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.
FAIRFIELD SEPTA PRESENTS:
LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION
DATE: Saturday, April 1st
TIME: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
PLACE: Anna Liffey’s Irish Pub, 1494 Post Road, Fairfield
TICKETS, SPONSORSHIPS, PROGRAM ADS: Click here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lights-camera-auction-a-fairfield-septa-event-tickets-32107403107
UPCOMING SEPTA MEETING
DATE: Wednesday, March 8th
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: McKinley Elementary School Cafeteria
TOPIC: Special Needs Trusts or Able Accounts
SPEAKER: Stephen Ehrens, CPA, Wealth Management Advisor
Financial Planning for the future of your child? Have questions or don’t know where to start? Stephen Ehrens will discuss Estate Planning Considerations, Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Benefits (ie, SSI & Medicaid), Insurance, and Investments. Also, how the just signed into law, ABLE Accounts may provide a tax sheltered vehicle for your child. Detailed information package provided.
Stephen Ehrens, CPA, is a Wealth Management Advisor for Northwestern Mutual specializing
in financial planning for families with children with special needs and disabilities. He helps families develop a customized financial and estate plan for their child, tailored to meet the child’s future needs. He works with special education PTA’s, private schools, and other special needs organizations, to present special needs trust workshops and webinars, for parents and professionals.
Childcare will be provided on an as needed basis. If you need childcare, reservations need to be made at least 24 hours BEFORE the meeting, by emailing email@example.com.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Bring a friend!
SEPTA welcomes everyone!!
- Not a member? Please consider joining!
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!
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- Get Involved…
We still have several open positions (see below) If you would like to learn more about them, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you’d like to volunteer in some other way (on a committee, for a fundraising event, etc.) please contact Will at email@example.com. Every little bit helps!
Fairfield Emergency Communication Special Needs Alert Form
This program allows the Town of Fairfield Emergency Services to input information regarding persons with special needs, into the 911 System. This information is then available to responders from the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments who are answering a call at your home. This program is VOLUNTARY. If you are interested, please click here for more detailed information and the contact person.
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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