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Our Mission

Chandler SEPAC’s mission is to provide a forum for parents, caregivers, and members of the community to share ideas, identify concerns, and collaborate with Chandler schools with a commitment to improve services for children with disabilities; to empower all students with special needs in securing access to essential education and the skills necessary to thrive in their academics as well as in their community as they prepare for their future.

Vision

Chandler Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) consists of Parents, Caregivers, and Community members committed to students receiving special education services in Chandler, Arizona.

Values

Consistency

Program Mobility (specifically repeated mobility) can have a negative impact on students with disabilities that include their routines, consistency of care, ability to learn, peer and teacher relationships, and accessibility to the curriculum. Our goal is to collaboratively work with all relevant stakeholders on Policies and Procedures to reduce unnecessary mobility in order to develop consistency within the schools and diminish the adverse effects repeated mobility has on all students with disabilities.

Security

Physical, emotional, and social securities allow children with special needs to develop self-regulation abilities, it enhances learning opportunities, builds trust, creates positive partnerships with educators and peers, and paves a way for a meaningful future within a community of peers and future employers.

Equity

Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate the barriers that have prevented the full participation of specific groups. Our goal is to improve equity and increase justice and fairness within our school system as well as in their distribution of resources for all students with disabilities.

Community

Community is an especially important tenet of a successful educational journey for students with disabilities. When students with disabilities are included, they develop a modeling from their non-disabled peers. Non-disabled peers learn patience and acceptance from all students and individuals. A strong school community is the foundation of an even stronger community within the general public; a society of individuals with all abilities can co-exist with meaningful positive relationships.

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