Special Programs & Services News
Message from the Team:
Welcome Back Families,
Our Special Programs team is excited to return to serving students for the 2022-2023 school year! We hope your student has had a great first few days back to school! Our team proudly serves students in the areas of Special Education, Section 504, Homebound services, and Response to Intervention. This year we are looking forward to continued partnerships with our families, honoring student voice and choice and supporting students with building independence.
We have been hard at work in improving our resources to support you in navigating Special Programs. Check out our latest Essential Resources:
Monthly, we will send Special Programs newsletters to provide you with insight into how you can support your child’s needs at home and in the community. We will continue having our parent education events where you have the opportunity to build relationships with our teams, other parents and ask questions. We look forward to highlighting our students and staff as well!
Welcome back! Here’s to a great year!
Executive Director of Special Programs and Services
In This Issue
Parent Education Events
We are moving our parent meetings back to in-person! For the first time ever, we will be hosting all of our parent meetings in one place. From 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month, we will be meeting at Reed Elementary School. You will have the opportunity to attend multiple parent sessions. Each session will run for 30 minutes. For those of you who are unable to attend in-person, we will continue to hold our Coffee Chats virtually. Our Coffee Chats will remain opportunities for you to ask questions to leaders from a variety of Special Programs departments. All session presentations will be housed on the Parent Meeting Archive for asynchronous access.
Save the Dates:
Family Education Night
September 21, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022
September 23, 2022
October 21, 2022
November 19, 2022
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Special Education Elementary: @spedelem22 This class is for parents of students in elementary who have an IEP.
Special Education Secondary: @spedsec22 This class is for parents of students in middle or high school who have an IEP.
Special Programs Autism: @sprogaus22 This class is for parents of students with Autism.
Special Programs 504: @sprog50422 This class is for parents of students who have a 504 plan.
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SELF Program Tours
Skills for Enhancing Lifelong Fulfillment, commonly referred to as SELF, is one of our 18+ Transition Services. SELF helps students gain the skills needed for a meaningful, sustainable, and viable life in the community. Our Transition team is hosting SELF and 18+ tours this school year. If you are interested in learning more about the programs, view the flyer and RSVP.
International Sign Languages Day
Self-Determination Skill of the Month
Decision Making is all about weighing consequences and making a choice. You can help your student learn to make decisions by allowing them to have choices during everyday activities. These activities can be simple tasks such as choosing their clothes, activities, or snacks. View the poster of the month to learn more about decision making at home. You can also visit our Self-Determination page to explore the other skills.