Special Education

email: specialed@paloaltopta.org

Ann Xu, VP Special Education on the Council of PTAs in Palo Alto

During this difficult time support groups are available online. These two organizations are excellent resources:

Parents Place

Parents Helping Parents


The goal of the Special Education Committee is to support families of children and youth with learning challenges and special needs by providing a forum of respectful communication between
families, the community, and the school district. We aspire to educate and advocate on the issues in our community, to foster
understanding, acceptance and inclusion.

Our initiatives include:
 Coordinating district-wide community awareness events
 Providing family support groups and parent education workshops
 Advising the Board of Education and PAUSD district administrators on matters pertaining to special
education and inclusion.

PTA Special Education / Inclusion Reps

Your PTA Special Education / Inclusion Representative is available to talk to you and to connect parents with resources, and promote inclusion. Find your rep below. We aim to have a rep on every campus. If your school does not have a rep, consider volunteering. Read the description.

In addition to serving at their local site, PTA reps are supported by PTA Council through the VP Special Education, Christine Baker, and by the CAC. The PTA has a long standing relationship with the Palo Alto CAC (Community Advisory Committee for Special Education).

School

Rep

Pre-K / Greendell

Supriya Suresh

Addison

Open

Barron Park

Yanling Wang

Duveneck

Open

El Carmelo

Open

Escondido

Aslihan Demirkaya

Fairmeadow

Vaibhav Vaish

Fletcher Middle School

Tina Chow

Elaine Heal

Greene Middle School

Christine Baker

Hoover

Wei-Wei Lin

Juana Briones

Laurie Beyer

Yuri Chang

Lucille Nixon

Terese Grimmer

Kimberly Eng Lee

Ohlone

Jay Gluckman

Palo Verde

Open

Walter Hays

Gauri Deshpande

JLS

Y. C.Yael Valek

Gunn

Ann Xu
Momo Yanagihara

Grace Downer

Yael Uziyel Naveh

Paly

Mary Vincent