Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BR-SEPAC Meeting


The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a meeting for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm. Following the meeting, at 7 pm there will be a lecture titled, How to Ensure you are Prepared for a Potential Crisis or Emergency Involving your Exceptional Child . This lecture will be given by Jay O'Brien. Exceptional Lives project summary: Exceptional Lives has developed a new online navigation tool for parents & caregivers of children with a disability. 


The free software tool is designed to walk parents step by step through the complex or overwhelming processes they face in caring for their child. The first process they are helping parents navigate: ensuring their families are prepared for a potential crisis or emergency involving their exceptional family member. Families will create individualized emergency preparedness plans using the software. With the assistance of Exceptional Lives and trained college volunteers, parents will walk away with an emergency preparedness plan by the end of the 45-to-60-minute session. They can then use and share their plan with other members of their child’s caregiving team, to make sure everyone is on the same page if/when a personal or public emergency occurs. The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center, 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. 

The BR-SEPAC is made up of parents that represent about 850 children with special needs within the Bridgewater-Raynham School district. The BR-SEPAC works collaboratively with the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools and Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee to provide support and information for parents, school personnel, and the community about disabilities and the special education process. The Bridgewater-Raynham SEPAC accomplishes this through regular meetings, workshops, presentations, and special events. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit our website: brsepac.org or email kwaskiel@hotmail.com.

CHILDCARE: *Provided

ADMISSION: Free! All are welcome to attend.

This event is co-sponsored by the BRSEPAC and The Bridge Center.

*To assure adequate staffing, please RSVP 5 days in advance if you plan to access the childcare service. To do so, please create an account at www.thebridgectr.org.

For registration help, please call The Bridge Center at 508-697-7557 ext. 17 


Questions about the presentation or BRSEPAC? Contact Kate Dyer at kwaskiel@Hotmail.com

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