All parents are invited to attend the SERG Parent Meeting on October 16, 2019 at 7pm at the District Office for the State of D205's Special Education program.

Hear about the new structure and how they function along with an update on the Special Education Program Review from the new slate of District Administrators, including:

Nikki Tammaru, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Development
Dr. Michael Volpe, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Anna Bahramis, Director of Special Education 6-12
Colleen Cook, Director of Special Education K-5
Bring your questions!

How Can I Be a Good Brother or Sister to My Sibling with Disabilities?

The Sibling Leadership Network presents two parallel workshops for families with children with disabilities. Expert siblings share their experience with kids through activities and games, while parents leave with information and resources to support siblings at various stages of life. Presented by the Elmhurst Public Library.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2-3 pm
EPL Large Meeting Room
Best for parents and grades K-8

Intelligent Lives Screening + Discussion

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. 

Monday, November 18, 2019 from 7-8 pm
EPL Large Meeting Room
Adults + Grades 9-12
No registration required

Managing School Transitions for your Student

Is your student transitioning from one grade or building to another? Read recommendations shared by our parent panelists at the January 2019 SERG meeting about School Transitions. 

Recaps are available for both Middle School and High School

SERG MISSION - Empowering This Generation and The Next

To support parents of children with special needs from ages 3 to 21 by...

  • Educating families within District 205 to increase awareness and gain support for individuals with disabilities in our community.
  • Connecting parents, educators and administrators to increase understanding and collaboration.
  • Providing information about resources in our community
  • Sponsoring programs on a variety of topics related to special education.
  • Providing resources for parents on topics of services, policies and procedures for children with special needs.

SERG is organized and funded by the District 205 schools' PTAs.

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School Represented           

SERG Co-Chair   Elena Cutri
SERG Co-Chair   Mary Young
Madison   open
Edison   Christine Simonis
Emerson    Katie Eberspacher   
Field   open
Fischer   Vanessa Paoli
Hawthorne   open
Jackson   Christy McLaughlin
Jefferson   Yolo Adams
Jefferson   Yukari Finley
Bryan   Elena Cutri
Churchville   open
Sandburg   Mary Young