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The Alameda Special Education Family Support Group (ASPEDFamilies) was created by parents and supported by parents, students, educators, and community members.  The ASPEDFamilies strives to support our families, build the ASPEDFamilies community, and promote communication within the Alameda community.

Parents, students, educators, and community members are welcome to participate in group meetings. 
ASPEDFamilies holds quarterly meetings during the Alameda Unified School District school year.  Our meetings offer an opportunity for you to share resources, ask questions, and build community.

ASPEDFamilies Meetings are organized with the first hour as a program presentation; the second hour of the meeting is held for confidential parent sharing.

ASPEDFamilies is a committee of the Alameda PTA Council.  The Alameda PTA Council is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization.

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Thank you to Dr. Sarah Taylor and the panel for a wonderful workshop!

ASPED Families Workshop Series
Resilience, coffee, and community:
How parents advocate for
children with special needs

Presented by
Sarah Taylor, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor, CSU East Bay
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Franklin Elementary
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Free Childcare

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Sarah Taylor will share insights
from her research on advocacy with over 300 parents
of children with disabilities
as well as her personal experiences in advocating
for her 11-year-old son with fragile X syndrome.
Participants will learn about core advocacy strategies
as well as how the parenting and advocacy journey
shifts as children grow.

Following the presentation a panel
of parents and professionals in their fields
will discuss advocacy strategies

Visit 2017-2018 Workshop Series for more information

ASPED Families Presentation

presented by AUSD on 09/2017

On September 21, 2017, Chief Student Support Officer Kirsten Zazo and Director of Special Education Victoria Forrester gave this presentation on AUSD's special education services to the Alameda Special Education Families Support Group.



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