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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 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.