Ashland Parent Advisory Council
Events and Meetings
|Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM||Monthly Meeting||Board/ALL|
|Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM||Maintaining Balance, Self-Identity, and Relationships as the Parent of the Special Needs Child||Kate J. Stone, Psy. D, Clinical Psychologist|
|Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 7:00 PM||The Power of Choice||Judy Giovangelo, Founder and President of Ben Speaks|
|Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 7:00 PM||Monthly Meeting - Elections||Board/ALL|
|Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 7:00 PM||Creating Independent Coping Strategies for Anxiety||Lynne Mitchell, MSW|
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Ashland Middle School Activity Room (front left entrance), 87 West Union Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
2016 ASHPAC Scholarships
The Ashland Parents' Advisory Council is honored to have awarded five scholarships to students in the Ashland High School Class of 2016. We applaud these graduates for their hard work and achievement and wish them the best of luck in the future. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
ASHPAC Scholarship 2015-16
2016 Ashland Parent Advisory Council Scholarship application is now available on ashpac.org/forms.
Applicants must have received services from the Special Education Department through an IEP or 504 Plan for at least six of their thirteen years in public school (3 of the 6 years can be under a 504 Plan). Two of the six years must also be in high school. Proof of acceptance into college or post secondary education is required before any scholarship will be officially awarded. Submit a completed application, including essay or video to AHS Guidance Department by April 29, 2016
ASHPAC is looking for one or more people to help with communications next year.
Be a good example to your child by getting involved!
- Update/hang/remove the ASHPAC sign in center of town for monthly ASHPAC meetings
- Check the ASHPAC website regularly and keep the website and mail list updated, a responsibility shared with others
- Send out emails regarding meetings, events, and announcements, a responsibility shared with others
- Become a Board member - 1 (2 hr) Board meeting (evening) per month during school year and occasional email discussions
Check out this link for more details.
We know itís hard to be a parent of a child with special needs or learning differences.
ASHPAC is a small but strong group of parents working towards the understanding, respect, support and appropriate education for all children with special needs and/or disabilities in our community (including students on an IEP, 504 or receiving any services from the schools). Click here to find out how ASHPAC can help you!
Welcome to ASHPAC
ASHPAC would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to join our organization. We work towards the understanding, respect, support and appropriate education for all children with special needs and/or disabilities in our community. As a volunteer organization we count on our members to share valuable knowledge, help keep information current, and increase the awareness of the activities and works of this group to the whole community.
If you are interested in joining the organization then please go to ashpac.wordpress.com or www.ashpac.org for further information and sign up for the newsletter/blog. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to e-mail Mary-Ellen Kramer at maryEllenKramer@comcast.net or Elizabeth Souppa at email@example.com.
We hope you will become involved this year and share your gifts and talents to the benefit of our children. In addition to providing feedback from parents to the Ashland School administrators, ASHPAC offers workshops and speakers that educate on a broad range of topics relevant to all parents. ASHPAC also provides scholarships to graduating seniors, provides the Ashland Public Library with special education-related books and videos, and helps fund teacher requests for supplies and teaching materials.