Category Archives: Other

Newton SEPAC presents Mental Health in Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Join Newton’s SEPAC to hear from a leading expert in psychiatry about the prevalence of mental health disorders among children and young adults with developmental disabilities and autism. Dr. Kerim Munir will provide data and recommendations to parents based on his research and experience in this field.

Dr. Munir, MD, MPH, DSc is the Director of Psychiatry at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, which is a Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

March 12th, 7:15 pm Networking, 7:30 pm presentation begins

Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Room 217

METCO Advocacy Day

Raise your voice for school integration and educational equity at METCO’s annual Advocacy Day.  The rally begins at 9:00 am in Nurse’s Hall and the Grand Staircase. The program will include students, district leaders, and elected officials speaking about the impact of the program. Then at 10:45 am, groups visit legislators and remind them how essential METCO is to Boston and the suburbs.

To make an appointment with your legislator, visit!

March 19th,  9:00 – 11:30 am
Massachusetts State House

Green Newton’s Schools Connections meeting March 14th

The Green Newton’s Schools Connections Group’s goal is to establish “green standards” for Newton schools and to work on a variety of areas, including recycling, composting, food recovery and school garden projects. Together, we can all help to implement green initiatives in each Newton school. If you would like to participate, please contact   Kids are welcome.

March 14th, 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

Free private screening of a film about anxiety

Dearborn Academy is screening the film “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” The film shines a light on the effects of anxiety on children and teens and how they can find solutions, confidence and hope.

Following the 56-minute film, internationally-renowned speaker and author Robert Brooks, Ph.D., and Dearborn staff member Amy Piepiora, associate director of clinical services, will discuss ways to combat angst.

Tickets are free, but preregistration is required. Space is limited! Refreshments will be served. To reserve tickets, visit

March 26th, 6:30 pm
Dearborn Academy, 575 Washington Street, Newton

Superintendent’s Forum on Vaping: The Growing Youth Health Epidemic

Superintendent David Fleishman will host a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth.

The evening will include a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey will provide the keynote for the event and medical experts and NPS educators will provide information, insight, and education for families and community members.

Mark your calendar and join this very important free event. To RSVP, please follow this link:

April 2nd,  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Road