• EPEC Logo: Exceptional Parents of Exceptional Children Our Mission:  To bring together and support families, caregivers, and educators of children with exceptional needs in SD308. 

  • Officers

    President - Stefan Bjes
    Vice President Communication - Desiree Meyer
    Secretary - Jackie Bjes
    *There are open board spots if anyone is interested


    What EPEC is:

    • A liaison between the district and parents of exceptional children 
    • A support group for parents 
    • A resource for schools and their HSA/HSO/PTO/PTA 


    What EPEC is NOT:

    • An advocate for IEP/504 documents or meetings
    • An authority on exceptional children
    • Employed by the District


    Follow us on Twitter: @EPECSD308

  • The Dos and Don'ts in the Use of Time Out and Physical Restraint: APRIL'S EPIC PARENT MEETING

    Posted by Eric Watt on 4/19/2022

    This session will review the latest regulations in Illinois that govern the use of time out and physical restraint and problem areas that have been identified in schools that need to be remedied.  


    Bev Johns is the current President of the LDA Illinois.

    She is an educator who has worked in public schools for well over 33 years with students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders.  She is a former Administrator at the Garrison Alternative School for Students with Significant Behavioral Challenges. A former Professional Fellow at MacMurray College and she is the author of 23 books in the field of special education.

    Topic: The Do's and Don'ts in the Use of Time Out and Physical Restraint 


    Apr 19, 2022


    06:30 PM 

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    Meeting ID: 987 6191 8008

    Passcode: 901043


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  • EPIC Parent Meeting Presentation

    Posted by Dr. Eric Watt on 1/25/2022

    On Monday, January 24th, 2022, EPIC and the Special Education Department partnered to provide a virtual presentation to parents regarding IEP meetings.

    Who gets invited to an IEP meeting and why?  Why does the meeting agenda include the specific topics that they do?

    Below are links to the presentation that was shared with families that attended the virtual meeting.

    Click this link to Open the Presentation in English

    Click this link to Open the Presentation in Spanish

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  • The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois Fall Conference

    Posted by Dr. Eric Watt on 9/20/2021 7:30:00 AM

    The Learning Disabilities Association
    of Illinois Fall Conference


    October 2, 2021
    8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
    Also, The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois is proud to announce its line-up for the Fall Conference on October 2, 2021, from 8:00am to 3:15pm.
    Guest speakers are Matt Cohen, JD, Dr. Doug Fuchs, Connie Parr, Dr. Margaret Carroll and Bev Johns.  Register today at ldaillinois.org Click on "Events" then click the red "Register Here" button.

    Professional Development Credits are available for those who sign in between 8 and 8:15am.
    Parents attend free and receive a free membership of LDA of Illinois, members of LDA are free, and non-member fee is $20 which can be applied to a $55 membership if you apply by Sept. 26th.  Student fee is $5.
    To honor our former board member, Karen Tipp, a stipend for psychologists or social workers is available under certain conditions.  Apply using the form online at:  www.ldaillinois.org
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Last Modified on April 19, 2022