September 10: Ralph's Italian Ice- Twisted Tuesday Fundraiser
September 12: Membership Meeting
October 7: Meet & Greet
October 24: Northport's Special Ed Overview
November 14: Executive function strategies for PRIMARY education students & Social Learning Curriculum
December 4: tbd
December 8: Matilda at John W Engeman Theater at Northport
January 30: Dr. Rebecca A. Fontanetta, Common questions and misconceptions: treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders
February 13: PAES Lab/Transition with Cassie Reilly & the Emplyment Connection
March 23: Dr. Edward Petrosky, Neuropsychologist
April 23: Specialized Reading: Wilson, Visualizing & Verbalizing and Keys to Comprehension
May 29: Assistive Technology with Michael Cunningham
June 11: TBD
Our Parent Forums & Meetings
Our meetings and forums are an opportunity for parents to socialize and to get information and support.
During the school year, meetings are held on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm, unless noted otherwise, and include guest speakers and refreshments.
Children are welcome, there will be toys and activities available.
Parent Support Forums:
These take place a half hour before meetings at 7 pm.
All meetings are held in the Brosnan Building,
Room A121, unless noted otherwise.
What We Do
We are the district-wide Special Education PTA for the Northport-East Northport school district.
We pride ourselves in advocating for special education programs and have created and sponsor therapeutic after-school activities in our community.
After-school programs/events/Informational Speakers/Workshops
As per NYS PTA, SEPTA is a unit organized for those interested in the issues of educating gifted or special needs children.
In our district, we have both SEPTA and Gifted & Talented PTAs. Special education is a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment for children who require differentiated programs and/or services beyond those usually provided by the regular school curriculum.
Remember to Visit Our Website Often!
Join SEPTA to receive e-mail blasts regarding programs and opportunities available to all students.
Become an active member and voice in our community. We work as a team to advocate as a whole for our children.
Contact any Executive Board member if you have concerns or suggestions.
Consult the district calendar for more information; the "When in Doubt, Please Check It Out" page is a good resource.
It is SEPTA's mission to advocate and promote special education, as well as to support each other as parents of special needs children. SEPTA is not just for parents; it is for teachers, administrators and friends, too.
You do not have to have a special needs child to show support. We encourage you to get involved!