SEPTA News & Upcoming Events

SuperMarioQRWantagh SEPTA Family Movie Night showing Super Mario Bros. Movie at Bellmore Playhouse on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6 pm. Join us in a judgement free space to enjoy a movie together.

Go to our memberhub to purchase tickets:

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Join Board

Wantagh SEPTA is looking to fill some board positions involving programming, ways and means, and membership. If you are interested in joining the SEPTA Board for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the form that can be found online here. The deadline for submissions is April 17th. Please spread the word. We welcome you and hope to hear from you.


At the Wednesday, March 15 meeting our guest speaker was Dr. Michael J. Hynes, the superintendent of schools in the Port Washington school district on Long Island in New York. "He is one of the most creative, innovative, and unconventional thinkers in education today." - Diane Ravitch. He’s also a public school advocate, TEDx and keynote speaker and author. His presentation was on "Setting High Expectations: How to Navigate the System to Support Your Child's Needs". Click here to read the article "What My Child With Down Syndrome Taught Me" he wrote for the November 2022 issue of School Administrator.
Attached is his presentation.
Watch his Tedx Talk at Adelphi University: 


January 2022 Meeting

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm in Room 150 of Wantagh High School.

"Understanding Behavior: Strategies for Increasing Positive Interactions" presented by Nicole Iannarone, MA, L-BCBA of Cornerstone Behavioral Services. She discussed the Introduction & Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis. Cornerstone Behavioral Services is an agency based in Long Island which has been serving in and around our neighboring communities providing families with supported treatments for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more at their website.

Attached is the PowerPoint presentation.

To watch the Zoom recording of this meeting:
Passcode: PY+T2kvk 

Video Still Available from our Special Virtual Meeting:

Special Meeting


Monday, October 24 at 7:30 pm Special Virtual Meeting with Guest Speaker Kate Swenson (Via Zoom)

Hi all, we are so grateful to Kate Swenson for her real, honest talk filled with hope and joy. She shared her family's journey of acceptance and love as they "settled into autism". If you were unable to join us or if you would like to watch it again, here is the link and passcode to our virtual meeting:

Link: | Passcode: 5u?BK#h*

Thank you to all who were able to join us and share in a special virtual meeting. Here are some ways to follow Kate Swenson, creator of Finding Cooper's Voice and author of Forever Boy:


The More Than Foundation website supporting caregivers and families:

Follow on social media:



As Kate pointed out, "Isolation is the silent killer of families with special needs and most of the world has no idea". We would like to remind you all that Wantagh SEPTA is here with resources and support.

Vecchio House Holiday Decorations

Thanks to Mallory Wilson for writing the article in the Herald about the Vecchio house holiday decorations! And thanks again and again to the Vecchio family for making Wantagh SEPTA the recipient of donations made from their holiday display!

Here is a Special Education presentation from the Wantagh School District PPS office to update us on 2020 information and initiatives: 

View it here.