Special Education Parent Newsletter
A Message From The Director
Hello Parents and Guardians,
March is here, and did you know that it is Disability Awareness Month? This year, we have a few activities to bring awareness to all campuses. Each campus was given a digital file of resources to use throughout the month, and we have one community activity planned. This is just the beginning and we hope to shine a brighter light on disabilities next year.
The below videos are examples of what was shared with campuses to share with all students.
Special Education Parent Leadership Council Updates
The SE PLC met in March and we were very busy. The committee met to preview and provide feedback on information that will be shared with parents via our website very soon. Stay tuned for more information on our parent video series! Additionally, we talked about our upcoming Disability Awareness Month activities and planned for some parent training coming up in April. There is more information on the training below.
We are so excited about this opportunity to seek information and feedback directly from our parent group so that we can provide meaningful and timely information to you as well.
PARENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
For anyone seeking extracurricular activities for their students with special needs, our adapted PE teacher, Kerbee Gratz, was kind enough to compile a list of Central Texas activities. Thanks, Coach Gratz, for this great information!
The updated Texas Dyslexia Handbook, linked below, is in effect as of February 10th, 2022.
The handbook was updated in 2021 with final approval occurring in February, 2022. Appendices and other supporting materials will be posted as they become available.
March Madness Event-March 23, 2022
In honor of Disability Awareness Month, the high school and our Special Olympics team are hosting March Madness on March 23, 2022. This is a basketball event where our students with special needs will participate in activity stations and show off their basketball skills. I hear there will even be a dunk contest! I hope you will join us for this fun event.
Parent Training Opportunity-April 5, 2022
Please join us as our guest speaker, Elizabeth Danner, shares valuable information regarding transition planning. As the transition specialist for the Education Service Center in Region 13, Elizabeth provides training and information related to graduation and post-school planning for students with disabilities, in collaboration with schools, families, and agencies. She works to ensure connection to Community, Career/Contribution, and Continued Learning for all adults.
It is never too early to be thinking about what your child may need at the next level. If that next level is elementary, middle school, high school, or beyond, we want our students and parents to be prepared and have the skills and supports they need to succeed to the best of their ability.