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What is SEPAC?
SEPAC stands for Special Education Parent Advisory Council. SEPAC Website


SEPAC is comprised of individuals involved in, or concerned with, the education of students with disabilities. Membership is open to parents of students with disabilities, teachers, administrators, individuals with disabilities, and members of the community.


SEPAC Discussion Forum
If anyone at Runkle has any special education or IEP questions, email the SEPAC Liaison – Wendy Estrada or Amanda Sullivan-Kramer (SEPAC contacts)


System-wide K-8 Programs
System-wide programs exist in Brookline to provide students with intensive disabilities a higher level of individualization and support as well as structured, separate environments when deemed necessary by a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team.


Reaching for Independence Through Structured Education (RISE) – Runkle School
Runkle is host to a program for children on the PDD/Autism Spectrum. This program is called Reaching for Independence Through Structured Education (RISE). In the RISE Program, a team approach to service delivery is utilized for students participating. Students receive academic instruction, social skills training, behavioral intervention, and related services. Services are provided in range of settings from substantially separate to full inclusion in a general education classroom. A primary focus for all RISE students is to increase independence with a variety of skills including self-help, social skills, behavior management, academics, communication, and executive functioning.