Special Education Family Engagement

  • 2016-17 Events:

    Thursday, September 15 - SEAC 

    Thursday, September 29 - Somali Taageer 

    Thursday, October 13 - SEAC

    Saturday, October 29 - Hmong Mental Health Fair

    • Topic: Hmong mental health leaders, health care professionals and educators present a panel discussion and breakout sessions

    Thursday, November 10 - SEAC

    Wednesday, November 16 - Special Education Family Groups

    • Topic: ABCs of the IEP - Presented by Pacer in English, Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish

    Thursday, December 1 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Meet Up

    • Activities for families to do together, Parent Panel about school accomodations and gym activites for students and siblings organized by the Sanneh Foundation.

    Thursday, December 8 - All PACs Summit

    Thursday, December 15 - SEAC

    Thursday, January 12 - SEAC

    Thursday, January 26 - Special Education Family Groups and Somali Taageer

    • Topic: Special Education 101 - Presented by Arc Greater Twin Cities in English

    Thursday, February 9 - SEAC

    Saturday, February 25 - Thinking College Early Fair 

    Thursday, March 9 - SEAC 

    Thursday, March 30 - Special Education Family Groups and Somali Taageer

    • Topic: Special Education Transition Services and Somali Taageer - Presented by Arc Greater Twin Cities in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish

    Thursday, April 13 - SEAC

    Tuesday, April 18 - A workshop for Hmong families presented in Hmong at Phalen Lake Elememtary

    • Special Education: What Do I Need to Know?

    Thursday, April 27 - Special Education Family Groups

    • Topic:  Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs

    Thursday, May 11 - SEAC


    Special Education Family Groups

    Families with children in Special Education are invited to attend any or all Special Education Family Groups. Special Education Family Groups topics change monthly and are a chance for families to share experiences, gain resources and build community. Special Education Family Groups are held monthly at 360 Colborne St- Bridge View School from 5:30-7:30 pm. A pizza dinner is served from 5:30-6:00 pm. Childcare and interpretation are available upon request if needed to attend. For additional information click here.

    For questions or to register call Jackie Kelly 651-767-3437 or email jackie.kelly@spps.org.

    Somali Taageer

    SPPS Somali familes with children in  special education are invited to attend Somali Taageer.  SPPS and Arc Greater Twin Cities partner to offer families this support group with the intention to empower parents and provide information on resources. The Somali Taageer Group will help the community talk about:

    • Navigating the school system
    • Breaking down the cultural barriers and stigma about disability
    • Helping parents help each other
    • Providing emotional support through educational programs


    Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Meetings

    SEAC meetings are held monthly and are an opportunity for families of children in Special Education to engage with other parents, staff and interested community members. SEAC members provide input on special education issues to the Interim Director of the Office of Specialized Services.  Attending meetings are a way to become more knowledgable about Special Education, develop relationships with Special Education staff and network with other families. Parents are encouraged to attend any time as a guest or to become a SEAC member. For additional infomation click here.

    For questions or to register call Jackie Kelly 651-767-3437 or email jackie.kelly@spps.org.

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