Presentation on the “transition process” for older Special Education students

by beth on February 6, 2019

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If you have a Special Education student who is approaching the age of 14, or older, you may want to take note of a special NSPAC meeting next week.

Representatives from Algonquin Regional High School will be talking about what is involved in helping students make the Secondary Transition. The February 13th talk is hosted by the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

In previous posts, I listed this as one of their open meetings. But a promotion for this event clarifies that it has limited space. Pre-registration is required.

NSPAC shared:

For Massachusetts students receiving special education services, Secondary Transition is a time that begins when they turn 14 (or earlier, if the IEP team agrees). From age 14 until they graduate or turn 22, students on IEPs receive transition services from their public school districts. Algonquin Regional High School’s Transition Coordinator Monique Cloutier and the District’s Student Support Services Director Marie Alan will be presenting an overview of the transition process to include what to expect, school contacts, partnerships, and local and state resources. There will be a time for Q&A. Space is limited so please RSVP to to ensure a spot.

The presentation is Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 am at Northborough Library, 34 Main Street. For more information on NSPAC, click here.

Other meetings and presentations still to come this spring include:
Saturday, March 2:

Decoding Dyslexia – MA Executive Director and Co-founder, Nancy Duggan, will present on Reading Goals. Northborough Library, 34 Main St., 10 am – 12 pm. Decoding Dyslexia-Massachusetts is part of a nationwide network that works to inform families accurately regarding evidence based interventions proven to help dyslexic students learn to read, raise awareness of policies and legislation that effect dyslexic students, create an informed network of families working to improve literacy and education for students with dyslexia. Most recently, Nancy’s dedication, drive and knowledge helped to pass the first legislature in Massachusetts for early screening for dyslexia.

Wednesday, March 13:

Basic Rights Presentation by Jessica Sales Cohen from the Federation for Children with Special Needs. (Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St., Northborough), 6-8 pm.

Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 am, Southborough Library:

NSPAC Meeting* (An informal social/support group will meet after the meeting as time allows.)

Thursday, May 16:

Go the Distance Recognition Night. Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria. 6 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 am, Southborough Library:

Board Officers Election* (An informal social/support group will meet after the meeting as time allows.)

*These morning sessions are open meetings and all are welcome to attend. However, you are asked to please use the proper channels to discuss any individual IEP or 504 concerns.

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