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Mead students experience reading with a simulated vision disability

What does it feel like to have a disability? The Margaret Mead Elementary School PTSA wanted students to be able to empathize with their peers who face mobility, learning or other challenges. As part of Disability Awareness Month, they set up a Disability Awareness Fair with eight learning stations.

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Everything you need to know about the Special Education Program for students in the Lake Washington School District

2017-18 Newsletters:

  • November 2017:
    A Message from Paul Vine; OSPI News - Rescinding of Federal Guidance Regarding IDEA; Spotlight and Highlights; Special Services Program Review - 5 Year Action Plan (Assistive Technology Objectives Update); New LWSD Website: Special Services; Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities; PTSA Special Needs Liaisons; Upcoming LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Meeting; Save the Date: PTSA Special Needs Group Meetings
  • September 2017:
    Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year; New LWSD Website; Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities; October is National Disabilities Awareness Month; Welcome New Special Education Certificated Staff; Ladder of Support; LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG); LWPTSA Council Special Needs Liaison Recruitment; Upcoming LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Meetings; Child Care is available during our meeting time; Save the Date

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2016-17 Newsletters

  • July 2017:
    Upcoming LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Meetings 2017-18; LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Parent Survey; Travel plans this summer? You can't miss this article from CNN!; Community Care Summer Camp; Monthly Ask an Ombuds Hour
  • March/April 2017:
    April is Autism Awareness Month: Museum Exhibit at Museum of Special Art; The Arc of King County – Preparing for Transition to Middle School; Upcoming LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Meetings; Save the Date: Mark your calendar for this upcoming PTSA Special Needs Group Meetings; Monthly Ask an Ombuds Hour

  • March 2017:
    Special Education Program Review: Board Linkage Follow-up; Upcoming LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Meetings; Save the Date: Mark your calendar for these next upcoming PTSA Special Needs Group Meetings; NEW! Launching Monthly Ask an Ombuds Hour
  • January 2017:
    Welcome Back! Linkage Session Feedback and Notes; Upcoming LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Meetings
  • August 2016:
    Welcome Debbie Wagner, Associate Director of Special Services - Lake Washington Learning Community; Important Health Information Reminders; Special Services Program Review Update; Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities; October is National Disabilities Awareness Month; LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group/Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

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