SEPTA News & Upcoming Events

Phils Pizza

Feed Your Family Every Wednesday in December at a Great Local Pizzeria!

Phil’s Pizzeria on Wantagh Avenue is offering to donate a percentage of sales to SEPTA’s scholarships, grants and more. Every Wednesday in December, show them our Phils flyer and support SEPTA while you get a delicious meal! 

January 2022 MeetingWednesday, 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 will discuss 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.


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Planet PlayQR codeWantagh SEPTA is hosting a free Family Fun Day at Planet Play in Bellmore. Children of Wantagh SEPTA members in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to have fun in a judgement free zone on January 16, 2023 from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Each child will receive a $6 arcade card to use. It will be open play, but no food will be served. This is not a drop-off event and only 1 parent/guardian is allowed per family. Space is limited, so first-come first-served! Register at or use the QR code. Any questions contact us at [email protected].

Basket WinnerOur Country Christmas Basket at Wantagh El's Turkey Trot & Fall Festival

Thanks to everyone who bought raffles for our Country Christmas basket at Wantagh Elementary’s Turkey Trot! We have a winner drawn by our wonderful helper Mason. Congratulations to Keith & April Burkitt!

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.

AdultEdSpNeedsHere's a wonderful program offering from Wantagh Adult Education:
Parents have numerous issues to consider in planning for the long-term wellbeing of their children with special needs. With new tax laws and changes in government benefits, planning becomes even more important. This program will examine aspects that need to be considered in developing a life plan that will help to provide the best future possible. Topics will include: Creating financial security during uncertain times; Strategies to protect your child's assets; Special Needs Trusts; Government Benefits; Guardianship; and Future housing. Instructor: Jeffrey R. Silverman, JD CFP®. Mr. Silverman is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and attorney. His financial planning practice has offices in Syosset and Hauppauge, New York.
1 Session - Thursday December 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Wantagh High School RM 124
Instructor: Jeffery Silverman
FEE: $20.00
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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.