Welcome to Reading SEPAC

Welcome to the Reading Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). We are a group of parents who foster a community in Reading for children with an array of special needs and their caregivers, and who help advise the Reading Massachusetts School district on children with disabilities.

Here you will find many resources to help you as a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, along with details on upcoming social gatherings, informational meetings and more. 

Please contact us at SEPACReading@gmail.com if you are interested in joining Reading SEPAC's e-mail list, would like to learn more, or have a question or concern.  You can also follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SEPAC.Reading/ and instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/ReadingSEPAC

Communication Form: 

We are always here to hear your thoughts, concerns, accolades, and more. Use this form to let us know what's going on. All comments are confidential and will not be shared.

What's New?

SEPAC Year End Adult Social:

Come celebrate the end of the school year with us. Everyone is welcome!

Bunratty Tavern

Friday, June 14, 7PM

Please Click Here to Register for the End of Year SEPAC Adult Social. 

SEPAC Family Lunch Meetup: 

Tuesday, June 11, 11-1PM (In-person at Northern Bank’s Community room or join virtually)

Come have lunch with other SEPAC families and some members of the Reading SEPAC Board.  For this month’s gathering, SEPAC will organize a special afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, hot tea, and ice tea to celebrate the end of year.  If you have a favorite cup & saucer you have been dying to use, this is a great opportunity to take it out of the cupboard.  But even if you don’t, we will have plenty.

Feel free to bring a festive pastry of your choice or your own brown bag lunch, especially if you or your loved one has a special diet.  Please bring your own non-alcoholic beverages if you will be joining us.   

A picnic blanket will be set up with toys for any kids who want to join and don’t need a chair. Feel free to bring other toys your child wouldn’t mind sharing with others.

This will be an informal monthly gathering on the 2nd Tue of the month just to hang out with other SEPAC families.

Space is limited to 8 adult seats in person and unlimited virtually.

Please Click Here to Register for the June SEPAC Lunch Meetup.

Summer with SEPAC:

Join the SEPAC email list by sending an email to SEPACReading@gmail.com and come hang out with us this summer. 

Everyone is welcome!

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Learn More About SEPAC

2023-2024 Calendar

Dates/times/locations subject to change. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow social media for updates. 

Thursday, Sept 7th, 5-7PM

Sarah Ward - Internationally recognized expert on executive function

The 360 Thinking Model: Breakthrough Strategies

Tuesday, Sept 19th, 5-7PM

Lynn Lyons - Internationally recognized expert on anxiety

Helping Your Family’s Emotional Health: Practical Skills and Solutions for Managing Anxiety, Enhancing Flexibility, and Creating Wellbeing 

Thursday, Oct 5th, 9AM

Team Chair Meet and Greet at Central Office 

Tuesday, Oct 17th, 6PM

SEPAC Fall Business Meeting and Elections

November 13th-20th


Tuesday, Dec 19th, 6PM

Tiered Support for Students Presentation and SEPAC Winter Business Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 16th, 6-8PM

Basic Rights Workshop: Evaluation and Eligibility

February, Feb 27th, 7PM

MCAS & Students with Disabilities Presentation 

Tuesday, March 19th, 6PM

SEPAC General Meeting: Student Services Presentation–Extended School Year

School Transition Workshops:

For parents and caregivers whose child has an IEP and will be transitioning to a different school in Reading or who is new to Reading.

Thursday, April 11th, 12-1pm (Virtual)

Wednesday, April 24th, 6pm (In Person - location TBD)

Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:45AM

Daytime SEPAC Business Meeting

Thursday, April 11th, 12-1pm (Virtual)

Wednesday, April 24th, 6pm (In Person - location TBD)

School Transition Workshops

Wednesday, May 8th, 6PM  (In Person - location TBD)

Thursday, May 9th, 12PM (Virtual)

The New IEP Presentations

Tuesday, May 21, 6PM

End of Year Business Meeting

Thursday, June 6th

Reading SEPAC's presentation to the School Committee 

Friday, June 14th, 7PM

SEPAC Year End Adult Social

Bunratty Tavern

Come celebrate the end of the school year with us. Everyone is welcome!

Throughout the year