Development Room, District Administration) (map)
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Basic Rights in Special Education presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

Location: Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan Street
Park in the front horseshoe parking lot off Nahatan Street. Go through the doors marked “District Administration”. Once inside follow signage to Professional Development Room.

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Understanding accommodations, modifications and my role on the IEP Team presented by Tracey Stoll, Learning Solutions.
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding accommodations, modifications and my role on the IEP Team presented by Tracey Stoll, Learning Solutions.

  • Westwood High School (Professional Development Room, District Administration) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Understanding accommodations, modifications and my role on the IEP Team presented by Tracey Stoll, Learning Solutions.

Location: Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan Street
Park in the front horseshoe parking lot off Nahatan Street. Go through the doors marked “District Administration”. Once inside follow signage to Professional Development Room.

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Institute for Learning and Development will be giving a presentation on Executive Functioning
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Institute for Learning and Development will be giving a presentation on Executive Functioning

  • Westwood High School (Professional Development Room, District Administration) (map)
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The Institute for Learning and Development will be giving a presentation on Executive Functioning and providing parents/educators with tools and strategies they can implement immediately.  More details coming soon.

Location: Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan Street
Park in the front horseshoe parking lot off Nahatan Street. Go through the doors marked “District Administration”. Once inside follow signage to Professional Development Room.

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Transition Planning
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Transition Planning

  • Westwood High School, Guidance Department (map)
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Go through the doors marked Westwood High School to the left of the District Administration entrance. The Guidance Department is just inside these doors. Westwood High School Guidance Department and Transition Program Home Base.

  • Lynne Medsker, WHS Guidance Department Head

  • Robin Fabiano, WHS Special Education Department Head

  • Jessica Pugliesi, WHS Special Education Teacher and Transition Specialist

  • Abby Hanscom, Director of Student Services

The presentation will start in the WHS Guidance Department lobby and include information from Guidance Department Head Lynne Medsker about the services and supports at WHS for all students in grades 9 - 12 in the college and career process along with specific information from Ms. Fabiano and Pugliesi about how students with IEP’s are supported in the process of planning for after high school. The Transition Planning Form (TPF) and other Student Services supports will be shared with parents and an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about next steps will be available. The meeting will also include a tour of the home base for the Transition Program which serves students ages 18 - 22 who continue to receive special education services after their traditional senior year. Examples of services and programming for students in this age category will be shared and an opportunity for dialogue and next steps for follow up for more individualized questions will be provided.

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Massachusetts Anti Bullying Law: IEP and Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students With Disabilities.
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Massachusetts Anti Bullying Law: IEP and Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students With Disabilities.

  • Westwood High School (Professional Development Room, District Administration) (map)
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The Westwood SEPAC invites all families and interested professionals to a workshop on:
Massachusetts Anti Bullying Law: IEP and Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students With Disabilities.

With Johanne Pino, Massachusetts Advocates for Children.

Location: Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan Street
Park in the front horseshoe parking lot off Nahatan Street. Go through the doors marked “District Administration”. Once inside follow signage to Professional Development Room.

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Meet your special education administrators!
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Meet your special education administrators!

Meet your special education administrators! Enjoy an overview of special education programming and services in the district and a chance to hear directly from the people that work at each school/level.

Location: Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan Street Park in the front horseshoe parking lot off Nahatan Street. Go through the doors marked “District Administration”. Once inside follow signage to Professional Development Room.

Presenters:

  • Aprile Albertelli, Preschool Director

  • Glen Atkinson, Hanlon, MJ and Deerfield Special Ed administrator

  • Lisa Freedman, Sheehan and Downey Special Ed administrator

  • Edith “Dee” Graichen - TMS Dept. Head for Student Services

  • Robin Fabiano - WHS Dept. Head of Special Education

  • Abigail Hanscom - District Director of Student Services

Hear about programs across the district and have an opportunity to ask questions about services available to your children This meeting is also an opportunity to meet/network with other parents and help plan SEPAC programming for the year.

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Charlie Appelstein Parent Workshop
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Charlie Appelstein Parent Workshop

The Westwood Public Schools and Westwood Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) are pleased to welcome For a Town-Wide Parent Workshop Charlie Appelstein

Starting the year out right with homework and other routines and expectations. Written primarily for professionals, volunteers and parents who guide kids with emotional and behavioral challenges, the revised edition of No Such Thing As a Bad Kid is packed with positive, trauma-informed, strength-based principles and techniques that help child-guiders to develop powerful and transforming relationships with the kids they guide. This empowering handbook opens by portraying misbehavior as a call for help. It then guides the reader through “decoding” the message and, via hundreds of hands-on tips, sample dialogues, and inspiring anecdotes into research-backed approaches for revolutionizing interactions with kids at risk. The book is all about changing the negative mindsets many kids harbor and giving them hope for better days. Even parents of children not at risk will benefit from this book. For more information about Charlie Appelstein visit www.charliea.com

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