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HVP October 2014

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Page 15 of 41 ■ Hudson Valley Parent 15 This motivated her and others to organize the Arlington SEPTA, which offi cially became a charter in May of 2013. Being one of a few SEPTAs in the area, the group is open to parents from other districts. Brennan notes that even though they tend to focus on district issues, many of their is- sues are universal. Arlington SEPTA has their monthly meeting the fourth Thursday of every month. For more information, visit Heather Cavanaugh of Marlboro felt a lot like Brennan. When asked how she became involved, she says, "As a parent, it was challenging not knowing where to go when I needed information." So she helped to start the Marl- boro school district's SEPTA. "We want to get more information out to parents with children who have any different types of learning needs," she says. Marlboro SEPTA has monthly meetings that include a speaker or a workshop on topics such as 504 plans, IEPs, and more. For more in- To fi nd a local SEPTA, visit the New York State PTA offi ce online at Jennifer Brennan attends a local science fair with her son. She helped form the SEPTA in the Arlington school district last year and is currently serving as president. (Continued on Page 16) '*-BWa[Ijh[[jD[mXkh]^"DO 845.446.4076 '*-BWa[Ijh[[jD[mXkh]^"DO 845.563.8000 Most insurances accepted, including Medicaid and Medicare. Top-rated, kid-friendly Medical Care for life's little "UH-OH" MOMENTS PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE CONVENIENT FOR YOU, KID-FRIENDLY FOR YOUR CHILDREN: ;nfh[iiH[]_ijhWj_ed A_Z#

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