Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals to be presented on November 8, 7:00 p.m.

The Newton SEPAC presents a two-hour workshop that will provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures.

Presenter: Ruth Diaz of the Federation for Children with Special Needs

November 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Room 210, Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton

Newton Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program seeks volunteers; deadline October 20

Join the dynamic task force of trained volunteer CAP Prevention Specialists committed to teaching children in the Newton elementary schools the skills that they need to stand up for themselves if faced with verbal, physical or sexual assault. CAP is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year until October 20. CORI and SORI screenings are required. Nineteen continuing education credits are available for licensed MSWs. Multi-session training for volunteers begins on October 29.

Newton Community Preservation Committee public hearing to be held November 16

A new proposal from Newton Cemetery is now online in preparation for a November 16 hearing. Written comments on the proposal that are received by October 27 can be forwarded to the CPC before the hearing. For additional information, go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/cpa or contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

Early bird registration for Turkey Trot 5K ends October 26

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving), is open--only 1 week left for early bird registration! Prices will increase after October 26. Sign up today at www.newtonturkeytrot.com to secure your spot and be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt.

This event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a kids’ one-mile fun run followed by the 5K race at 9 a.m. Not a runner? Join in the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of the website.

Post-secondary transition being refined by Special Education Department

Some students can struggle once they reach their post-secondary options due to a variety of factors. As a department we continue to focus on supporting this transition and instilling the skills necessary for positive outcomes. This year, our staff will hear from experts from local colleges, adult agencies, workplaces, and the military. We will also be inviting students to come speak about their experiences.

Take part in Bill's 5K on October 30, 9:00 a.m.

Register now for the 12th annual Bill's 5K! This fun, family-friendly event benefits the Travis Roy Foundation, which provides equipment to people with spinal cord injuries to support their independence. Join the fun on Sunday, October 30, at 9:00 a.m. at Mason Rice Elementary School. Free spooky sprint for little kids at 8:30 a.m. Halloween costumes welcome! Sign up at bills5K.com.

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