We are parents and advocates of children with special needs who attend EUSD schools. We have volunteered to serve on the Parent Council because we strongly believe we can make a difference in our community.
To foster the inclusion, respect, and understanding of children with special needs through innovative programs and community events.
To serve as a support network for students with special needs and their families.
To facilitate activities and events for all students to raise awareness, acceptance, and understanding of our differences, as well as our similarities.
To promote communication between special education parents and the school district, including individual school sites.
To serve as a forum to share ideas and information pertaining to special education within the EUSD.
To collaborate with the school community to continually improve the educational opportunities for individuals with special needs.
- Inclusion in Action -
In the classroom,
on the playground,
The Special Education Parent Council is comprised of PTA Special Education Liaisons from each school within the Encinitas Union School District. These dedicated parent volunteers serve on their school's PTA boards, providing an inclusive voice for our students with special needs and their families, and influencing both the budgeting and planning processes for PTA programs at each school site. They also plan and implement their school's annual Inclusion in Action program. The Liaisons work closely with Room Parents to promote awareness of the unique needs of our students with special needs to encourage inclusive practices in all parent-directed classroom activities. Click HERE to contact your school's Liaison.
PTA Special Education Liaisons
The mission of the Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF) Special Education Chapter is to fund inclusion activities on all nine EUSD campuses, supporting over 800 students with special needs. SOAR (Sharing Our Acceptance and Respect), mini-grants for staff promoting inclusion in both general and special education classrooms, family social events, and Buddy Benches are a few of the programs supported by the EEF Special Education Chapter. The chapter is governed by an elected board that includes both parents and district staff. Click HERE to donate to the EEF Special Education Chapter. Email:
EEF Special Education Chapter
The North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) is a group of 14 school districts in north coastal San Diego County that collaborate and consolidate resources for special education. Each district participates in NCCSE's Community Advisory Committee (CAC) by providing two parent representatives and one staff representative. The EUSD Director of Pupil Personnel Services attends CAC planning meetings twice annually and meets with EUSD CAC Representatives regularly. This team works collaboratively to identify district Special Education priorities as related to the NCCSE CAC framework.