montclair SEPACMontclair SEPAC is the Montclair Special Education Parent Advisory Council, which is a volunteer group of parents and guardians that provides support and information to parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Each district board of education is charged under the New Jersey Special Education Code to ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities.

Montclair SEPAC meets monthly to share information and ideas, raise and resolve concerns, and ensure that issues affecting children with special needs are given the attention they deserve.

The next SEPAC Meeting will be in the library of the Bullock Elementary School on Tuesday,  October 29. Myriam Alizo from SPAN Special Needs Advocacy Network,will be presenting.

Myriam has been working at SPAN since the year 2003 as a Parent Group Specialist under the START Project, helping to develop and support Parent Groups in the area of special education in the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union. Myriam is also part of the New Jersey Statewide Parent to Parent, covering the northeast of the state.

Myriam sits on the Special Education Parent Advisory Council in her local school district, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bergen Chapter of ASPEN (Aspergers Syndrome Education Network), and has made presentations in English and Spanish on IDEA, Basic Rights and Parent Professional Collaboration, Parent Involvement in the Special Education Process, Key Changes to the Special Education Law, Engaging Immigrant/LEP Families in School, Ensuring Effective Services to Immigrant &/or LEP/ELL Children & Families, etc.

Montclair SEPAC Monthly Meeting
Who: Parents and caregivers.
What: Myriam Alizo from SPAN will be presenting.
Where: Charles H. Bullock School, 55 Washington Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Tuesday, October 29 from 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free. Child care is graciously provided by Montclair State University graduate education students and Montclair High School Key Club students. Light refreshments will be served.