Williamsville School district is one of only 5 districts in Western NY that has a Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association (SEPTSA). One of 14 units in the Williamsville Council of PTSAs, we look to address the needs of parents with students with disabilities who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or Section 504 plans. SEPTSA provides training sessions on topics most pertinent to the needs of parents and students. These sessions are open to all in the district and we encourage others to learn about disabilities, programs, approaches, and services that address matters in a progressive, collaborative manner. In this sense, SEPTSA is for everyone. All individuals interact with individuals who have disabilities. A proactive approach would be to learn about disabilities and the programs that address their needs so as to better understand and ensure all children, regardless of their disposition, are included in all settings.

SEPTSA meets with administrators from the office of Exceptional Education and Student services on a frequent basis to discuss programs, initiatives, new applications, and other topic areas that may call for attention so as to best serve all students with disabilities.

SEPTSA assists in the development of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) parent representative training day. This important function trains parents of students with disabilities to sit on the CSE meetings as a parent rep (a NYS law).

SEPTSA meeting dates for 2017-18 are held on Thursdays @ 7:00 pm as follows:

  • September 28th, 
  • October 26th
  • December 7th
  • January 25th, 
  • February 15th, 
  • March 22nd
  • April 26th, and 
  • May 24th. 

Our 2017-2018 trifold is available here

For more information visit our website or call Dave at (716) 565-9338.