What is a SEPAC?
Children Having Individual Learning Differences, Inc. (C.H.I.L.D.) is 501(c)(3) New Jersey nonprofit organization that was formed in 2006. It serves as Verona’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). It is a district wide organization created by parents to support the emotional, social and academic wellbeing of children with special needs. We provide information, educational opportunities, resources, and support to families and professionals striving to achieve the maximum benefit for all children in our community.
VERONA C.H.I.L.D Missions:
The Mission of our SEPAC is to be a positive, solutionoriented group focused on being a resource for parents and guardians of students with special needs. The SEPAC provides a forum for parents, guardians, students and the Verona Special Education Department to share information and discuss matters of interest and concern regarding our children.
The SEPAC is made up of parents whose children receive special education services from the Verona School District and serves as a liaison between the Special Education Community and the District Special Services.
VERONA C.H.I.L.D Member Roles:
- Promote a network of parents of children with special needs and provide the forum to share information.
- Promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance and inclusion.
- Promote collaboration, with the support of Director of Special Service, to empower parents of special education students to become an effective team member in their child’s education through flexibility, collaboration, knowledge and effective communication with other team members.
How can I get involved with Verona C.H.I.L.D.?
Verona C.H.I.L.D. is always in need of a helping hand! Please consider volunteering on one of our committees. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our membership application and send it to:
Verona CHILD Membership Application
121 Fairview Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044