On Tuesday night, I attended the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) monthly meeting with parents, teachers, and BPS Administrators. There was a great deal of meaningful conversation on dyslexia, acceptance and understanding for students with disabilities, restrictive class scheduling, adequate staffing and programming to intervene with students who have reading disabilities, and restorative practices. I left there feeling very informed on concerns and needs of our students with disabilities. My ultimate takeaway- our students with disabilities are part of our school communities and we need to be sure they are understood and accepted in our schools. We need to find more ways and opportunities to include them and celebrate their achievements.
Thank you to Dr. Ann Rivera (Chair) and SEPAC for having me!