WinPAC Events

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

A free virtual workshop for parents and professionals


January 26, 2022

7pm EST

Workshop registration

Workshop topics include:

  • Who is eligible for an IEP

  • IEP sections including PLEP A & B, Annual Goals and Service Delivery Grid

  • Differences between accommodations and modifications

  • Response, placement and consent

Executive Functioning: Skills & Strategies for Success

Presented by Angela Molloy of Beyond Booksmart


November 10th, 2021

Past WinPAC Events



August 11, 2020. A conversation with Special Education Director Pam Girouard. 

April 29, 2020. What Parents Need to Know About Reading Challenges, a presentation by Nancy Duggan, Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia MA 


February 26, 2020. Neuropsychological Evaluations:  What Are They and What Are They Used For? with Dr. Nicole Jones

September 11, 2019   Welcome Back, PAC!  The PAC held its annual welcome back gathering at the Winchester Public Library.


May 8, 2019  WINPAC and Parent to Parent co-sponsored Friendship Matters! - Promoting Authentic Friendships for All, a presentation by Dr. Zachary Rosetti.  VIEW his Digital Toolkit for Making Friends with and without Disabilities in School.

April 3, 2019  Transition Specialist, Jen Calliston, lead the discussion on matters to consider as students transition to post secondary opportunities (vocational, employment, housing, schooling needs).  VIEW the presentation.

December 11, 2018 Planning for Two Generations with Alexandria Nadworny of Shepherd Financial Partners. This presentation covers the five factors of special needs planning which include financial, legal, government benefits, family and support and emotional. VIEW the presentation.

May 8, 2018, Special Education Teacher Appreciation Day!  Check out our tribute video HERE!

Apr 2, 2018, Light It Up BLUE, Autism Awareness, This event was sponsored by Winchester's Disability Access Commission with help from BRIO Integrated Theater, Winchester Multicultural Network, and WIN-PAC. Please view our FLYER for details of this past event.

Jan 17, 2018, WIN-PAC presented a workshop on Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law with Leslie Hughes of Massachusetts Advocates for Children. Please VIEW the presentation.


Dec 13, 2017. WIN-PAC sponsored a workshop on Neuropsychological Evaluations and Interpreting the Results with Dr. Giancarlo Fusco, Psy.D. Integrated Center for Child Development. VIEW the presentation.

May 16, 2017. Presented by Donna Marcotte-Rizza, Assistive Technology Consultant. Topics included an explanation of Assistive Technology, how we use it in our public schools, what iPad apps and Chrome extensions are available.  VIEW the presentation.

May 2, 2016. Presented by George Marinakis, Ph.D. Co-Founder and Clinical Director Triumph Center and Angela M. DeSilva Mousseau, Ph.D. Triumph Center. Topics included: What are executive function skills? How do executive function skills develop? How is executive dysfunction different than delayed skill development? What strategies can be used at home and school to improve executive function skills? What is the current state of research on executive function?  VIEW the presentation.

January 11, 2016. Dr. Nadine Gaab presented on The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain, Early Identification of Developmental Dyslexia: Evidence from Behavioral and Brain Studies.  VIEW the presentation.


April 13, 2015 Maureen Michaud, M.Ed., BCBA, presented a workshop on the role of the BCBA in Winchester and strategies to increase your child’s independence at home. The discussion focused on homework completion, with strategies that assist with increasing independence with other chores and responsibilities at home.  VIEW the presentation.