Special Education Parents Advisory Council of the Nashoba Regional School District 

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Upcoming Meeting:

Tuesday October 26th at Nashoba Regional High School (NRHS) - Bolton resident Leigh Shanny for a discussion about ways she and her therapy dogs might work with children.  Different possibilities, including having children read to dogs or children working in pairs to do activities with a dog, will be discussed along with the logistics for those interested.  Mr. and Mrs. Shanny and their dogs and have gone through extensive training and are certified by Therapy Dogs International.  Join us! 

Future Meetings:

SPED PAC dates for 2010-2011 school year. All meetings at 7:15 pm. Please mark your calendars! 

November: Tuesday November 30th NRHS 
December: No Meeting 
January: Wednesday January 19th 
February: Wednesday February 16th 
March: Wednesday, March 16th 
April: No Meeting 
May: Tuesday May 17th at NRHS 
June: No Meeting

Additional Events of Interest

SOCCER PROGRAM begins Sunday, 9/12/2010: 

Student Volunteers and Special Athletes Invited. Fall Soccer Program Pairing Special Athletes with Typical Age-Mates.

Nashoba Unified Sports begins this year's soccer program pairing special athletes with student volunteers on Sunday afternoon, September 12th at Stow Community Park,  50 Old Bolton Road in Stow.  Weekly sessions, from 2:30-4:00 pm through November 7th include practices and games. This is a great opportunity to help students from the Nashoba district and surrounding communities who otherwise wouldn't be able to participate in a sports program. Come to some, come to all.   If you/your child might be interested
as a player or volunteer,  please contact either Joan Finger,
Joan [at] ZooterGroupTutoring.com (978) 779-6046 or  (978)-337-5132 or Bob Moalli bmoalli [at] comcast.net

YOGA for ADD and ADHD adults and adolescents. Contact Barbara Rich: 978-448 3758 or barbara.rich [at] verizon [dot] net`

Other Events:

The IEP: Unearthing Its Mysteries.

Weds, Sept 29th   Have you ever looked at your child's IEP and wondered,  "What goes in PLEP A?" or "I want
to write a descriptor and I have no idea where it belongs."?  Liz Hopkinson, a special education advocate, will help you to understand the IEP as you go
through it section-by-section, familiarizing 
yourself with this crucial document in your child's education: Wednesday,
September 29, 2010,  6:45-8:45 P.M. Minuteman Arc for Human Services, 130C Baker Ave. Extension, Concord, MA 

Social Groups for shy and/or anxious children and SIB SHOPS. Through Peter
Pan Center and Social Smart Kids. Contact Nadine Briggs.
socialsmartkids.com 978-764 2758.  Weekly beginning September 23, 2010

Additional Resources:

SPED Child and Teen Newsletter: This newsletter lists disability services and events in Greater Massachusetts.

SPECIAL EDUCATION Surrogate Parent Program is looking for volunteers. 

Leominster Library: Developmental Disabilities Research Validated Library Collection. This collection of library materials, housed at the Leominster Public Library contains information about research-based approaches to assist children and adults with developmental disabilities. This collection is inteded to meet the diverse needs of families, educators and others in the community in a user-friendly way.

Access Pass The Access Pass, free to individuals with permanent disabilities, provides access to and use of any Federal recreation site that charges an entrance or standard amenity fee and also provides a discount on some expanded amenity fees.