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Special Education Parent Teacher Association 145 Merle Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572
2009 - 2010 Meeting Dates
A minimum of six meetings are held during the school year for members of SEPTA as well as other members of the community. We have guest speakers on pertinent topics that are important to our parents and teachers. SEPTA Co-Presidents meet regularly with district administrators, building principals, PTA Co- Presidents and teachers to ensure that the needs of our children are met. SEPTA encourages informal networking. Our executive board members are always available by telephone or e-mail for information, support or problem solving. Serving on the SEPTA board is a rewarding experience which enables us to make a difference in the lives of our very special children. We need your active involvement. Please contact one of our executive board members to discuss how you may become involved. Membership drives are held at the beginning of the school year. However, you may join SEPTA at anytime. Dues are used to fund speakers and programs. Strong membership fosters district wide support for our children, parents and teachers.
October 15th (Thursday)  What Is SEPTA? 07:00 pm School #7 Cafeteria
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Nassau County NF (Neurofibromatoses) Support Group Are you or is your child affected by neurofibromatosis? Do you feel the need to connect with others whose lives are affected by NF? This Support Group is a meeting for those living with or affected by NF. It provides an arena for open discussion, fellowship and education. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). Monthly Meetings - Hempstead, NY More info Victoria Ascher 516-833-6461 (H) www.ctf.org
Five Towns Jewish Community Special Education Initiative offers after school religious programs for children 6-12. Contact Andrea Bernstein, MS, PD at 516-319-9856
Creative Movement Classes for Children with Special Needs (ages 4-17) for kids who love dance call Miss Jessica at 718-326-1708
December 1st (Tuesday) Special Education Expo  07:00 pm School #8
January 14th (Thursday)  07:00 pm School #7 Staff Appreciation
February 10th (Wednesday)  07:00 pm School #5 Transition Fair Joining us for the evening will be private practitioners and representatives from various programs, agencies & colleges. Focus will be on Post-Secondary Education, Adult Services, Recreation, Legal and Financial Issues.
April 15th (Thursday)  07:30 pm School #7 SEPTA / #9M & #7 Joint PTA Meeting / Septa Elections read about Septa Board duties
eSpecialMatch.com Mike Radicone's Social Network for Special Needs eSpecialMatch.com is a new social networking site dedicated to helping the parents of children with special needs and disabilities connect with others for information, resources and support.
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SHINE Special Horses Instructing Noble Equestrians www.myshineprogram.com
is an equine program serving individuals with special needs. Located at Sweet Hills Riding Center in Melville just off Rt 110 in Western Suffolk County. An indoor arena allows us to operate "rain or shine" so you don't have to worry about the weather disrupting the schedule. We can accommodate individuals from 3-103 years old and work with a variety of special needs from developmental to various physical disabilities. Our goal is to introduce riders to the special bond they can have with horses. If you would like more information or to see if this program may be appropriate, please contact us today.
March 10th (Wednesday)  07:00 pm School #9M Oceanside Special Education Department and Oceanside SEPTA proudly present a Transition Fair To assist families to begin planning for life after high school Wednesday, March 10, 2010 * at 7 pm Oceanside Middle School 186 Alice Avenue Representatives will be available to discuss: Post secondary education Adult services Recreation opportunities Legal and financial concerns Contact the Special Education Office (678-1218) for more information. *This special event was originally scheduled for February 10, 2010 but has been rescheduled due to weather cancellation
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