Special Education Group

2019-2020 Special Education Chair: Laurel Spaeth, special.education@lwptsa.net

The Lake Washington PTSA Special Education Group (formerly Special Needs Group) is made up of Lake Washington School District community members whose students receive special services (IEPs) and accommodations (504s) as well as interested staff and students. The group meets every school month except for December and June. We hear from speakers, have an extensive lending library, learn about resources in the community, network with other parents and keep updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with disabilities.

Considering a move to the Lake Washington School District? Please contact us for the latest copy of our parent brochure at specialeducation@lwptsa.net

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Informal networking with other parents and the Special Services staff begins at 6:30pm with coffee and cookies, while the speakers will begin at 7pm. Student care will be provided. Look for the emails to RSVP for the care. If you require an interpreter please contact us prior to a meeting.

  • September 17, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • January 21, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 17, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • May 19, 2020

Parent Advisory Committee

Since September 2013, the PAC has met monthly during the school year with LWSD Director of Special Education, to work on a wide variety of topics to help all LWSD families. Current priorities are listed below. We welcome your input and feedback – email the Special Education Group.

  1. Improvements to LWSD Special Education Website
  2. Input on transition information and protocol
  3. School liaison program
  4. Providing input to LWSD’s Special Services 5-year plan and its progress
  5. Family engagement
  6. Implementation of consistency regarding Special Education Needs information dissemination
  7. Consideration on how parents can provide input for “promotion day”  (when teachers meet to transition IEP students to the next school)

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