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High School Redesign for Students with Disabilities – Tuesday, 6/23/15 – 6:30-8:00pm – Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester

What do High Schools of the Future Look Like for Students with Disabilities?

High School Redesign: Boston

The Mayor’s Office of Education and BPS seek your input into what 21st Century high schools should look like to ensure that every student graduates prepared for college, career, and life.

Please join us and share your recommendations!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

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Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester &

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Transition Services – Gen. Meeting March-27-2014

Here is the video from our 3-27-14 Workshop on Transition Services

Transition Services Workshop for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Sponsored by Boston SpedPac in partnership with the Boston Public Schools
Guest Presenters – Pamela Coveney, Attorney – Disability Law Center
Erica Sandlin, Transition Specialist – BPS
Meg Stone, Director – IMPACT: Ability
Glenn Gabbard, ICE Coordinator – Executive Office of Education (MA)
Johanne Pino – MAC

Workshop Transition Services – for Education, Work and Independent Living
Pamela will provide an overview of  the law and the basics of Transition Services for special needs children ages 14-22.

Transition Presentations:
Erica Sandlin – BPS Transition Specialist – Transitions Services Within BPS
Meg Stone – IMPACT: Ability – Empowering people with disabilities through safety & self-advocacy trainings – Live Safety Demonstration
Glenn Gabbard – ICE Coordinator – Executive Office of Education (MA)
The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Program enables students with disabilities to participate in the college experience while still in high school.
Optional Program – Think College
Johanne Pino – Massachusetts Advocates for Children – MAC
Transition Workshops @ Dorchester Boys & Girls Club – Project B.I.N.D.

General Meeting – 3/27/14
Transition Services
Pamela Coveney, Attorney
Disability Law Center

Basic Rights Workshop 2-27-14 – Pamela Coveney

Here is the video from our 2-27-14 Workshop on  Basic Rights

Watch on our YouTube Channel

2-27-14 Basic Rights Flyer

Presentation – Basic Rights
This workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Massachusetts Special Education Law
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

General Meeting – 2/27/14
Basic Rights
Pamela Coveney, Attorney
Disability Law Center

Basic Rights Presentation-DLC
Basic Right Appendix – DLC
Disability Law Center Brochure


B-SET Transition Workshop – Dot. Boys & Girls Club – Monthly Nov/2013 – June/2014 6:30-8:30pm

Learn How to Prepare Youth with Disabilities to Succeed as Adults


The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester
& Boston Special Education Transition Project
B-SET for Career, College and Community Living
Monthly Workshop Series

Learn About:

  • What services youth with disabilities starting at age 14 need from school (BPS or charters) to transition to life after high school.
  • What you can do to help youth advocate for themselves.
  • Ways to help ensure youth are ready to work, go to college, or live independently!

Learn how youth can use special education to create success!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, April 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Food will be provided
If you need an interpreter please contact
Johanne 617-357-8431 X234


BSP September 26, 2013 General Meeting

Here is the video from our Sept. 2013 GM.

Starting your year off right  PDF in English and Spanish

“Start Your Year Off Right” Workshop for Parents of Students with Disabilities Sponsored by Boston SpedPac in partnership with the Boston Public Schools Guest Presenter – Eileen Nash, Deputy Superintendent of Individualized Learning – BPS

PresentationStart your year off right Carolyn will go over the basics of how to start your child’s year off pre-pared and ready.

New SpedPac Technology Update John will give a demonstration of the SpedPac website.

A Parent’s Story – SpedPac Board Members Each month, we will introduce members the SpedPac Board.  We will tell our stories and how we are helping to make BPS better for all children with Special Needs. Carolyn and John will Tell Their Stories

SpEd Update – Eileen Nash – BPS Eileen will provide an overview of Special Education issues within BPS.