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OUTREACH

Outreach - Exceptional Student

This committee is in great need of a leader. If you are interested in heading up this program as a representative for the Iron Horse School, we have many volunteers who are happy to assist. Please contact your PTA president, Diana Davis at dianamdavis@comcast.net for further information.

Who We Are

The PTA Special Needs Committee fosters collaboration among parents, teachers, schools, and the community to support children with special needs.  Many schools have a Special Needs Committee Representative on their local PTA who represents the school on our council committee, provides information back to the school, and may plan programs or get-acquainted gatherings for the school site. 

What We Do

  • Provide information and support to parents and staff so they can help children with special needs succeed.
  • Help ALL children and adults understand and appreciate challenges faced by children with special needs.
  • Work legislatively to secure and retain adequate laws and funding for children with special needs.

As part of our educational outreach, we are planning a valuable array of programs to provide support for parents and educators of children with special needs for the 2020-2021 school year, including:

  • Evening Programs:  Several evening programs will be offered throughout the year, on various topics related to children and youth with special needs.
  • Annual Parenting Conference:  We will arrange a variety of breakout sessions for the annual Parenting Conference in late February/early March of 2016.  Please look for conference information later in the fall.
  • Ability Awareness: We will provide and support ability awareness workshops and simulations to students, parents and staff.