All SEPTA services are completely confidential and free of charge.

IEP Buddy Program

Several of our SEPTA officers are trained to assist you in preparing for and can attend meetings as an advocate for parents and guardians. These services can be provided for any special needs related meetings, not just IEPs. We will meet with you before the meeting to brainstorm and strategize. We can be involved as much or as little as you are comfortable with. If desired we can attend meetings with you for support and/or to take notes. We are here to support you in achieving your goals for your child's education and services.

Resource Audit

SEPTA officers are available to meet with you to review your family's needs and goals related to your child's special needs. We will help look at services your family is currently receiving or may be eligible for that can help meet your needs. This could include: state services, local programs, therapy, recreational services, federal programs like Social Security and school based supports. When appropriate we can help with the application process.

Financial Planning/Budgeting Support

Our SEPTA treasurer can assist you in reviewing your financial situation and creating a budget and future financial plan for your family. This can include referrals to federal or state tax programs and information about ABLE accounts. Our SEPTA president is also knowledgeable about special needs trusts and can answer questions.