The Quincy Parent Advisory Council to Special Education (QPAC) is a formally organized group of parents and other interested individuals committed to the best education for all students within the Quincy Public Schools. Established in 1977, QPAC fulfills the requirements and duties set forth within Massachusetts special education laws and regulations (pdf).
QPAC also serves as a network for parents and others to share information and resources relative to special education and disabilities. We provide insights, techniques, support, and encouragement through informal discussions and special presentations, as well as through our website, newsletter, e-mail list, and Facebook page.
QPAC collaborates with the School Committee and the district to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities. We work with the Quincy School Committee and Quincy Public Schools to evaluate and review special education programs, policies, and procedures.
QPAC promotes an educational environment where all students have equal access to programs and opportunities. We encourage the inclusion of children with disabilities in the life of the school and support their right to be educated in the least restrictive environment. QPAC encourages the understanding and acceptance of students with disabilities within the community. We collaborate with local organizations to provide activities and resources to children with disabilities and their families.
QPAC is a member of the Quincy Drug Task Force, a multi-disciplinary collaboration designed to promote community awareness, education, prevention and treatment of substance abuse in the City of Quincy. QPAC belongs to MassPAC, a statewide organization providing information, training, and networking opportunities to Massachusetts special education parent advisory councils and the professionals who collaborate with them. QPAC has also participated in the A.P.P.L.E. (Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in Education) Project, a collaboration between the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Institute for Community Inclusion.
QPAC E-mail List
Keep informed by signing up for our e-mail list! Members receive periodic e-mails from QPAC with meeting and event reminders, as well as resources, ideas, and important information about special education and related topics. To Join our e-mail list, just fill out the form below!