The Coalition for SEPAC Awareness, Massachusetts Chapter was founded by Kathy Healy Norton, Laurie McCarron, and Alicia Curtin Mallon.  We are parent volunteers who are members of our local Special Education Parent Advisory Councils.

We are currently working on several projects including a SEPAC Bill of Rights, A SEPAC Awareness Month through the State House, and a House Bill, which will provide a non-voting, ex-officio SEPAC seat on School Committees across the Commonwealth.

Please let us know what your SEPAC is doing, and we will share your updates here.  You can reach us at

Stay tuned for more updates!

  • November is SEPAC Awareness Month!

    November 5, 2021 by

    For the third year, November is SEPAC Awareness Month in Massachusetts! This year, we are excited to announce that the Zakim Bridge will be lit up yellow on November 20th. Stay tuned for more information on our ongoing SEPAC Awareness events!

  • H.537 UPDATE

    July 1, 2021 by

    UPDATE! During the COVID shutdowns, many bills were lost in the shuffle as legislators focused on the more important COVID related issues, but we have good news! Our bill – An Act to Ensure Representation of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils on School Committees has been refiled by Representative Arciero and is scheduled for a… Read more

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