APPLE Workshops

MassPAC APPLE Conference Information Workshops Apply Today Resources APPLE Project Brief Building Intercultural CommunitiesSupporting the development of the SEPAC involves helping members to develop skills which will allow them to leverage the beneficial aspects of conflict while still treating each other with mutual respect. At an individualRead more

APPLE Conference Information

  The APPLE Institute is a free, 2-day in-person training program to help parent leaders and special education administrative personnel build collaborative leadership skills and increase parent involvement in their districts. NOTE: This training program has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Space for the conference is

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MassPAC APPLE Conference Information Workshops Apply Today Resources APPLE Project Brief Leadership Training for SEPACs and Administrators of Special Education Want to build a more effective support organization for parents of children with special needs? Looking for ways to attract more families to your meetings? Ready to takeRead more


  In Massachusetts, school districts are required by law to have a special education parent advisory council (SEPAC). SEPACs, as advisers to the school committee, play a key role in the planning, development, and evaluation of a district’s special education programs. Families of students with disabilities have

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MassPAC Listserv and Facebook

GOOGLE GROUP: A popular MassPAC resource is our Google Group or the “MassPAC Listserv” with over 700 active members.  This forum provides SEPAC officers with access to the statewide conversation about how to effectively run a SEPAC.  Group members can share questions, resources and experiences. FACEBOOK GROUP:

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What is a SEPAC?

A SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Every public school district in Massachusetts is required to establish a SEPAC. Massachusetts state law assigns both an advisory and participatory function to SEPACs. Membership is open to all district parents of children with disabilities (IEPs and 504 plans) and other interested parties. Duties shall

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