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 other organizations 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.


DATE: Wednesday, January 13th
TIME: 7:15 pm
PLACE: Taco Loco
Join us for a Holiday Celebration and New Years Gathering!!! Relax with a Margarita and welcome the New Year with friends … New and Old!! Stop by starting at 7:15pm for some yummy appetizers! Cash bar.

Grant Application Deadline Extended to January 29, 2016. Click here for more information and an application.


DATE: Wednesday, February 10th
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: McKinley Elementary School
TOPIC: Rehab Associates will present to our Membership and share information¬† regarding their new programs including a Babysitting Course which targets children with special needs… Training teens to care for our kids! There will be hands on activities and they will share all the latest goings on with our Service providers. Click here for more information. (TENTATIVE)

DATE: Wednesday, March 9th
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: McKinley Elementary School
TOPIC: The Community Partnership Program (CPP) Coordinators will share their wealth of knowledge with our Membership! What you need to know about Transition, High School and life after High School. They will enlighten us on what we need to know about the Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS) and other agencies that we need to be familiar with and what we need to do to prepare ourselves and our kids for this big step! (TENTATIVE)

Free childcare is available at BOTH MEETINGS. Please make a reservation by emailing fairfieldseptapresident@gmail.com.

New Federal Law – Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 into law. This landmark legislation reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB). Click here for more information.


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