Concord SPED PAC Website updates Aug 2003
to Sept 2002
Updated National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association,
found at www.ndmda.org, before
4/2003 was known as, now goes by Depression and Bipolar Support
Alliance (DBSA) on the Disability
Updated Pine Ridge School information on the School Page(thanks to
email from Josh Doyle, Director of Admissions).
Updated the Massachusetts SPED
PAC's On-line page, descriptions of sites, added Attleboro, and
Harvard website, new address for Foxboro. Brookline site is down.
update link for Winchester Children books link.
Updated Types of
evaluations page , to include more Related Assessments:
Audiologist, Physical Therapy (PT), Home Assessment, and Teacher
Assessment/Observation. To include all the evaluations listed on
the DOE, Evaluation Consent Form (N 1A).
Updated the Accommodationswebpage, accommodations for middle school & high
school students, for
Changing Classes (Thanks to J.L. and T.K. of the
IEP_Guide yahoo group, for sharing these accommodations)
Added a detailed Bell Curve
webpage, with a link at the bottom of the Type of Tests Webpage. (thanks to R. Flores-Hurlbert for supplying this chart and
Wrightslaw conference teaching parents how to use it.).
Added "Why Johnny Doesn't Behave: Twenty Tips for Measurable
BIPs" book to our
Recommended Books page.
Update the homepage with IDEA
Alert, Nationwide Call-in Day on Tuesday, April 29, 2003.
Created a webpage on house bill, H.R. 1350, the
page includes information contain in the bill, contact information,
link to the petition, and sample letters. IDEA changes.
Added a new SPED PAC that how has a website: Wachusett Regional
School District Special Education Parent
Advisory Council (SEPAC) to the
Massachusetts SPED PAC's On-line page. (posted
event on MassPAC).
Updated the In-the-News,
with new DOE memo on 50/50 program, February 12th and DOR memo in html
format January 2003.
Doctors page, added the phase "requires an" to "(M.D. degree)"
in parentheses to the Psychiatrist definition. (Based
on email from Dr. Bonetzky) and changed the color of the bars.
Added ten new SPED PAC that are on-line: Auburn,
Bridgewater/Raynham, Foxborough, Groton, Linclon, Needham, Pentucket,
Shirley, Westborough, and Winchendon to the Massachusetts SPED PAC's On-line page(thanks to M. Hangis).
Updated homepage took
off the winter background and added the spring flowers.
Updated the In-the-News,
added the new DOE memo on 50/50 program, March 12th.
Updated our Calendar 2002 - 2003added
"Other local events" for the month of April, since we are not running a
Updated the Who
are our Representatives?, with the current precincts and
towns, added their party affiliation, updated the towns they over and
their contact information.
Added to the Accommodationswebpage, the link to the Federation newsletter (now
Added reading booklet to Specialize
Education Methods, "Put Reading First: The research Building
Blocks for Teaching Children to Read", by National Institute for
Literacy and added some reading program definitions (i.e. OG,
Wilson and Project Read.). We learned about at our Parenting the LD
presentation (from Lisa Brooks, Ed.M. of the
Commonwealth Learning Center presentation.).
Update Peabody Schools' special education staff, Who's Who page.
(thanks to M. Diskin)
Update Type of Tests
Webpage, with CELF-3 - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
Key Math Diagnostic Arithmetic Test - Revised (Key Math-R), Test of
Mathematical Abilities (TOMA). Added the nine subtests to the
Test of Phonological Awareness (TOPA)
Updated the homepage
, index of webpages, by changed the heading Tools and Technologies to Assistive Technology
, moving Videos under heading "Parent
Education", moving Assistive Technology under
"Specialized Ed. Method".
Updated all the appreciations and increased the
size of left bar on the
Added a link on the homepageto benefit
concert with Johnny Rivers, sponsored by many
special education organizations.
Updated the homepagewith snowflake
background and picture of watercolor of two snowmen created by
Minuteman ARC Art club and added a link to their photo of the artists
and link Minuteman ARC order form for Holiday cards and Christmas
Updated the Measurable
Goals page, to include refers to the Federal law and the DOE
"IEP Process Guide".
Added four new Massachusetts Organizations to the Mass Organization page. They
are: Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA), The New
England Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NEBIDA),
Massachusetts Council for Learning Disabilities (MCLD) and moved
Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MASHA) from
the Disability Organization page. These new organizations we
are conference sponsors of The Joint Conference on Specific Learning
Disabilities, taking place, October 2002 in Marlborough, MA.
Updated Joann Frankhouser contact information on the Evaluators page, under
Neuropsychological Evaluations section.
Updated the IEP Reviewing
page, added information from the DOE in regarding what is required to
be listed under "Type of
Updated four links to the DOE website, to their: forms, charts
and IEP Process Guide (from R. Traub, Web Administrator
Massachusetts Department of Education), Updated three links on
the IEP Definition page and
updated two links on the "Requesting
Evaluation Letter" page.
Updated our homepage, to display our first presentation, changed
the way our users will access Goggle's world wide web search, add our
new fall Calendar 2002 - 2003. Moved
last year information regarding the law to the
What's Happening page.
Moved our DOE Reports to a new page, under the heading "Schools".