The Fairfield Special Education Parent and Teachers Association, Inc., (SEPTA), invites anyone with an interest in improving the educational, social and recreational opportunities of children with special needs to join our membership. Together we can make a difference in every child’s life.
Click here to learn about the history of Fairfield SEPTA, Inc.
It is the mission of Fairfield SEPTA to promote continuous improvement and excellence in public education for children with disabilities through:
- Social, Recreational and Educational Programs
- Parent Education and Resources
- Professional Development and Grants supporting innovation
- Recognition of Outstanding Practices in Special Education
and Fairfield SEPTA’s mission is in line with the CT PTSA’s mission to:
- Support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and otherorganizations that make decisions affecting children;
- Assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
- Encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.
The Fairfield SEPTA is a group of parents, teachers, community professionals and community supporters striving to improve the education and social interactions and recreational opportunities of children with special needs. Begun in 1999, the Fairfield SEPTA grew out of a parent support group at the Early Childhood Center, with 44 members. As of this fall, SEPTA has 200+ members. SEPTA provides the parents/ guardians/ caretakers of special education students with support and resources. SEPTA, however, does not and will not provide legal advice or individual advocacy.
Our purpose is to address broader issues that impact all children with special needs in our community. Fairfield SEPTA’s overall message and approach as a PTA is to work in a positive and collaborative manner with our school system and our community.
NEXT SEPTA MEETING
October Meeting Date Changed to October 21, 2015
Please note that we will not have a SEPTA meeting on October 14, 2015. We want all of our members to have the opportunity to attend the Debate hosted by the Fairfield League of Women Voters. The Candidates for the Boards of Education and Finance will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 2015 at the Board of Education meeting room, 501 Kings Highway.
After all your hard work educating yourself on the issues, you can come and Relax at our October 21st meeting! Our Yoga Guru, Jackie Bakhash, a very special Friend of SEPTA , will help you to de-stress and unwind!
Childcare will be provided for meetings on an as needed basis. If you require childcare, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
SAVE THE DATE
Special Needs Service Provider and Resource Fair – Wednesday, November 18th. Click here for more information.
SEPTA BOOK CLUB
New date to be announced soon!
Click here for a schedule of town meetings.
Click here for the information about the Town Budget.