Calendar of Events

The Westford SEPAC schedule for 2017-2018


Meet and Greet Coffee with Representative Jim Arciero
January 17, 2018   7pm – Crisafulli School Cafeteria


Basic Rights in Education with Joseph Jussaume
February 28, 2018  7pm – Crisafulli School Library

The Westford Special Education Parent Advisory Council is excited to welcome back
Attorney Joseph Jussaume to present Basic Rights in Special Education. 


This informative workshop will provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians in the Special Education process. Topics to be discussed include the eligibility process, timelines, and advocacy. The presenter will also clarify some of the “alphabet soup” of Special Education ‐ defining terms such as FAPE, LRE, IDEA, NCLB, and IEP. In addition, Attorney Jussaume will share his “Top 10 Tips” for preparing for a team meeting.

This workshop is geared toward parents of children of all abilities.


Joseph W. Jussaume is an attorney with 15+ years of experience in education, employment, and municipal law. In addition to being an experienced attorney, he is an 8th Grade teacher at the H.J. Robinson Middle School. Joseph has the unique ability to see any education problem from the perspective of the student, parents, teachers, administrators, school and municipality.

Understanding Executive Function Disorder presented by Sara Ward
March 6, 2018  7pm – Stony Brook Middle School Auditorium,  9 Farmer Way

Presentation in conjunction with the Westford Parent Connection (

Move-Up Fair presented by the Pupil Services Department, WPS
April 11, 2018   7pm -Blanchard Middle School Library, 14 West Street

This Fair is for parents with children transitioning schools within Westford (entering K, 3rd, 6th, 9th grade)

All of our meetings are free and open to the public and we welcome parents, care givers, and interested parties of all towns.  For the Board elections, only Westford residents may vote.

ELECTIONS – May 9, 2018
Speaker TBD

Our annual election for the following positions for the 2018‐2019 academic year: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer will be held at the May meeting. Any position can be shared by up to 2 individuals. If you are interested in running for a position, email


October 2018 – The Behavior Code – presented by Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA
Presented in conjunction with the Westford Parent Connection