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, June 15th
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center, 2505 Black Rock Turnpike. 2nd Floor
TOPIC: Welcome to Harbor Light

SEPTA Special Event … hosted by Harbor Light. Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends! Refreshments will be served.

Join us to learn about the services and staff at the Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center. Connecticut Music Therapy Services will also present along with the Harbor Light team.

Free childcare is available at the meeting. Please make a reservation BY JUNE 10TH by emailing fairfieldseptapresident@gmail.com.


DATE: Wednesday, June 22nd
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: Taco Loco, 3170 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
Meet new friends…and catch up with the old…
Relax, socialize and enjoy. Everyone is welcome!
We will be swearing in the new Officers, voting on the proposed SEPTA budget and voting on the amended bylaws.
Appetizers will be served. Cash bar.

No need to RSVP, but … it would be helpful! Reply to fairfieldseptapresident@gmail.com.


The Nominating Committee presented the proposed SEPTA slate of names for the 2016–2017 school year at the April meeting. The proposed slate will then be voted on at our May meeting (May 18th).  The proposed slate has been sent to the membership via email. Open positions can still be filled between now and the May meeting and at the May meeting. Anyone interested in an open position should email fairfieldseptanominating@gmail.com.

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.

Click here for a schedule of town meetings.

Click here for the information about the Town Budget.