SEPTA Board

President: Mary Dorney
Treasurer: Laura Sipperley
Secretary: Dawn Andolfi
Membership: Dolores Campbell

What is SEPTA?

SEPTA stands for Special Education Parent Teacher Association. It is a PTA within a school district that brings together people interested in children with special needs.​ SEPTAs were organized to support, strengthen, and promote a greater awareness of children with special needs. We promote an understanding of student's needs, while striving to discover and implement ways of best meeting them. A SEPTA is no different from any other PTA. We must follow the same guidelines, bylaws, procedures, and regulations that govern all PTAs.

Our main purpose is advocating for all children. We keep abreast of the changes in the law and the regulations and we share this information. We sponsor workshops on myriad subjects, from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to planning for students needs after high school.

Our membership consists of parents, teachers, students, administrators, friends, and Board of Education representatives. Anyone interested in improving the quality of education of children with special needs are welcome. (Adapted from Jacqueline Milton, A.D. Western SEPTAs)

Additionally, the Comsewogue SEPTA hosts varying fundraising activities throughout the school year. Each June, these funds go towards scholarships for outstanding Comsewogue seniors in the form of scholarships. We appreciate the generous donations from parents, our school community, and local businesses that allow for this recognition!

​Meeting Dates for 2019 - 2020

All meetings are held at the Terryville Library Media Center at 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 (Meeting Cancelled)

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020

Announcements

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Chamber of Horrors Haunted House Party. This is a sensory friendly, handicap accessible tour and party with plenty of treats! Children under 10 and children with disabilities are free. Located at 1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge, NY 11788. For additional information / details, please email Kristine@leagueofyes.com.

Teens with Special Needs Yoga - Join Mindful Turtle Yoga & Wellness every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM for a private class for teenms with ADD, ADHD, and Autism. Classes include yoga postures, chanting, visualization and breathing practices. Located at: 6 South Jersey Avenue, Setauket, NY 11733. They can be contacted at 631-721-1881 or by email at info@mindfulturtle.com.