Stratford SEPTA's Meetings are at Wooster Middle School Media Center (enter through back continuing education entrance), 150 Lincoln Street, Stratford CT. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to meet others with an interest in special education or to browse our parent resource library.

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule:

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  • Tuesday, January 23rd, (Snow Date: 1/24) 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ​  

    The Hidden Potential of ADHD
  • Instead of focusing on the difficulties posed by ADHD (and there are many), what if we acknowledged the upsides of having an ADHD-wired brain? Yes, there are 'hidden' strengths people with ADHD and with diagnoses that have similar characteristics are likely to possess. When someone with ADHD can embrace their innate talents, a world of opportunities opens up for them, creating optimism for the future and a stronger sense of capability. Learn how many of the ADHD challenges provide the basis for success! Speaker Lynn Whitton is a certified ADHD coach, based in Westport, who helps adults with ADHD and parents of children with ADHD find solutions to their challenges, becoming more confident, more effective and calmer in their lives. RSVP:

  • Tuesday, February 27th, (Snow Date: 2/28) 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ​  

    Mindfulness: A Practice for Classrooms and the Home
  • Mindfulness—a technique where one’s full attention is only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings and sensations—has many benefits for children and adults. These can include improving the abilities to pay attention and calm down when upset, as well as overall to help with emotional regulation and cognitive focus. Learn what the research says about mindfulness and its strategies—and practice some mindfulness techniques, too. Speaking will be occupational therapist Shawna Trovarelli and resource teacher Katie Travers, both of whom work in Stratford schools and encourage students and classrooms to practice mindfulness. RSVP:

  • SAVE THE DATES! Future meetings will be held on Tuesdays:  
    • March 20
    • April 24

  • Happiness In Play Open Gym Nights​  

    Fridays: March 16, April 20, 6-8 p.m., Wooster Middle School
  • Open gym activities, LEGOs, arts, and karaoke! “Happiness in Play” (HIP) was designed in response to parent concerns regarding limited opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with peers who face similar challenges in life. Children can participate or just observe. Siblings are welcome.

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