Stoneham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSPED-PAC) Mission Statement
The Stoneham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SSPED-PAC) provides education to parents and the broader community on Special Education issues and services.
It works towards the understanding of respect, support and appropriate education for all children with special needs in our community and to insure those students’ needs under Chapter 766 and other applicable laws are being met.
In addition, the PAC provides informational forums to parents, educators, students and professionals on issues related to education. The PAC also advises and confers with the Director of Student Services.
Membership is open to parents/guardians of children who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 or any learning differences. We are a resource for support, networking and information organization. Becoming a member can help you and others become an effective advocate for children in our community.
Tina Conti, PAC Chair, 791-279-1954, email@example.com
Elizabeth Orphanos, PAC Co-Chair, 781-435-0550, Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Office of Special Education: www.doe.mass.edu/sped
The Federation of Children with Special Needs: www.FCSN.org
Autism Support Network www.autismsupportnetwork.com
Early Childhood Information: www.nectac.org
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) www.2.ed.gove/nclb/landing.html
Federal IDEA 204 Information: http://idea.ed.gov
North Shore Autism Support Center: www.nsarc.org
The International Dyslexia Association, MA www.dyslexia-ma.org/about.html
Parents Place: www.pplace.org
Massachusetts Family Ties: www.massfamilyties.org
Arc Mass: www.massarc.org
Massachusetts Advocates for Children:http://www.massadvocates.org
The Arc of East Middlesexhttp://www.theemarc.org/home1.html
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB):http://www.nationaldb.org
National Center on Secondary Education & Transition:www.ncset.org
Asperger’s Association of New England http://www.aane.org/