Special education Q&A at library

The Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council will host an “Ask the Advocate” session Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St.. The event will feature a panel of three special education advocates: Lisa Brown, creator of the Special Education Advocacy Network; Susan Haberman, a longtime special education teacher and consultant; and Elaine Rabbitt, a parent-support specialist who mentors and coaches families on being an advocate for their children. The panel will take questions from parents or other family members interested in learning more about a variety of special education topics, from IEPs to Section 504 and what it means to families. The event is free and open to the public, but for seating purposes an RSVP is requested; e-mail nspac1@gmail.com. To learn more about the advocates leading Thursday’s discussion, visit www.nspac.org.