Friday, February 10, 2023

Our Franklin SEPAC discussion can create the adjacent possible for you - 02/07/23 (audio)

FM #938 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 938 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with two Franklin Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) board members; Arielle Shearer and Patty Middelmann

We discuss the creation of SEPAC which dates back to the education reform efforts in the early 1990’s where each community getting special education funding in MA needs to have this committee to work with the School District.

Our wide ranging discussion centers around education and accommodations for special needs kiddos, some of the many ways on how the support group helps other parents, and that the group is also open to the entire community as we are “interested parties.”

The audio recording runs about 36 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Arielle and Patty about SEPAC and how you might get involved. Audio file ->


Franklin SEPAC links & information

Website -> 

Facebook -> 

Mailing List and Survey -> 

SEPAC September Flyer 

Franklin SEPAC Spring Letter 

Contact Email: 

504 plan info -> 

Federal IDEA legislation  -> 

MA Behavioral Help Hotline ->

The "adjacent possible" comes from this book mentioned during the conversation:  Steven Johnson - Where do Good Ideas Come from (TED Talk) -> 

Where do Good Ideas Come from Book link ->


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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Our Franklin SEPAC discussion can create the adjacent possible for you - 02/07/23 (audio)
Our Franklin SEPAC discussion can create the adjacent possible for you - 02/07/23 (audio)

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