Special Education Family Engagement

  • The Offices of Specialized Services and Family Engagement and Community Partnerships work together to offer families of students receiving specialized services opportunities to: 

    • gain information to make informed decisions 
    • connect to other families, their schools and the district
    • learn about available resources
    • feel supported

Opportunities for Special Education Families to Connect

  • Special Education Family Engagement Events

  • Special Education Parent Academy at Txuj Ci Lower Campus

  • Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Meetings

  • SEAC Facebook Group

  • SEAC Chatter

  • MySPPS App

Special Education Parent Academy

  • Connecting families who have children with an IEP attending Txuj Ci Lower Campus. Special Education Parent Academy assists parents with understanding the school and special education systems to be effective advocates for their child's education and make informed decisions.

  • Objective

  • Program Outline

  • Program Offerings

  • Flyers

  • Register


  • Learn about upcoming workshops for special education families.

  • Charting the LifeCourse Workshop

  • ABCs of the IEP for Parents of Transition-Age Students

Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities

  • Find resources for your child with disabilities or your whole family. 

  • Academic and Educational

  • Language Specific and Multicultural

  • Disability Specific

  • Early Childhood (birth to 5 years old)

  • Family and Community Support Services

  • Financial and Legal

  • Health and Wellness (Health, Medical, Safety & Therapy)

  • Recreation and Camps

  • High School Transition (14-21 years old)

  • Community and Recreation

  • Education and Training

  • Employment

  • Health and Wellness

  • Housing and Home Living

  • Post-Secondary Transition Planning



    Special Education Family Engagement Events

    Special Education Family Engagement events are planned throughout the school year for families of students with disabilities to connect with other families and resources, and learn additional ways to support their students for increased success.


    Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Meetings

    SEAC meetings are held monthly and are an opportunity for families of students in Special Education to engage with other parents, staff and interested community members. SEAC members provide input on special education issues to the Director of Special Education.  Attending meetings is a way to become more knowledgeable about Special Education, develop relationships with Special Education staff, network with other families and make positive change for all students. Parents are encouraged to attend any time as a guest or to become a SEAC member. 

    For more:    Call 651-767-3434    Email jackie.kelly@spps.org    Link  additional information


    NEW Resource Page for Families of Students with Disabilities

    Find resources for your child with disabilities or your whole family. 


    SEAC Facebook Group

    SPPS Special Education Advisory Council Facebook Group shares news, events and resources that support the disability community. You're invited to join, engage in conversation, comment and share. Check it out. Link to SEAC Facebook Group


    SEAC Chatter 

    Resources from community organizations about resources, upcoming events and opportunities are shared via email. Choose to open if the subject line intrigues you, or just delete. Reply if you have something to add. To participate, email jackie.kelly @spps.org and ask to be added to SEAC Chatter. 


    My SPPS App

    Access important information at your fingertips. Download the My SPPS App on your smartphone. The My SPPS App has a button on the second page, that directs you to the Special Education website where you'll find: About Special Education, Contact Information, ECSE, English Learners with Special Needs, Programs and Services, and Parent Resources.