State Representative Bryan Hurlburt (D-Ashford, Tolland and Willington) is being presented with the 2012 Spirit of SEPTO award by the Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) of Northeast Connecticut.
Hurlburt will receive his award at SEPTO’s meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willington Public Library. The meeting is open to the public which includes a presentation on Parents Rights in Special Education. In addition, all attendees will receive a CD about special education, the law and our children.
“Equal access to educational opportunity is an individual right and societal responsibility,” said Hurlburt. “The Special Education PTO does a great job ensuring that the voices of children with learning disabilities are heard and I am proud to work with them in support of this important mission.”
This year, Hurlburt helped pass legislation that made several changes to the state’s special education law including improvements to the Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for special education students.
Earlier this year, Hurlburt joined constituent Catherine Britschock of Willington at the State Capitol to help raise awareness of the importance of special education services to the lives of thousands of Connecticut children. Britschock and Hurlburt were joined by Governor Dannel Malloy, parents, families and educators from around the state at a reception sponsored by the Special Education PTO Alliance. Britschock is the mother of a special education student and helped organize the event.
SEPTO works within local communities to encourage school districts, legislators, and families to work together. The organization strives to understand, support, and enhance education, and provide greater opportunities for children with special needs. SEPTO serves Ashford, Mansfield, Stafford, Tolland, Willington and other surrounding towns in Northeast Connecticut.
For more information on Success SEPTO or their September 12 event, please call Cathy Britschock at 860-429-8333 or Brenda Stenglein at 860-429-1059. You can also visit SEPTO online at www.successsepto.org