Welcome to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Special Education PTA website
What is SEPTA?
SEPTA stands for Special Education Parent Teacher Association, SEPTA is a separate PTA unit from all of the other
SEPTA brings together parents, teachers, administrators, service providers, relatives and friends in a effort to promote understanding of children with special needs and provide appropriate support.
SEPTA provides support, networking, advocacy and information to the families of children with special needs in the community.
What is Special Education?
“Special Education means specially designed individualized or group instruction or special services or programs to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.” (VESID, NY State Parent’s Guide, August 2000)
What SEPTA can do for you?
SEPTA provides education (through guest speakers), training and support to enable parents to be more effective advocates for their children and to be more effective participants in the CSE Special Education Process. Parents with experience in the Special Education system can provide support for parents who are new to the system.
SEPTA is also a liaison between parents, teachers and administration. We work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for our children.
Have you joined SEPTA yet?
Enjoy all of the benefits of SEPTA membership:
Monthly Meetings Parent Training Guest Speakers
Social Events Discussions Email Updates
SEPTA is planning a number of exciting and informative events for the 2014-2015 school year! We have many programs and activities including our yearly Night Out. Our monthly meetings offer opportunities to hear guest speakers, meet with others with similar experiences and share tips and ideas. Please check the district calendar for more information and our meeting dates.
SEPTA looks forward to the return of past members and to meeting new ones, too! We hope you'll join us in both membership and attendance!