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NSPAC is a volunteer organization serving as a resource to parents and guardians of children in the Northborough/Southborough district with special needs and learning differences. 
 
Our membership is open to parents and guardians of children who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or anyone interested in special education within the Northborough/ Southborough School District.  
 
We work closely with the district administration and educators to identify areas of need and act in an advisory role to the school committee and the administration.
 
Why We Have a PAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Councils are state mandated advisory groups. Read the state regulations here.
 
 
What We Do
 
We are a positive and solution oriented group who play an integral role in the programs, research, and solutions that are provided to the children and families who benefit from differentiated learning.
  • Present monthly educational programs on a variety of topics.
  • Provide a broad range of information, contacts, and networking opportunities.
  • Share resource information (books, programs, evaluators, etc).
  • Facilitate connections with other parents dealing with similar issues and professionals who can help.
 
Join our Email List

Send a blank email message to nspac-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Please respond to the invitation you will then receive. 

Volunteer Opportunities
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Upcoming Events:

Please join Friends of NSPAC for our monthly
"Coffee and Connect" meetings

These monthly sessions are an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the special education community. A specific topic of discussion is chosen by the participants of that session and time is allocated for sharing and brainstorming on challenges and unmet needs. 

Southborough Library - 25 Main St., Southborough
10 am - 12 pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Northborough Library - 34 Main St., Northborough  (parking on Patty Lane)
10 am - 12 pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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"Organizing for Advocacy"
Presented by Jennifer Bolduc of the Special Organizer

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10 am - 12 pm
Northborough Library - 34 Main St., Northborough (parking on Patty Lane) 

Jennifer, an advocate herself, will teach you how to organize, analyze, and utilize the treasure trove of information contained within your child’s records. Her tips, techniques, and processes save parents time, lowers stress, and increases effectiveness at team meetings and/or medical appointments. The charts, grids, graphs, and data presentation tools she brings forth help to stimulate meaningful collaboration and fact based decision making. Come learn how to take your mess to success!



Quick References

 



Here's a handy chart to print and keep that explains how the 45 school day timeline for evaluations and production of IEPs/504s works.                 45 Day Timeline Chart