Welcome!

We are the Special Education PTA for the communities of the Sewanhaka middle/high school district and the Elmont, Floral Park-Bellerose, Franklin Square, and New Hyde Park–Garden City Park elementary school districts.

What Is SEPTA? SEPTA is a PTA unit focusing on advocating for, and supporting, the needs of families of children who receive special education services with an IEP, a 504 Plan, or related supports. Membership in this SEPTA group is not restricted to those in special ed programs or receiving special services. It is open to any interested parent, student, teacher, or administrator. SEPTA has monthly meetings, with speakers that run lectures or workshops on pressing issues, such as ever-changing federal and state legislation.

Why Join? To have a powerful voice in your child’s education. To connect with, support, and share tips and ideas with others. To learn about topics of interest relevant to educating our children.


→ If you would like to become a member, sign up online here or send your request to sefsepta@gmail.com.

→ For news and other information, visit our Facebook page!


→ To access our Shared Google Drive of Special Education Information, click here.


→ A list of community resources (including recreational programs in our area), will be availble soon at this link here.


→ Add SEPTA meetings to your calendar! This year, some meetings will be in-person and others will be virtual. Check here or on Facebook for updates.

October 26th, 2022 at 7:30pm - Meet and Greet School Special Education Administration & SEPTA leadership - virtual on Zoom

December 4th or 5th, 2022 at 7:00pm - Transition from Elementary to Sewanhaka School District - IN PERSON
Note that this meeting is unique to each of the five High Schools in the Sewanhaka District. Contact Sewanhaka School District for information on your meeting if you need information.

January 25th, 2023 at 7:30pm - Executive Functioning with Dr. Caryl Oris - in person at Sewanhaka HS

March 29th, 2023 at 7:30pm - Transitioning from Elementary to Sewanhaka School District with Megan Stokes - tbd if in person or virtual

May 24th, 2023 at 7:30pm - Legal and Financial Planning for Your Child with Special Needs with Mitch Weisbrot & Andrew Cohen - virtual on Zoom

Zoom Link for any virtual meetings: Here

ID: 9174505831
PW: SEFSEPTA

Recordings and information from our virtual meetings are available to all members. See links below.

Meet & Greet (10/26/22 meeting) - Click here for link to video and enter Password: @O!p4S&A
    Sewanhaka Special Education staff were introduced at this meeting. Here is a link to the Directory of contact information.

Legal & Financial Planning for Your Child with Special Needs with Andrew Cohen and Mitch Weisbrot (5/24/23 meeting) - to be posted


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Elmont Union Free School District (K-6)
Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District (K-6)
Franklin Square Union Free School District (K-6)
New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District (K-6)
Sewanhaka Central High School District (Grades 7-12)

OTHER RESOURCES

NYS Office of Special Education
Parent to Parent of Long Island & New York State
Community Resource Database of Long Island

ADD
Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD Nassau Chapter
The NYC Hallowell Center

Advocacy
Wrightslaw

Autism
National Autism Center Resources for Families
Family Center for Autism
Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) and Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Assoc. (AHA)
Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of Autism Society of America
SIBS Club

Behavior Difficulties
Lives in the Balance/CPS

Gifted/Twice Exceptional
National Association for Gifted Children
Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy (TECA)
2E Center
Bright & Quirky

Parenting
Tilt Parenting

Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem Rising/Beautiful Me/Raising a Beautiful Child

Speech/Language/Communication/Social Skills
LI Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc
Communication Group Programs at Adelphi University
Social Thinking

General
Understood.org
NYU Child Study Center Webinars


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