"The FUTURE belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their DREAMS "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who We Are
Comprised of parents and professionals, Newark SEPAC is an advocacy organization for Newark Public School students who receive special education services. We provide information, parent/caregiver development, educational opportunities, resources and support to families and professionals striving to achieve the maximum benefit for all children within our community.
We provide a platform where parents and district representatives meet to identify and discuss systemic issues that affect children with special needs within the Newark Public School district and to propose solutions for them.
is to serve students receiving special education services from Newark Public Schools and their families by engaging parents, gathering data and advocating for policy enforcement and improvements to ensure excellence in education for all.
To provide meaningful input to the Superintendent of Schools, and the Newark Board of Education regarding parent concerns related to special education;
To foster communication between Newark SEPAC members and local, state and national organizations and agencies to identify and replicate best practices;
To promote a network of parents and caregivers to foster peer support, information sharing, and collaborative advocacy efforts ;
To foster understanding, acceptance and inclusion of children of all disabilities.
Executive Director / President
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Director of Outreach
Secretary / Membership Chair
What Our Community is Saying
The Newark SEPAC provides a platform where parents and district representatives meet to identify and discuss real issues that affect children with special needs within the Newark school district and to propose solutions for them.
LaShonda Williams - Parent
Newark SEPAC is a parent-led, NJ Nonprofit Organization that relies on the support, generosity and shared compassion of its partners. To help us in our efforts, you may donate time and resources by contacting us at (973) 737-2900. To make a financial donation, use the link below.