“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathan Swift

Upcoming Events

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!