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Exceptional Education (Formerly known as Special Needs)





Who We Are
The PTA Exceptional Education 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 Exceptional Learners with special needs succeed.
  • Help ALL children and adults understand and appreciate challenges faced by children who are exceptional learners.
  • Work legislatively to secure and retain adequate laws and funding for children who are exceptional learners.
As part of our educational outreach, we typically plan a valuable array of programs to provide support for parents and educators of children who are exceptional learners.
  • Evening Programs:  Several evening programs will be offered throughout the year, on various topics related to children and youth who are exceptional learners.
  • Annual Parenting Conference:  TBD 
  • Ability Awareness:   TBD.  SRV Council of PTAs traditionally provides and supports ability awareness workshops and simulations to students, parents and staff.
Join Our e-mail Distribution List
We e-mail information about our upcoming programs, as well as other local programs of interest to the community, through the SRV Council  Exceptional Education (aka Special Needs) Constant Contact list. Please go to our website and click on the Join Email List button to receive the monthly council newsletter which always includes a Special Needs article. Also, during school registration, please select “Special Needs” on your interest form and you will receive information about campus events throughout the year. The Exceptional Education Committee also maintains a web site. Our site includes information about our events as well as events and resources from other organizations dedicated to special needs issues in our community. To receive the quarterly Special Needs newsletter, please click on the Join Email List on this webpage.
For the most current information about programs, events and resources shared by the Exceptional Education Committee of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.



Dyslexia Awareness Month:  October


Special Needs Coffee:  Sept. 21, 2021
  • 8:30 am
  • Zoom
  • Register by link in  Bear Facts

Autism Awareness Month:  April

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