• Welcome to the Somers Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA)

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    Somers Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) is a district-wide PTA whose primary role is to provide resources and support to parents, teachers, and children who receive special education services through an IEP, 504 Plan, related support services such as resource room, counseling, and speech, occupational or physical therapy, and students who are twice exceptional or gifted.

    SEPTA strives to enhance the lives of students with special needs through:

    • Social, Recreational, and Educational Programs
    • Parent Education and Resources
    • Professional Development and Grants
    • Student Project Grants
    • Recognition of Outstanding Practices and Achievements in Special Education for both faculty and students

    SEPTA invites parents, teachers, and community members with an interest in improving the educational, social-emotional, and recreational opportunities of children with special needs to join our membership. Anyone is welcome to join SEPTA.

    Become a SEPTA Member

    Please consider supporting Somers SEPTA by becoming a member.  The money raised from membership and from our fundraisers goes directly back into the schools, supporting the children, teachers, and parents in the district. 

    Sign up through My School Bucks or Print Form  Thank you for your support! 



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    SAVE THE DATE for our February SEPTA Meeting
    Wednesday, February 8 at 7 PM in the Somers Middle School Library


    Managing Challenging Behaviors: Behavioral Supports and Interventions with Special Guest Presenter Sheri Lauro, BCABA
    Many children with a variety of disabilities exhibit challenging behaviors in school, home and in the community. Behaviors can include refusal to work, talking back to adults and peers, physical aggression towards self and others, difficulty having a conversation with others and difficulty making friends. In this workshop, parents will learn strategies for managing challenging behaviors across environments, alternative behaviors to replace challenging behavior, effective ways to modify curriculum or environment for students, and how to promote independent skills. Q&A to follow the presentation. Registration is requested although walk-ins are welcome. Send an email to rsvpforsepta@gmail.com if you will attend. All are welcome!



    Founded by a young man with Down syndrome, we're spreading happiness through socks!



    John's Crazy Socks Fundraiser 
    SEPTA is excited about our new fundraising campaign with John's Crazy Socks. Shop at www.JohnsCrazySocks.comand add all the socks you want to your cart from the over 2,000 possibilities.

    Before you check out, click the link at the bottom of your cart that asks for Charity Code holders to add socks to your order. At the time of entering your payment information, put the code SOMERS22 in the box for Gift Card/Discount Code/Charity Code. The cost of the Mystery Sock will now be changed to "free" and SEPTA will get credit for the sale. 10% of the net sales from that purchase goes to Somers SEPTA.

    Plus, John's Crazy Socks will be giving a free mystery gift to anyone who uses the code. **One free Mystery pair of socks per order. The fundraiser will run until March 15.Happy Shopping!


    Our next Coffee and Conversation will be on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7 PM. 

    Location - TBD


    You are cordially invited to a SEPTA parent coffee and conversation. Join us for a casual conversation and a chance to meet and support other parents in the district through discussion and sharing of ideas. Your child does not need to currently be receiving support services for you to attend. Other parents are our best resources, so come meet some of them and tap into this breadth of knowledge and experience! Please RSVP at rsvpforsepta@gmail.com




    Refreshing Recess

    Partner PTA groups, SEPTA, PES PTA, and SIS PTA are joining forces to help build friendships through cooperative and inclusive play, called Refreshing Recess, during the second and third grade recess sessions. Activities such as Rock-Paper-Scissor Showdown, Friendship Walks, Obstacle Courses, and Group Chalk Art murals will be offered to help facilitate social skills among peers. The activities are all run by PTA volunteers and fourth and fifth grade sessions are coming in the near future!

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