Special Education Parent Network (SEPN)

The Special Education Parent Network (SEPN) is designed to promote meaningful involvement for anyone parenting a child with a disability. Our focus is to assist parents in getting the best information possible about their child’s development and appropriate educational program, plus access to dependable special education resources. It is important for parents to understand the special education process, so they can most effectively advocate for their children.

Our program provides free, flexible, and confidential services to families, delivered where and when it is most convenient for them. We serve families with children aged 3-21 who have been identified with a disability or who are presumed to have a disability, whether preschool, school age, or planning for the transition to adulthood beyond high school.

The SEPN of the Adirondack/North Country is one of 14 Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Centers funded by the NY State Department of Education Office of Special Education. Our services are available to families in the Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington and Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES Districts. We work with schools, agencies and other community resources throughout this region to provide community-based support and resources. We can provide you with the most current information on state and federal special education policy discussions affecting students with disabilities, and the tools for making your opinions heard by policy makers. In addition to drop-in services at our office locations in Clinton and Franklin Counties, we offer travel-to-you parent consultations and special education trainings and events in other areas of our service region for your convenience.

For questions or to make an appointment, please contact us:


Laurie H. Booth-Trudo, Project Director and Parent Trainer

Call 518-561-4999 ex.116Email


Jordan Stickney, Parent Trainer

Call (518) 481-7281Email

Tupper Lake

Donna Tanner, Parent Trainer

(518) 359-8167Email