SEPAC News and Events

The Triton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a group of community members whose mission is to work for understanding of, respect for, and support of all children with special needs in the community. Contact us at


Monday, March 30, 7 pm
Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St., Rowley

Attorney Michelle Moor will present an IEP Workshop designed to help parents and guardians understand the “basics” of an IEP (i.e., what goes where and why), advocate effectively within the school team process to develop a meaningful IEP for a child, and avoid some common mistakes.

Michelle Moor is a graduate of Vassar College and Northeastern University School of Law. Attorney Moor’s practice is devoted entirely to working with families to ensure that students in Massachusetts receive the educational services to which they are entitled. She routinely consults with families about educational and civil rights matters, represents families during negotiations with school districts, as well as at disciplinary and manifestation hearings, hearings before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and in state and federal court. Attorney Moor has been named as a Rising Star among attorneys in New England by Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.  She is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN), and the Massachusetts Bar Association.



Monday, April 13, 6 pm Location TBA

Join in the discussion about events and activities for the remainder of the school year, the summer and the new school year.


Learning Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Massachusetts Public Colleges and Universities 

Monday, April 13, 6:30pm

Location TBA


Glenn Gabbard, PhD, is the coordinator of Inclusive Concurrent Education Enrollment for the state Executive Office of Education. He will present information on state funded program opportunities available to public high school students with severe disabilities, ages 18-22, who have not passed MCAS. This presentation will be helpful for any parent with a child of transition age.



Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection.

Thursday, May 7, 7 pm

Triton High School Auditorium

Designed for caregivers of special children, this humorous, heartwarming 90-minute workshop is based on the best-selling book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children. Using hilarious anecdotes and fun exercises (no Spandex required), Gina and Patty Gallagher will show attendees how to let go of the expectations they have for their children and embrace the reality. Join their 800,000 followers on Facebook or read about their movement of imperfection at