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Welcome to The Eastchester SEPTA Website!
 

SEPTA is a Parent Teacher Association within a school district that brings together people who are interested in special education and children with special needs. SEPTA supports, strengthens and promotes the welfare of children with special needs. SEPTA promotes an understanding of special education and strives to enrich the lives of children with special needs. 

Contact us at:  info@eastchestersepta.org

Eastchester ~SEPTA Calendar ~

 

2016-17

SEPTA Meeting & Event Dates

 

  November 30, 2016  EHS/SEPTA/EMS

Joint Meeting, EHS Library

 7:45 PM 

Guest Speaker: Student Study Skills Expert Michelle Sagalyn presents:

 "Seven Ways to Support your Students' Study Habits"
 

 

March 8 – SEPTA Meeting, 7 PM, EHS Library

 

April 4,  Autism Awareness,

"Light it Up Blue" Day!

 

April 29, SEPTA's Bingo and Brownies! 7:00 PM

 

June 1, SEPTA Executive Board Meeting, (closed meeting), 7 PM

 

 

What is SEPTA?

SEPTA is an organization of interested parents, most with children receiving special services through the district, as well as special education faculty/administration who join together to help all our children reach their fullest potential. Special services range from resource room, classroom aides, occupational/speech therapy, special education classes in district and outside the district.  Any parent of a child who receives special services should join SEPTA! 

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION:

 

The New York State Education Department has released two brochures that are being used to disseminate key information to parents and community businesses on the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Learn more

In addition, regarding the Questions and Answers CDOS Commencement Credential were also updated.

 

 

Informational Site for parents and teachers of children with special needs: http://www.specialeducationguide.com

For special education teachers: www.specialeducationguide.com/teacher-certification

 iPad applications organized by useful categories: 50 BEST iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center: http://www.hvsepc.org/

Wrights Law: http://www.wrightslaw.com                

 

Special Education Advisor: http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com

Other Useful Links:

NYSED Special Education Office 

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education - Parts 200 and 201

Special Education Publications 
 

Westchester Institute for Human Development Publishes New Housing Resource Guide

Created with the support of "Autism Speaks" this new expanded edition of the Guide will help people with I/DD and their families to understand their housing options.  

 

 

~Eastchester SEPTA NEWS, Membership and more~

 

 

Save the Date:

Eastchester SEPTA's BINGO & BROWNIES 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:00 p.m.  

 

 

Interested in joining Eastchester SEPTA?  

 

Who are Eastchester SEPTA Members?
Any individual that has an interest in the welfare of children with special needs. Parents, teachers, families, neighbors, school administrators, students & friends are members of SEPTA. Membership is open to everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastchester Students Take a Magical Journey at Lincoln Center!

 

 

 

SEPTA Sponsors Eastchester Students to Take Trip To the Clouds With 'Up and Away' 

 

(click link above to see NBC News Story and below to see the making of 'Up and Away')

 

See Creating "Up and Away" at Lincoln Center 

 

 

 

Eastchester School District's Music Therapy Program ...

 

 

ASCAP Recognizes the Importance of Music Therapy!  

Lisa Sandagata, MA, MT-BC of the Music Conservatory of Westchester's Music Therapy Institute engages students with autism and developmental delays in the Eastchester School District in Westchester, NY. The music therapy program provides opportunities for students to explore songwriting and improvisation, addressing cognitive, social and emotional goal areas through this motivating, creative experience. Video by Andrew Dapolite. watch the video!