Upcoming Events


Date: Tuesday, October 10
Location: Joyce Middle School, 55 Locust St.
Time: 6:30 Workshop, 8:30 Q&A Session

This is a FREE workshop aimed at helping families of Woburn students with disabilities become better advocates. In easy-to-understand language, we’ll walk through the Special Education process: from identification and evaluation of student needs to writing the IEP, implementing the IEP, and what to do when the process derails.

What are your rights?  What are your student’s rights?  Come find out.

Even if you’ve attended one of these presentations before, we encourage you to come again. There is always something new to learn.  Come learn the laws and all the fun acronyms! (IEP, 504, ADD, EFD, ASD, LD, etc.)

Our thanks to the Woburn Special Education Department for sponsoring this presentation through the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN). Our guest speaker will be Carol Silva.

More about our presenter:

Carol Silva is the mother of 2 children, 14 and 11. Her son was diagnosed with a severe learning disability, NVLD and ADHD at an early age.  Years of navigating the IEP process lead her to a career in the world of special education advocacy.

Carol is a graduate of 2015 PCTI training class at The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) in Boston, a recent graduate of ISEA at William and Mary Law School, and a current board member for SPaN (Special Needs Parent Advocacy Network).

Currently Carol is also a consultant for the FCSN call center, as well as a presenter for the FCSN workshops, such as this one. In 2016, Carol opened Guided IEP Solutions, a company assisting and supporting parents through advocacy.

The SEPAC is always looking for ideas for Programming, Events or Workshops. Please contact us if you have a suggestion or have a venue to offer.

SEPAC@Play For Kids
Open play and socializing events for preschool through elementary aged children and parents. (please note parents must accompany children, this is not a drop-off event.)

Upcoming Kids’ Meet Up Dates:
Check back for updates.

SEPAC@Play For Adults
A night out with great people and good conversation. Parents and caregivers welcome. When at public venue, space will be reserved for Woburn SEPAC. You may purchase beverages/food at your discretion.

Upcoming Parent’s Night Out Dates:
Check back for updates.


November 1, 2016 – Basic Rights Workshop Meeting – past
October 5, 2016 – Executive Functioning Presentation with Sarah Ward – past
September 20, 2016 – Overview of Special Education with Kim Lawrence, Meeting – past
May 19, 2016 – How to Understand Evaluations, Meeting – past
April 14, 2016 – Zones of Regulation Workshop, Meeting – past
February 11, 2016 – Basic Rights Workshop in Portuguese, Meeting – past
January 26, 2016 – Parent Q&A – past
October 22, 2015 – Basic Rights Workshop – past
September 22, 2015 – Special Presentation by Kim Lawrence, Meeting – past

Awards and Appreciation Night, 2016 – past
Tuesday, June 14, 6pm

Woburn Memorial High School

College Fair for Students with Learning Differences, 2016 – past
Wednesday, March 30, 6–8pm

Woburn Memorial High School

Awards and Appreciation Night, 2015 – past
Thursday, June 18, 6pm

Woburn Memorial High School