SEPAC Presentations

Please click here to review some of our past SEPAC presentations.


Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards

A Parent’s guide to Special Education

Is Special Education The Right Service?

Parent Center Hub

The Center for Parent Information and Resources is made possible through funding from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. We’re funded as part of OSEP’s support of the Parent Center network and the role that Parent Centers play in educating parents and improving outcomes for children with disabilities.

10 Basic Steps in Special Education 

From Center for Parent Information and Resources

When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. By law, schools must provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called special education and related services.



The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Massachusetts Sibling Support Network

Books for Siblings of Children with Special Needs


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 

IEP Flow Chart 

IEP Timelines

Basic Special Education Process

IEP Process Guide

Forms & Notices 

Progress Monitoring 

How to Know If Your Child’s Making Progress Toward IEP Goals 

IEP FAQs Pop-Up: Resolving Parent-School Disputes 

Translated IEP FOrms and Notices 

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring 

Description: Office of Special Education Programs funded the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring. Center’s Mission: to provide technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas (Gr. K-5)

Research-Based Instruction


Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism (ARICA) 

The Autism Insurance Law: MA DESE Administrative Advisory 

ARICA: Frequently Asked Questions

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts

Autism Insurance Resource Center 

 Information and referral on issues related to Insurance Coverage for Autism-Related Treatments and Services; 


Telephone: 781-642-0248 or 800-642-0249

The Autism Insurance Resource Center is a division of New England INDEX/UMass Medical School Shriver Center. New England INDEX is a state -wide information and referral service for people with disabilities. 

Online access to comprehensive resources are available at


Cerebral Palsy Guide