About SEPAC

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What SEPAC is about?

SEPAC is about Parents helping Parents to help their special needs kids in school and maybe a little left over in life itself.

Who is SEPAC?

We are SEPAC; you, me,  us anyone with an interest in helping our kids,  all of us joining together to share ideas, experiences problems and solutions are members of SEPAC.

Is Bloomfield SEPAC an official part of The Bloomfield Schools District or the Board of Education?

No. SEPAC is a separate, independent volunteer organization.

How do we achieve our goals?

SEPAC will now have three components.

First, is parents helping parents by sharing your experiences about your child, your dealings with Bloomfield Schools and what does or doesn’t work for you and your child,  SEPAC will have some PARENTS ONLY meetings or forums, as needed. 

Secondly, SEPAC helps parents become better informed about Special Education issues through our website here at  www.bloomfieldsepac.com –  and  by conducting informational meetings at schools throughout the District, featuring guests and topics that deal with Special Education needs.

And thirdly, SEPAC works in a cooperative effort along with the Bloomfield Special Services Department and The Bloomfield Board of Education  to help inform parents of upcoming changes  and improvements for our students and work to iron out problems for our kids as a whole, or individually.  

Fecha: Miércoles 20 de Mayo de 2015
Lugar: Escuela Oak View
Hora: 7:00-9:00 pm

Este mes, por favor acompáñenos a un foro abierto. Nos encantaría oír sus ideas para futuras reuniones y también para algunas reuniones sociales para nosotros los padres. Nos encantaría oír lo que USTED necesita. Esperamos verlos!

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Fecha: Miércoles, 18 de Marzo de 2015

Lugar: Escuela Primaria Demarest

Hora: 7:00-9:00 pm

Acompáñenos para ver el documental de HBO “No puedo hacer esto, pero puedo hacer eso”. Este documental de 30 minutos mira a un grupo de jóvenes con una amplia variedad de dificultades de aprendizaje y ofrece un retrato de como ellos superan sus dificultades. Este documental reasegura a niños y a sus padres que son capaces de encontrar sus voces únicas y hacer grandes obras en sus vidas. Tendremos una conversación después del documental, refrigerios y tiempo para hacer preguntas y socializar.

Hay algo para todos; padres, estudiantes, educadores, administradores, equipos de estudio del niño, representantes de la junta de educación y miembros de la comunidad. Todos son bienvenidos! Traiga a un amigo!

Question: I have a very young child who I think may need Special Services when they are old enough for school. When should I contact the Bloomfield Schools System about an initial evaluation of my child?

Answer: Children who may have disabilities become eligible under law for special services within the District at age 3. If you feel your child needs an initial evaluation by the School District  please notify the Special Services Department at least 90 days (though preferably 100 days) before the child’s 3rd birthday. 

After the 3rd birthday the students become the responsibility of the district.  Bloomfield Schools coordinate with Early Intervention prior to 3.

 Parents with questions about Early Intervention Programs (Birth to 3 years) should contact:

Essex County Special Child Health Services

Linda Slaughter, Unit Coordinator

973-621-4816  

  email: lslaughter.schs@yahoo.com

For further information:

                                           http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/childfind/fact_sheet.pdf      

BLOOMFIELD SEPAC MEETING

Fecha: Miercoles, Enero 21, 2015

Lugar; Fairview Elementary School

Hora: 7-9-P.M.

Venga para una presentacion acerca de “Trabajando efectivamente con el equipo de estudio del nino.”

Nuestra presentadora sera  Mrs. Linda Colucci, Directora de Servicios Especiales. Tendremos refrigerio y tiempo para hacer preguntas y socializar.

Hay algo para todos – Padres, estudiantes, educadores, defensores, administradores, equipo de estudio del nino, miembros de la junta de educacion, y mienbros de la comunidad.

Todos son bienvenidos! Traiga a un amigo!

Bloomfield’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a parent support network for students, ages 3 to 21 and their families.

 We have devoted a webpage to IEP Information because your child’s IEP is one of the most important pieces in helping their education!  All of us, every parent of a Special Needs Child. need to deal with our child’s IEP. It is important to learn about, understand and be ready to update your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program) throughout their academic career!.  IEP Information, rules and regulations change and are updated frequently and sometimes interpreted differently in different states and even in different school districts within the state. So this page will be updated whenever new information reaches us.  You might find it helpful to check back here from time to time to see what is new regarding IEPs.

PLEASE PRESS HERE TO GO TO THE NEW IEP INFORMATION PAGE! 

If you come upon some helpful IEP information we would greatly appreciate you sharing that information with us here at Bloomfield SEPAC, so that we can share it with the rest of our Parent Community.

What SEPAC is about?

SEPAC is about Parents helping Parents to help their special needs kids in school and maybe a little left over in life itself.

Who is SEPAC?

We are SEPAC; you, me,  anyone with an interest in helping our kids,  all of us joining together to share ideas, experiences problems and solutions are members of SEPAC.

Is Bloomfield SEPAC an official part of The Bloomfield Schools District or the Board of Education?

No. SEPAC is a separate, independent volunteer organization.

How do we achieve our goals?

SEPAC will now have three components.

First, is parents helping parents by sharing your experiences about your child, your dealings with Bloomfield Schools and what does or doesn’t work for you and your child,  SEPAC will have some PARENTS ONLY meetings or forums, as needed. 

Secondly, SEPAC helps parents become better informed about Special Education issues through our website here at  www.bloomfieldsepac.com –  and  by conducting informational meetings at schools throughout the District, featuring guests and topics that deal with Special Education needs.

And thirdly, SEPAC works in a cooperative effort along with the Bloomfield Special Services Department and The Bloomfield Board of Education  to help inform parents of upcoming changes  and improvements for our students and work to iron out problems for our kids as a whole, or individually.  

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