Parents as Partners
If you have questions or concerns about your child's IEP or 504 plan, here's who to contact:
504 Plans - your school counselor
Evaluations and Testing - your school Educational Diagnostician
Medical Concerns - your school nurse
Building Scheduling and Services - your school administrator (principal or assistant principal)
If after contacting your school resources you have concerns about the services your child receives, contact Dr. Lisa Lawson, Executive Director of Special Education and Support Services.
Parents are important partners in a child’s special education team. There are many ways for parents to learn and get involved. Here are a few opportunities.
Parent Council for Parents of Students with Disabilities
This group is run by BSD to give parents a place to learn and network together. Two parents from each school are nominated to represent parents of students with disabilities. These parents find out about new issues in special ed and give feedback to school administrators. Meetings are held at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in the multi-purpose room.
Brandywine Specialized Autism Program Parent Action Committee (BSAP PAC)
This group is specific to parents of children with autism. The group is required by Delaware Law.
Parent Information Center (PIC)
The Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC/DE) is a statewide nonprofit for students and families of children with special needs. They provide information, support, and learning opportunities. Visit their website for resources and support.
Delaware Disability Hub
This is a great website for families of kids and young adults with disabilities living in Delaware.
Delaware Department of Education Special Education
Here, you will find important information about what is happening in special education in Delaware. You will find news, policy, and resources. Click here to visit.