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.
National PTA Resources
NYS Education Department