Arlington SEPAC Local Workshops and Events Calendar
While we make every effort to offer current and accurate information we cannot be
responsible for changes or inaccuracies in time/location to non-SEPAC events. Please
be sure to contact the event provider of non-SEPAC events for confirmation of events/times.
NOTE: Please fill out the Mass Health Authorization for the District. This does
not affect your benefits at all but allows the district to be reimbursed by the state
for some of the services it provides.
September 27th 8:45 am - Special Ed Meet and Greet (Thompson Elementary School),
October 4th 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Basic Rights Workshop (Ottoson Middle School), Cafeteria
November 16th 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Recreation Fair (Arlington High School), Media Center
March 1st 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Mindfulness in the IEP Prcess(Bracket Elementary School),
“Mindfulness can be thought of as moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness, cultivated
by paying attention in a specific way, that is, in the present moment, and as non-reactively,
as non-judgmentally, and as openheartedly as possible.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005) The
development of mindfulness requires consistent practice, but it has tremendous benefits,
including an increased ability to be responsive, rather than reactive, in stressful
situations. Research has demonstrated that parenting a child with unique educational
needs can cause parents to experience a high level of stress. Additionally, the demands
of the special education process can exacerbate this stress. This instructional and
experiential presentation will provide parents with tools that can be used to practice
mindfulness, both before and during stressful situations.
Carla C. Leone is a long-time practitioner of Insight Meditation, a graduate student
working towards a Master's in Mindfulness at Lesley University, a trained Children's
Yoga instructor, and a trained teacher of MBSR-C (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
for Children). She applies mindfulness in the school setting as a Teaching Assistant
at Brackett Elementary School.
General Meetings (Jefferson Cutter House) Second Tuesdays, 8:30–10:00AM
Sept 13th March 14th
October 11th April 11th November 15 th (canceled)
Election Meeting (Jefferson Cutter House) Tuesday June 13, 8:30–10:00 AM
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FOR UPDATES .
SEPAC events are free, district-wide events, and all interested
parents and guardians are welcome.
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