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Special ed parents join forces

February 09, 2010
SOUTHBRIDGE — A group of local special education families are working to create an advocacy group to address their children's issues and educate the community about disabilities.

Dubbed a Special Ed. Parent Advisory Council, the group has about 10 mebers currently, but irregularly, involved, including Lynne Simonds of Community Connections.

"They're not always at the same meeting," noted district SpEd Director Michael Meyer. "I'd like to see as many members as possible."

Under state law, such groups have been legally mandated in all districts for years, "but we've had a hard time getting people vested and participating in the PAC," he said.

See Thursday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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