Megan Zweiback
Interim Special Education Director, Preschool through Grade 5
781-455-0400 ext. 233

Valerie Ardi Flynn
Special Education Director, Middle School
(781) 455-0400 ext. 233

Cathy Heller
Director of Student Support Services, Needham High School
781-455-0800, ext. 2771

Special Education Parent Advisory Council


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held from 7-9 pm at the
Broadmeadow School Music Room; 120 Broadmeadow Road, Needham
From 7:00-7:30 we will have light refreshments; presentations will begin promptly at 7:30.

September 15 What’s New in Needham Special Education
Needham Special Education Administrators

October 27 What are tests testing? Understanding Psychological and
Neuropsychological Assessment
Joseph Moldover, Psy.D., Integrated Center for Child Development

November 17 Understanding Executive Functioning and Practical Classroom Strategies
Alex Michaels, Executive Director, Milestones, Inc.

December 8 Holiday Party for Families
6 – 8 pm
Boston Sports Club in Wellesley – Laser Tag, Games, Food

January 12 Access to the General Curriculum: How to use the IEP as a tool to
ensure effective progress
Adam R. Goldberg, M.Ed., Educational Consultant,
Chief Executive Officer of The Goldberg Center for Educational Planning™

February 9 Local Activities and Camps Open House
*** Will be held in Broadmeadow School Performance Center ***

March 9 Strategies for Improving Written Expression
Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC
President/CEO, Architects for Learning
*** Will be held in Pollard School Auditorium from 7:30-9:30***

April 13 Inclusion of Special Needs Children in Regular Ed. Classrooms

May 11 Forming Friendships: How to facilitate peer interactions
Arleen Schwartz, M.Ed, Floortime Practioner,
Lori Hodgins Brazil, M.Ed, and Cari Feingold, M.S. OTR/L
Founders and Directors of Adventures Outside the Box

June 8 Panel Discussion: Dealing with the Emotional Stresses of Parenting a
Special Needs Child

For more information or to be placed on our e-mail list, please contact PAC co-chairs Tee Stock at or 781-444-4528 or Maureen Callahan at or 449-4023