The Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Newton SEPAC) is hosting a seminar entitled "Basic Rights in Special Education for Asian American Communities" on January 30 in room 210 of the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton. This is a free event and all are welcome. The evening will begin with refreshments and networking at 7:15 p.m. The presentation and Q&A session will run from 7:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Topics will include the student's and parent's legal rights, how to explore whether special education services would be helpful, and the support that parents in the Newton SEPAC can provide. The lead speaker will be Susan Ou from the Federation for Children with Special Needs, who will present and can answer questions in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, depending on the needs of audience members. Anping Shen, who is a Newton School Committee member, will also speak. In addition, Eileen Sandberg from the SEPAC will discuss special education in Newton and her experience with her children. There will be ample time for questions.