New Board for Somerset PACE 2015

A group of parents met at the library on October 28 for the first official Somerset PACE K-8 Committee meeting in a very long time! We had enough parents present to have an election, so I am happy to introduce to you your new Somerset PACE K-8 Board for 2015.

Co Chairs – Marion DeSa & Lisa Bancroft
Treasurer – Tracy Frisone
Secretary – Mandy Silva

Please congratulate them on their new positions. I am also attaching the meeting minutes for this meeting. Parents who are interested in attending future meetings should watch for announcements in your email, on Facebook and on our website.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/somerset.pace/
Website: https://somersetpace.wordpress.com/
Email: Somersetpace@gmail.com

Please be advised that there will be an annual Parents Rights Workshop in November:

Somerset and Somerset Berkley Regional School District
Parent Rights Seminar
Sponsored by Somerset K-8
Parent Advisory Councils
Presenter: Craig Haller, Special Education Advocate
Haller Advocacy
Somerset Berkley Regional High School
Distance Learning Center
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
6:00 PM

Hope to see you there!

Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Just a reminder that this workshop with the Federation for Children with Special Needs is tomorrow night! We have over 80 registrants, so plan to get there early and carpool if possible for ease of parking. Please enter the building at the 2nd entrance nearest to the administrative offices. Registration tables will be at this entrance. Sign in, and then proceed to the mini auditorium is through the first hallway on the right hand side.

Workshop: Basic Rights in Special Education

Description: This workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Date/Time: 1/28/2014, from 7pm-9pm

Location: North Elementary School mini auditorium, 580 Whetstone Hill Rd. Somerset

Presenter: Miriam Scrivener, Federation for Children with Special Needs

RSVP: Krysten Callina, somersetpace or by using this form http://tinyurl.com/pydoxrq

**CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE MEETING**

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Somerset PACE PO Box 133
Somerset, MA 02726
(508) 812-0736

Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Mark your calendars!

Workshop: Basic Rights in Special Education

Description: This workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Date/Time: 1/28/2014, from 7pm-9pm

Location: North Elementary School mini auditorium, 580 Whetstone Hill Rd. Somerset

Presenter: Miriam Scrivener, Federation for Children with Special Needs

RSVP: Krysten Callina, somersetpace or by using this form http://tinyurl.com/pydoxrq

AANE Workshop: Is It Asperger’s or Is It Adolescence?

Welcome to the Teen Years:
Is It Asperger’s or Is It Adolescence?
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 noon

AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA

Parents often ask two big questions about their teens: “Who is this person living in my house?” and “Is this behavior because of Asperger’s, or is this what all teens are like?” This workshop addresses both those questions. We cover adolescence and puberty and the special challenges it presents for teens with AS, as well as what you can-and cannot-do to help your teen meet those challenges. We also address parent/teen relationships and offer strategies to strengthen communication. Lastly, we focus on the information you need in these years to aid in your teen’s transition to adult life, and how AANE can help.

Presented by Erika Drezner, MSW, Coordinator of Child and Teen Services, AANE

Fee: $40 AANE member; $55 Non-member

Click here to register

No walk-ins. Advance registration with payment is required one week before the scheduled date. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. For registration after the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the workshop is still being held and if space is available.