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General Meetings 2019-2020

SpedPac is aware that BPS families come from various areas throughout Boston.  We have heard your concerns about making it to our monthly meetings due to the location and are looking into live streaming our meetings to another area in our community, if there is enough interest.  The Murphy School will remain as our core location.


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Meetings are generally held the 4th Thursday of the month during the school year from 7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
(Unless Otherwise Noted)  2019-20 General Meeting Dates Flyer


The Richard J. Murphy School 2nd floor in the school library
1 Worrell St.  Dorchester, MA  02122

The Richard Murphy School is accessible by public transportation:
Fields Corner Station – Red Line and the 210 Bus
MBTA Trip Planner

Meeting Topics:

September 26 –  Specific Learning Disabilities & Specialized Programs
(Dyslexia, ADHD & Executive Function)

Presentations and Related Links:
September 2019 SLD & ADHD Meeting Flyer

How Parents/Guardians Can Gain Understanding & Build Their Child’s Executive Functioning Skills – Debra Gately & Christine Panarese, BPS Assistant Director(s) for Special Education K-8
Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children From Infancy to Adolescence _Center for Developing Child_Harvard University
Executive Function 101 Prepared by the National Center for Learning Disabilities
Resource List for Executive Functioning _ SSD Family & Community Resource Center
Strengthening Executive Function in Children _ Tips for Parents and Practitioners _ Parent Further

Relevant Laws in Education for Reading and Dyslexia
Decoding Dyslexia Book List_ Nancy Duggan
Perkins Library Application for Free Library Service_Individual
Free BookShare Account
Learning Ally

*Nancy Duggan’s, Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia MA, presentation can be seen on our YouTube Channel. Slides are not authorized for posting.


October 24 – Basic Rights and Developing an IEP & 504 Plan
Presentations and Related Links:
Oct 2019 Basic Rights Meeting Flyer
Meeting Agenda


November 21 – Resource Fair 
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December (To Be Determined) Parent Social Event 
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January 23 – Assistive Technology Workshop (AAC, Ipads etc…)
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February 27 – Advocacy, Bully Prevention & Open Discussion 
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March 26 – ABA Services, Strategies & Techniques for dealing with Behavioral Challenges  
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April 30 – Transition Services  & Special Needs Trusts
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May 28 – Extended School Year (ESY) & Board Elections 
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Childcare is available upon request.  Please reserve at least 3 days prior to each meeting by contacting BPS Outreach at (617) 635-1384

A Spanish Interpreter will be available for translation at each meeting.
Translation into other languages is available upon request, please reserve at least 3 days prior to each meeting by contacting BPS Outreach at (617) 635-1384

Light refreshments will be served.