May is Mental Health Awareness Month
SEPTAR meets on the third Thursday evening of each month. Our virtual meetings are open to the public and are centered around an informational discussion and/or presentation on a variety of topics.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in special education. You do not need to have a child in the Redwood City School District to join. Annual fees are $10.
SEPTAR team collected important resources for you to explore. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need support.
SEPTAR was formed on January 25, 2007 as the first district-wide special education PTA in the Redwood City School District. We offer parent education workshops & presentations, support student enrichment programs, disability awareness events and social activities & gatherings.
Our supportive community is open to all! Join us at the Magical Bridge playground on the third Sunday of the month!
Contact us at (650) 517-3320 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Board of Directors
President/ Presidenta: Elena Levina
Treasurer/Tesorero: Jessica Donahoe
Secretary/Secretaria: Michelle Gayliardi
Community Liaison/Enlace comunitario: Amanda Trice
Spanish Liaison/Enlace Español: Alejandrina Sandoval
SEPTAR is a liaison between Redwood City School District families and Special Education Department Staff.
Thursday, May 18, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Advocacy for Impact: Sheraden Nicholau from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will share an overview of the State Council’s work and discuss advocacy. Growing your advocacy skills can make a positive impact in your life, and in the lives of others.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Embedded Instruction by Samantha Gross Toews. She will talk about how we can meaningfully design instruction for students with extensive support needs in an inclusive classroom. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Presentation by Pat Hornbecker, the President of the Board of Directors for The Arc of California. She will speak to us about how she advocated for her disabled son during his school years.
Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 7:00pm:
Presentation by teachers from Special Day Classes. We will talk about curriculum, daily routines and inclusion support in SDCs. All grade levels will be represented.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 @ 7:00pm: Inclusive Schools Week Presentation by Sam Drazin
Thursday, November 17, 2022: Association Meeting
Agenda and Presentation
Thursday, October 20, 2022: Association Meeting
Agenda & Presentation
Magical Bridge Meetup: Sunday, October 16 at 11am
Thursday, September 15, 2022:
Introduction to Special Education Department
Tuesday, May 24, 2022: Inclusive Education in College: Supporting your Child’s Self-Determination in Preparation for Their Future
Tuesday, March 15, 2022: Creating Financial Security for a Loved One with Special Needs. Tuesday,
March 22, 2022: Parenting When You're Gone.
Martes 24 de Mayo, 2022: Educación Inclusiva en la Universidad: Apoyar la Autodeterminación de su Hijo/a en la Preparación para su Futuro
Martes, 15 de Marzo, 2022: Creación de Seguridad Financiera para un Querido con Necesidades Especiales.
Martes, 22 de Marzo, 2022: Crianza de los Hijos Cuando Te Hayas Ido.