The Pleasantville Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is a district-wide Parent Teacher Association organized for the specific purpose of providing information and support to parents and caregivers of children with special needs, including those with 504 plans or IEP’s, receiving RTI or general building level support. Our mission is to create a true sense of community for all families of children with disabilities, from EI and CPSE through high school to age 21. SEPTA sponsors speakers, parent gatherings, library resources and educational programs in an effort to create a true parent support, community network. All are welcome. For more information, contact one of our SEPTA officers.

2013-14 Membership is currently CLOSED                                                                                                         The Site was last updated on 7/9/14                  

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The Pleasantville SEPTA is proud to present our 8th Annual
"Colleges with a Difference" Fair.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Pleasantville High School
Keynote Speaker at 6:00pm
: Dr. Jane Thierfeld-Brown, the co-director of College Autism Spectrum and Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
7:00pm to 9:00pm Traditional College Fair for students with diverse disabilities in the High School Cafeteria.


The Pleasantville Lab School at Pace University is currently accepting referrals for the 2104-2015 school year. 
CLICK HERE for Program details.


RECENT SEPTA HAPPENINGS:                                            Click Here To Download our SEPTA Tri Fold!  

SEPTA's Year End Celebration Event was at Batonnage Wine Bar on May 14th!
Congratulations to all of the people who have helped us make a difference in our community: 

PARENT OF THE YEAR: Julie Gold Anderson 
$4,000 in INDIEGOGO Teacher Wish List Items were distributed!

   Excellent "Understanding the Common Core" presentation on 3/12!
                   Many thanks to
 Dr. McGuffog for breaking it down and to our special guests, Lisa Rodriguez, Curriculum Coordinator and Melissa Brown, Literacy Coach in the Pleasantville School District.
SEE EVENT FLYER HERE. This event was videotaped and is posted on VIDEO LINK


  Wonderful Special Event at the JBFC: "Dad's in Heaven with Nixon"
An amazing night about the true story of triumph and tragedy across three generations.
This film is available at the Mt Pleasant Library. Watch it at home today or coming soon to! Learn more about Chris and his family's story at:

  "Kids in the Syndrome Mix: A Medical and Legal Perspective." 
This free workshop was a unique opportunity to gain medical and legal perspective and participate in a Q&A session with two experts in the field. This event was videotaped and is available on demand here:
Here are the links to the 12/11 event videos, which were edited in two segments:
Link to Seg 1: Dr. Martin Kutscher - Medical Perspective
Link to Seg 2: Sheryl Frishman, Esq - Legal Perspective
Co-Sponsored by Martin Kutscher MD, Littman Krooks LLP & The Pleasantville SEPTA

          Moving On
"Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences for College."

A Day-Long Conference for Parents, Students and Educators at the Pace University-Pleasantville Campus.
See Speaker Schedule and their Bios here.

Speakers' power point presentations: FRED VOLKMAR, KATHLEEN KOENIG, VIRGINIA HODGE

NOTE: Jane Brown's presentation content is available in her books, but cannot be posted. You can still purchase her books at The Pleasantville Bookstore. Call (914) 769-8322 to order.



The VIP FIND ME Program collects pertinent information about special needs students to be used by first responders in the case of an emergency. VIP Kits were distributed at an October event in Pleasantville.
Click here to download the REGISTRATION FORM .

Join the VIP Students on March 13th at 7pm for "Band Night!"

Questions? Contact: Colleen Wagner at or on follow their Facebook page at


  Visit the Pleasantville SEPTA Parenting Collection at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

The Pleasantville Special Education Parent Teacher Association (Pleasantville SEPTA) has partnered with the Mount Pleasant Public Library to create an inclusive, multi-media
parenting collection. Use this link to learn more and
view the collection