Special Education PTAs (SEPTA)
A Special Education PTA or SEPTA/SEPTSA is a unit organized for those interested in the issues of educating special needs and/or gifted and talented children.
SEPTAs are designed to build strong partnerships amongst parents, teachers, administrators, existing PTA’s and the community, for the benefit of families and children receiving special education services.
All SEPTA’s conduct regular business meetings during the school year just like any PTA. SEPTAs bring awareness and information about special education services, educational laws and community supports to our members. Our hope is that children receiving special education services will be better understood, integrated, and embraced by schools and their community.
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National PTA Resources
National PTA Special Education Toolkit
NYS Education Department
NYS Education Department Office of Special Education
NYS Education Department Advisory Panel on Special Education
NYS Department of Education NYS School for the Deaf
NYS Education Department NYS School for the Blind
NYS Education Department Early Childhood Direction Centers
NYS Education Department Gifted and Talented Education
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
4201 Schools Association
New York State
NY State Office of Governor
NY State Senate
NY State Assembly
NY State Association of Counties
NY State Department of Education
NY State Board of Regents
NY State Office of the Comptroller
Federal Legislation Information
U.S. Government Printing Office
U.S. House of Representatives
The White House
U.S. Department of Education