Student crosses finish line during Special Olympics

Welcome Families!

Next Events

Marzo 3, 2021
6:30-8:00 pm. Taller sin costo para padres: Derechos de educación especial durante COVID-19. Proyecto de abogacía en educación especial de Somerville
March 9, 2021
6:00pm. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, will be hosting a parent orientation to learn about the upcoming Special Education and Civil Rights review in our district. You may contact Christine Trevisone at 617-625-6600 at ext. 6810 with questions about the parent orientation or the review. 

Watch a Special Education Town Hall, held last August, 2020. 

Girl running on track during Somerville Special Olympics

"Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times."

Somerville SSEPAC Officers

Michele Lippens Co-Director
Luciane DeToledo Co-Director
Lianor Hillerstrom - Secretary 
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Brochures and Documents

2016 - 2017 SSEPAC Brochure in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.

SSEPAC By-Laws [last updated 10/2019]

2019 Notice of SSEPAC Special Election

Students celebrate with hands in the air during Somerville Special Olympics

Information for Families

Disability Definitions

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Disability Definitions

Useful Websites for Families

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Mass Advocates for Children

Massachusetts Special Education Law

Federal Law

Wright's Law