Seymour Special Education Parent’s Advisory Council (SEPAC), a parent support group founded in 1988, has a partnership with the Seymour Community Schools. Their mission is to increase recognition and understanding of children, youth and adults with special needs. SEPAC officers also meet with Special Education Administration to collaborate on a School and Community Partnership. Monthly meetings are held which give parents a time to meet and support each other.
SEPAC offers a scholarship to a student with a special need and a student planning to study special education or an associated field. They also assist with the Prince and Princess contest during the Oktoberfest, and sponsor the Arts and Craft Market annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the American Legion Annex.
They can be contacted by calling: Beth White 525-2292; Kristye Lewis 521-0901; Mary Carlson 580-1008; or Shelie Brummett 569-4212. Their address is PO Box 1028, Seymour, IN 47274.
The Jackson County Transition Council holds an county-wide transition fair for all students will disabilities in the spring of each year. Contact The Arc of Jackson County for more information.
IN*SOURCE provides parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities. Jackson County is located in their region 13, and is served by Paula Teague of Bedford. She can be reached by calling (812) 329-2811.
Indiana Disability Rights (Formerly Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services) can help ensure access to a free appropriate public education in both a safe and least restrictive environment. They may help you to advocate for yourself, or you may choose to have an IDR advocate work with you or on your behalf. Some situations are so complex, that you may need the help of an attorney from IDR. IDR can be reached by calling 800-622-4845, or TDD at 800-838-1131.
Indiana Department of Special Education team ensures that all eligible students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The following exceptionalities are included: autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. The team ensures that Indiana is in compliance with the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act through monitoring of special education programs, oversight of community and residential programs, provision of mediation and due process rights, and sound fiscal management. They can be reached by calling (317) 232‐0570.