News / Notices

WW-P Special Education Program Review - Documentation from the internal and external review of the Special Services program is available on the District website.  SEPTSA is seeking comment by families of special needs students whether currently in the District, out of District or graduated.  Contact Lori at Lori.Marabella@gmail.com  Program review link:

http://www.ww-p.org/departments/special_services/program_review/program_review_documents

Information on Assistive Technology - Disability Rights New Jersey is part of a national network of protection and advocacy services.  Visit its website for timely information on voting access and assistive technology among many other resources.    http://www.drnj.org/events.htm

Mental Health Awareness Month - Since 1949 when the Association for Mental Health raised awareness in October, people have been bringing the issues of poor diagnosis and treatment to the forefront and helping raise funds to address these issues.  Although emphasis has been given to dispelling stigma, support is needed to the change medical mindset of separating mental and physical health.  With health insurance an important issue among many in this election, the following article is still timely.   

https://www.mentalhelp.net/health-policy-and-advocacy/blurring-the-boundary-between-mental-and-physical/    This year's theme is depression in older adults, but recognition is given to all ages affected.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides important resources.  https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults

Sponsorship Thanks - We thank the Elks Lodge of Princeton #2129 for their generous donation to help fund our programs.  Please visit their website to see the  special needs programs they host and support  www.princetonelks2129.com.  Due to COVID-19, events and programs may be more limited.

Volunteer Thanks and Opportunities - We appreciate volunteers who help us throughout the year.  During the summer, SEPTSA needs help with our PTSA audit (3 hrs) usually in August and with teens willing to mentor/ buddy virtually with reading and activities (1-2hrs session).  Throughout the year, we have volunteer opportunities for students and adults as short as 1-2 hours as well as more long term roles if desired.  Service hours documented upon request. Contact Lori.Marabella@gmail.com for more information.

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